CSY 44 (Mid-Cockpit)

1977 — 1980
Designer
Peter Schmitt
Builder
CSY (Caribbean Sailing Yachts)
Association
CSY (Caribbean Sailing Yachts) history
# Built
?
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
Skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
43 11 / 13.4 m
Waterline Length
36 3 / 11.1 m
Beam
13 3 / 4.1 m
Draft
6 5 / 2 m
Displacement
38,000 lb / 17,237 kg
Ballast
14,000 lb / 6,350 kg
Drawing of CSY 44 (Mid-Cockpit)

Rig and Sails

Type
Cutter
Reported Sail Area
906′² / 84.2 m²
Total Sail Area
906′² / 84.2 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
378′² / 35.1 m²
P
44 5 / 13.6 m
E
16 11 / 5.2 m
Air Draft
56 0 / 17.1 m
Foresail
Sail Area
528′² / 49 m²
I
52 0 / 15.9 m
J
20 3 / 6.2 m
Forestay Length
55 9 / 17 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Perkins
Model
4-154
HP
62
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
100 gal / 379 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
400 gal / 1,514 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
8.0 kn
Classic: 8.08 kn

Hull Speed

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.

Formula

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A 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

8.02 knots
Classic formula: 8.08 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
12.8
<16: under powered

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

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.

Formula

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
12.83
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
Ballast/Displacement
36.8
<40: less stiff, less powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

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.

Formula

Ballast / Displacement * 100

36.84
<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
354.1
>350: ultraheavy

Displacement / Length Ratio

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.

Formula

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
354.12
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
48.0
40-50: heavy bluewater boat

Comfort Ratio

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.

Formula

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
47.98
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
1.6
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

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.

Formula

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
1.58
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

There were three version of the CSY 44: PILOT HOUSE, MID COCKPIT, and WALK THROUGH. Most popular was the MID-COCKPIT (shown here) or ‘walk-over’, built from 1977 to 1980 primarily for the charter trade.

The Pilot House design has an aft cockpit and a second second steering station. Most were delivered with the ketch rig. A shoal draft version draws 4.92’.

The Walk-through version provided access to the aft cabin through the galley area without coming on deck. These were normally delivered as cutters with a few rigged as ketches.
The CSY 44 was also sold under a number of other names including the CYGNET 44 and later, the ANTIQUA 44.

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