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S&S 40 (1964)

1964 — 1976
Designer
Sparkman & Stephens
Builder
Far East Yachts
Hull Type
Fin Keel
Construction
Wood/FG
Associations
?

Dimensions

Length Overall
39 9 / 12.1 m
Waterline Length
28 8 / 8.8 m
Beam
10 0 / 3.1 m
Draft
6 5 / 2 m
Displacement
17,200 lbs / 7,802 kg
Ballast
7,000 lbs / 3,175 kg (Lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
659 ft2 / 61.2 m2
Total Sail Area
657.4 ft2 / 61.1 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
297.1 ft2 / 27.6 m2
P
38 6 / 11.7 m
E
15 5 / 4.7 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
360.3 ft2 / 33.5 m2
I
47 0 / 14.3 m
J
15 3 / 4.7 m
Est. Forestay Len.
49 5 / 15.1 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.18 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.82
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
40.7
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
323.12
heavy
Comfort Ratio
38.32
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.55
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

S&S design #1767.(seems identical to #1738) Successful racer under RORC. From several builders. Various options, conventional or reverse transom; coachroof or flush deck with differing layouts and rigs.
As many as 10 were built of fiberglass by Teksoglass of Sweden and wood versions by a number of others. At a later date, the molds were used by another builder in Finland to build the AQUARIUS 40 with a modified keel and rudder.
Not to be confused with a later S&S 40 (IOR 1 ton - S&S design #2062).


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