Swordfish

1946 — 1963
insignia
Designer
Uffa Fox
Builder
Fairey Marine Ltd
Associations
?
# Built
200
Hull Type
Centerboard Dinghy
Construction
Hot molded plywood

Dimensions

Length Overall
14 11 / 4.6 m
Waterline Length
14 6 / 4.4 m
Beam
4 11 / 1.5 m
Draft
0 9 / 0.2 m 4 9 / 1.5 m
Displacement
880 lbs / 397 kg
Ballast
?
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
130 ft2 / 12.1 m2
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
?
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
?
J
?
Forestay Length
?

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.1 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
22.74
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
128.13
light
Comfort Ratio
10.75
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.09
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

With the introduction of fiberglass, the ‘hot molded’ contruction method (developed during WWII) became too expensive, and production of the SWORDFISH was discontinued in 1963. The same equipment, however, was used to build the first ABLACORE which has a slightly modified hull and more sail area.


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