Dickerson 40

1968 — 1974
Designer
Ernest Tucker
Builder
Dickerson Boatbuilders
Association
Dickerson Boatbuilders Owners (USA)
# Built
?
Hull Type
Long Keel
Construction
Wood (strip planked)

Dimensions

Length Overall
39 11 / 12.2 m
Waterline Length
30 4 / 9.3 m
Beam
12 0 / 3.7 m
Draft
4 5 / 1.4 m
Displacement
18,000 lbs / 8,165 kg
Ballast
5,600 lbs / 2,540 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Ketch
Reported Sail Area
600 ft2 / 55.7 m2
Total Sail Area
564.4 ft2 / 52.4 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
304 ft2 / 28.2 m2
P
37 11 / 11.6 m
E
16 0 / 4.9 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
260.4 ft2 / 24.2 m2
I
41 0 / 12.5 m
J
12 8 / 3.9 m
Forestay Length
42 10 / 13.1 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Westerbeke
Model
4-107
HP
37
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
40 gal / 151 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
60 gal / 227 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.39 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
13.98
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
31.11
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
285.46
heavy
Comfort Ratio
30.3
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.83
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Replaced with the fiberglass DICKERSON 41 in 1974.
A rendering of this yacht appeared in ‘Yachting’, 1973.


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