• 1 / 12
  • 2 / 12
  • 3 / 12
  • 4 / 12
  • 5 / 12
  • 6 / 12
  • 7 / 12
  • 8 / 12
  • 9 / 12
  • 10 / 12
  • 11 / 12
  • 12 / 12

Seller's Description

For full description and pictures contact inthemixsue@gmail.com Mast head sloop with Navtec rod rigging, a fin keel and spade rudder. Constructed of thick fiberglass with teak trim. Bridge deck for blue water sailing and cocktail parties.

We purchased Bel Canto 11 years ago after owning and actively racing a Pearson 30 over 30 years. We planned to do extensive cruising and very little racing but wanted a rugged sailboat with a good turn of speed and windward ability. We also wanted a bright, comfortable and livable craft that handled well in all conditions. Bel Canto has lived up to all those expectations in many trips across and up Long Island Sound as far as Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard. Easy for 2 seniors to sail, with roller furling, a mainsail that drops into stackpack with integrated cover, and lines led back to cockpit. Based at Norwalk YC, the cockpit sits 6-8 comfortably for sailing and 10 for cocktails. A full bimini, with top cutouts for sail trimming, provides shade. Double lifelines and wide decks are safe for our grandchildren who loved to sail, invite friends and have sleepovers. Plenty of room with v-berth, single and double settees and quarter berth. We would be still enjoying her, but have reached the age where handling a lively sailboat is beyond our physical abilities.

GEAR AND WHAT’S NEW: BOTTOM: When the boat was purchased in Fall 2011, she was stored indoors to dry thoroughly. In the spring, the bottom was sanded down and reglassed. Then two coats of barrier paint were applied. The bottom has been painted each year with highest grade ablative Petit bottom paint. Summer 2021, the boat was hauled, the keel bolts were tightened and sealed.

ENGINE: Original Yanmar 30GM raw water cooled engine, 3 Cylinder, 30 HP Diesel . It has been well maintained and was checked by diesel mechanic early August. 20 gallon fuel tank. Boat burns approximately 1 gallon per hour. 2022: New fuel pump, bilge pump, filters, engine servicing 2021: New manifold 2018: New throttle and gearshift 2013: New Martec

Equipment: STEERING: Edson steering system with a Destroyer wheel and compass binnacle Autohelm 3000 auto pilot system with power plug on deck 2018: New chain and control cable.

ANCHORS: Fortress Anchor with 20 feet of 1/4 inch chain, 200 feet inch anchor rode. Also, one 20 lb Danforth spare with anchor line.

RIGGING: Navtech Stainless Steel Rod Rigging. 2015 Replaced lower shrouds 2011 new halyards Adjustable Hydraulic Backstay Running Fore stay on track Boom Vang

SAILS: Mainsail: Loose footed, reconditioned 2022. Easily drops into North Stackpack with lazy jacks and built-in cover. Roller furling 135 Dacron jib with blue protective edging. 2 Mylar 150% jibs judged in Fair condition. Have not raced the boat so have not used them. 1 Storm jib 1 Spinnaker, a bit elderly but usable for cruising. Spinnaker Pole with trigger ends.

DECK & SAIL HANDLING GEAR: 2 Lewmar #42 2-speed winches port and starboard in cockpit 2 Barient #27 2-speed Self tailing winches port and starboard in cockpit 1 Self tailing Lewmar #16 Cabin top 2 Barient #18 Cabin top port and starboard 1 Barient #10 Mid Cabin top 1 winch on boom for reefing 5 Winch Handles: 3 Stainless Steel Barient lock In; 2 Floating Topping Lift Inboard, Full Length Genoa Tracks with Cars Full Length Toe Rail, Port and Starboard 2nd Jib Halyard Mainsheet System on Traveler A reef line with jammer mounted in boom Internal Harken Main Outhaul System Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster 3 Large Snatch Blocks 2nd Spinnaker Halyard Jib Furling System, 2 tracks, line on starboard side All lines are led aft to a self tailing winch and stoppers on cabin roof, so sails can be controlled from the cockpit.




C&C Design
C&C Yachts
# Built


Length Overall
35 11 / 11 m
Waterline Length
27 9 / 8.5 m
12 0 / 3.7 m
6 0 / 1.8 m
12,000 lb / 5,443 kg
5,000 lb / 2,268 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
599′² / 55.7 m²
Total Sail Area
599′² / 55.7 m²
Sail Area
243′² / 22.6 m²
41 6 / 12.7 m
11 8 / 3.6 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
356′² / 33.1 m²
47 6 / 14.5 m
14 11 / 4.6 m
Forestay Length
49 9 / 15.2 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
20 gal / 76 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
38 gal / 144 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
7.8 kn
Classic: 7.06 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

7.81 knots
Classic formula: 7.06 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
200-275: moderate

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
>2.0: better suited for coastal cruising

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


Keel/CB version:
Draft (BD): 7.50’/2.29m
Draft (BU): 4.00’/1.22m
Displacement: 12800 lbs./5806 kgs.
Ballast: 5900 lbs./2676 kgs.

This listing is presented by SailboatListings.com. Visit their website for more information or to contact the seller.

View on SailboatListings.com




Embed this page on your own website by copying and pasting this code.

Similar Sailboats For Sale

Great choice! Your favorites are temporarily saved for this session. Sign in to save them permanently, access them on any device, and receive relevant alerts.

We will occasionally send you relevant updates. You can opt out or contact us any time.


Get occassional updates about new features or featured sailboats.
You can opt out or contact us any time.

Made with ♥ by the founders of Refit Guide
©2022 Sea Time Tech, LLC

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.