Gallant 53

1966 — 1973
Designer
E. G. Van de Stadt
Builders
Tyler Boat Co. Ltd.
Southern Ocean Shipyard Ltd.
Associations
?
# Built
22
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
53 2 / 16.2 m
Waterline Length
38 8 / 11.8 m
Beam
13 1 / 4 m
Draft
7 3 / 2.2 m
Displacement
40,000 lbs / 18,144 kg
Ballast
12,000 lbs / 5,443 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
967 ft2 / 89.8 m2
Total Sail Area
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Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
?
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
?
J
?
Forestay Length
?

Auxilary Power

Make
Perkins
Model
?
HP
72
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
8.34 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
13.23
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
30.0
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
306.9
heavy
Comfort Ratio
46.39
heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
1.53
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

vds design #158.
When introduced, this was the worlds largest ‘series-built’ FG yacht.
Center and aft cockpit versions. Sloop or ketch.
In 1977, it was on a GALLANT 53 that Naomi James became the first woman to sail around the world single handed.


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