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Gulfstar 44

1978 — 1984
Designer
Vince & Richard Lazarra
Builder
Gulfstar Yachts
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG/ solid hull & balsa cored deck

Dimensions

Length Overall
44.67 ft / 13.62 m
Waterline Length
35.50 ft / 10.82 m
Beam
13.16 ft / 4.01 m
Draft
5.50 ft / 1.68 m
Displacement
26,000 lb / 11,793 kg
Ballast
8,500 lb / 3,856 kg
Ballast Type
Lead
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
697.00 ft2 / 64.75 m2
Total Sail Area
697.11 ft2 / 64.76 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
354.35 ft2 / 32.92 m2
P
37.30 ft / 11.37 m
E
19.00 ft / 5.79 m
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
342.76 ft2 / 31.84 m2
I
45.10 ft / 13.75 m
J
15.20 ft / 4.63 m
Est. Forestay Len.
47.59 ft / 14.51 m
Mizzen
PY
EY

Auxilary Power

Make
Perkins
Model
4.154
HP
62
Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
80 gals / 303 L

Accomodations

Water Capacity
160 gals / 606 L

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.98 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
12.71
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
32.69
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
259.44
moderate
Comfort Ratio
33.69
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.78
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Holding tank: 30 gals.
Available as ketch and tall rig sloop.


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