Bayfield 36/40

1985 — 1988
Designer
Hayden Gozzard
Builder
Bayfield Boat Yard Ltd.
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Long
Rudder
?
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
41 2 / 12.6 m
Length On Deck
35 11 / 11 m
Waterline Length
30 6 / 9.3 m
Beam
12 0 / 3.7 m
Draft
5 8 / 1.8 m
Displacement
18,500 lb / 8,391 kg
Ballast
6,500 lb / 2,948 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Type
Ketch
Reported Sail Area
738′² / 68.6 m²
Total Sail Area
794′² / 73.8 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
280′² / 26 m²
P
41 6 / 12.7 m
E
13 5 / 4.1 m
Mast Height
49 0 / 14.9 m
Foresail
Sail Area
514′² / 47.8 m²
I
52 0 / 15.9 m
J
19 9 / 6 m
Forestay Length
55 7 / 17 m
Mizzen
PY
24 8 / 7.5 m
EY
9 3 / 2.8 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Yanmar
Model
4JHE
HP
44
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
100 gal / 379 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.4 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.88
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
35.14
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
291.09
heavy
Comfort Ratio
32.25
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.81
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

From BlueWaterBoats.org:

The Bayfield 36 is a Canadian built, full keeled cruiser with traditional teak styling designed by Hayden Gozzard. Production started in 1985 and ran until the factory in Clinton, Ontario burned down in 1988. She is a unique combination of new and old thinking with her clipper bow, trailboards, and teak combings combined with an aluminium toerail and beamy interior. This is a “big” 36-footer, and owners love her as much for her good looks as for her amazingly spacious accommodations. Performance-wise she will not win you any races but when in a blow you will enjoy her heavy displacement, full keeled underbody. Handholds are wherever you need them.

The construction is solid glass with molded inserts to create the interior substructure while the deck is balsa cored. Chainplates tie into bulkheads or special stubs tied into the hull. The mast is keel stepped while the internal ballast is 6,500 pounds of lead. The fuel tankage is aluminium with 45 gallons capacity while the water and holding tanks are plastic. Her accommodations include two cabins, a head with tub, and spacious salon. Some versions have a fixed salon table while others have a table that folds down from the main bulkhead. Here is where the Bayfield shines with the spaciousness of a much larger yacht. In fact it is mystery how they packed the proverbial 10 pounds in 1 pound sack. Her engine was a Yanmar 4 JHE 44 HP which is still in many. Access is beneath the companionway and through the starboard cockpit bench.

Buyers Notes

The aluminium fuel tank is prone to corrosion. It sits just forward the companionway inserts deep into the bilge. The original stove used butane gas which is difficult to find and refill in the USA. Originally specifications listed 4′ 11″ as the draft. Actual drafts are around 5′ 9″ due to overbuilding and cruising weight. Exterior storage is limited with no lazzarettes or anchor locker.

Links, References and Further Reading

» Bayfield 36 Review, Richard Jordan, Waves
» Contemporary Classic, Sven Donaldson, Boat Review

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