Gaia 36

1965
Designer
Sparkman & Stephens
Builder
Benello (ITA)
Associations
?
# Built
19
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
35 11 / 11 m
Waterline Length
25 5 / 7.8 m
Beam
9 8 / 3 m
Draft
6 0 / 1.8 m
Displacement
15,400 lbs / 6,985 kg
Ballast
7,800 lbs / 3,538 kg

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
540 ft2 / 50.2 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
6.77 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
13.96
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
50.65
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
414.62
ultraheavy
Comfort Ratio
40.17
heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
1.55
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Based on ‘Hestia’, a successful racer under the RORC rule.(S&S#1478)
This was the first production version of this design.
There were a number of other later variants including the SWAN 36, and the SIGMA 36 by Cheoy Lee.


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