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63' Cruising Centerboard Sloop




DESIGNER'S COMMENTS

If you think this design looks familiar, you are right. The owner wanted his new design to reflect the classic look of his present yacht. This 63' center cockpit cruising design is a perfect example of the combination of performance and cruising comfort. The center cockpit provides both excellent 360 degree visibility as well as a spacious interior. The owner's and guest's staterooms, aft and forward, are separated by a large common area. There is easy access out of the aft stateroom to the lazarette to service the generator and other equipment, and the large forepeak is every captain's dream - a workroom.





APPROXIMATE PRINCIPAL DIMENSIONS

LOA                     63'-3"
DWL                    49'-11"
Beam max             16'-6"
Draft CB up          5'-10"
Draft CB down     12'-1"
Displacement        70,000 lbs.
Ballast                   31,500 lbs.
Engine                   Cummins 230 bhp
Generator              13.5 kw
Water                      220 gal
Fuel                        615 gal







D/L vs SA/D Graph
(length vs sail area to displacement graph)
This graph represents 4 categories of yachts:
Category 1 (Tripp 40) represents racing yachts
Category 2 (Cal 39) represents good performance IOR yachts
Category 3 (LH 46) represents all types of cruising yachts
Category 4 (Deerfoot 61) represents light displacement, low sail area and narrow long water-length yachts

The red dot indicates the location of the 63' sloop with its calculated design ratios. The design ratios place this yacht in a perfect position to qualify as a cruising / racing yacht.




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