Nordic Family Boat

1974 — 1993
Designers
Paul Elvström
Jan Kjærulff
Builder
Birka Marine
Association
Nordic Family Boat
# Built
350
Hull Type
Fin w/transom hung rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
29 0 / 8.9 m
Waterline Length
23 9 / 7.3 m
Beam
8 8 / 2.7 m
Draft
5 1 / 1.6 m
Displacement
6,280 lbs / 2,850 kg
Ballast
2,820 lbs / 1,280 kg (Iron)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
394 ft2 / 36.6 m2
Total Sail Area
394.3 ft2 / 36.6 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
203 ft2 / 18.9 m2
P
36 5 / 11.1 m
E
11 1 / 3.4 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
191.3 ft2 / 17.8 m2
I
33 9 / 10.3 m
J
11 3 / 3.5 m
Forestay Length
35 7 / 10.9 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Volvo
Model
2001/S
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
7 gal / 26 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
16 gal / 61 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.54 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
18.51
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
44.91
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
208.32
moderate
Comfort Ratio
21.35
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.88
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Built at a number of different yards in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. (Birka Marine, (FIN).)


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