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Re: Interesting Sailboats

Originally Posted by olianta View Post
[QUOTE Paulo ]Can you find and post the boat dimensions? I could not find them

Here is the data. The automatic translator did not manage it all but I made some guess for the missing translations.

Data - Luffe 3,6

LOA 11.00 m
LWL 10.30 m
Width 3.13 m
Depth 1.90 m
Mast Height 16.70 m
Sthyde 1.87 m - this should be standing height
Vkt 5300 kg - Displacement
Ballast 1960 kg
Storseil 37 sqm - Mainsail
Fok 33 sqm - Genoa
Even Striking 27 sqm - not sure what it is may be self tacking roller-furling jib?
Gennaker 98 sqm
Code1 57 sqm


P.S. Trying to upgrade membership by placing enough posts.

So, Still a narrow boat (as in the shipyard tradition) but with a relatively broader transom and the beam more carried aft.

Comparing with the Luffe 37 dimensions:

LOA: 11.18 m LWL: 9.70 m
BOA: 2.75 m Draft: 1.70 m
Ballast: 1.65t Displacement: 3.70t
Mainsail: 25.00 m Genoa: 32.00 m
Jib: 21.00 m Spinnaker: 89.00 m

We can see the boat is slightly smaller but as a considerable bigger LWL and that is also beamier (3.13m to 2.75m) has more draft, more ballast (1960 to 1650kg but is also a lot heavier? (5300kg to 3900kg).

Anyway a much more powerful boat, able to carry more sail upwind and downwind (upwind - 64 sqm to 46 sqm). This difference in sail area will be more than enough to compensate for the superior weight of the new boat. This boat would be considerably faster and very good upwind.

This is a boat for the ones that like to sail with heel. I had the pleasure to have a little test sail with the boat designer on the 40.04. It was something like 25K of wind and the boar immediately heeled and then stopped at 20/25 and remained there, solid as a rock. The boat had racing sails with no reefs and that seemed not to worry him Nice day sailing in a beautiful boat with a great sailor.



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