One of only 14 built, this is hull #8. This boat is quick and seaworthy. Well maintained, it is turn-key. Ready to depart for anywhere, all you need is crew and food. I am dealing with cancer on top of getting old and thus selling the boat which was just restored at substantial cost. Why get a boat that you have to work on when you could be instantly off on your adventure? 4 foot draft gets you about anywhere if your interested in shoal water locations.
Sails: Main, drifter, genoa, Yankee jib, staysail, storm jib and spinnaker.
Wide open engine room. Get at everything with relative ease. Two battery banks, Single sideband radio, Wind meter, depth finder, 2 VHF radios, GPS chart plotter, Solar panels, Bimini, Dodger, Gas stove, refrigeration, heavy duty Auto Pilot, Air-conditioning, water heater, 2500-watt inverter, Micro-wave and more equipment. Bottom job six weeks old. Boat spends most of the time on a lift.
The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.
Classic hull speed formula:
Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWLA more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.
Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL
A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.
SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3
A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.
Ballast / Displacement * 100
A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.
D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³
This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.
Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)
This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.
CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)
A prototype, ‘Moody Blue’ (1975) had a flush deck. Subsequent boats had a coach roof like the one shown here. Thanks to David Bythewood for providing additional information on this yacht.
The SOVEREL 36 (1975)CB was also available in a more cruising oriented version, with a keel/centerboard, less sail area and more ballast.
Draft - BU: 3.58’/BD: 8.25’
Disp.: 14000 lbs. Bal.: 7500 lbs.
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