Bristol 56.6

1986
Designer
Dieter Empacher
Builder
Bristol Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Stub + Centerboard
Rudder
?
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
56 5 / 17.2 m
Waterline Length
45 6 / 13.9 m
Beam
15 5 / 4.7 m
Draft
5 4 / 1.7 m 10 11 / 3.4 m
Displacement
66,000 lb / 29,937 kg
Ballast
20,500 lb / 9,299 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Type
Cutter
Reported Sail Area
1,372′² / 127.5 m²
Total Sail Area
1,372′² / 127.5 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
590′² / 54.8 m²
P
58 11 / 18 m
E
20 0 / 6.1 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
782′² / 72.7 m²
I
68 0 / 20.7 m
J
22 11 / 7 m
Forestay Length
71 9 / 21.9 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Weterbeke
Model
6-354
HP
100
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
220 gal / 833 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
320 gal / 1,211 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
9.04 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
13.44
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
31.06
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
312.8
heavy
Comfort Ratio
53.89
extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
1.53
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Extended version of BRISTOL 54.4.

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