Downeaster 45

1976 — 1981
Designer
Bob Poole
Builder
Down East Yachts Inc.
Associations
?
# Built
29
Hull Type
Long Keel
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
45 0 / 13.7 m
Waterline Length
35 9 / 10.9 m
Beam
14 0 / 4.3 m
Draft
5 10 / 1.8 m
Displacement
39,000 lbs / 17,690 kg
Ballast
12,000 lbs / 5,443 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Staysail Ketch
Reported Sail Area
1,145 ft2 / 106.4 m2
Total Sail Area
968.9 ft2 / 90 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
391.1 ft2 / 36.3 m2
P
45 11 / 14 m
E
16 11 / 5.2 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
577.8 ft2 / 53.7 m2
I
53 8 / 16.4 m
J
21 5 / 6.6 m
Forestay Length
57 10 / 17.7 m
Mizzen
PY
31 11 / 9.8 m
EY
10 11 / 3.4 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Perkins
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
282 gal / 1,067 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
324 gal / 1,226 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
8.01 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.93
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
30.77
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
381.06
ultraheavy
Comfort Ratio
46.2
heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
1.65
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Available as a Ketch or Schooner (3).


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