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Performance Comparison ( from Sail Calculator Pro website)

Look at the sail area vs. displacement numbers of the beneteau.... and the motion comfort numbers vs. that of the Columbia...the Columbia is 5 inches longer and 5,000 lbs heavier..but only .3 knots slower according to this chart...


LOA Beneteau First 44.7
44.1
Columbia 45
44.69
LWL Beneteau First 44.7
37.48
Columbia 45
34.76
Beam Beneteau First 44.7
13
Columbia 45
11.91
Displacement Beneteau First 44.7
21572
Columbia 45
26900
Sail Area Beneteau First 44.7
11.7983
Columbia 45
692
Capsize Ratio Beneteau First 44.7
1.87
Columbia 45
1.59
Hull Speed Beneteau First 44.7
8.2
Columbia 45
7.9
Sail Area to Displacement Beneteau First 44.7
0.24
Columbia 45
12.33
Displacement to LWL Beneteau First 44.7
183
Columbia 45
286
LWL to Beam Beneteau First 44.7
2.88
Columbia 45
2.92
Motion Comfort Beneteau First 44.7
27.51
Columbia 45
40.32
Pounds/Inch Beneteau First 44.7
1741
Columbia 45
1479

Last edited by souljour2000; 12-23-2010 at 07:19 AM.
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