Gulfstar 53 MS

1971 — 1975
Designer
Vince & Richard Lazarra
Builder
Gulfstar Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
27
Hull Type
Fin (shoal draft)
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
52 11 / 16.2 m
Waterline Length
47 2 / 14.4 m
Beam
14 11 / 4.6 m
Draft
4 5 / 1.4 m
Displacement
44,000 lbs / 19,958 kg
Ballast
5,000 lbs / 2,268 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Ketch
Reported Sail Area
937 ft2 / 87.1 m2
Total Sail Area
961.3 ft2 / 89.3 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
455 ft2 / 42.3 m2
P
45 6 / 13.9 m
E
20 0 / 6.1 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
506.3 ft2 / 47 m2
I
53 6 / 16.3 m
J
18 10 / 5.8 m
Forestay Length
56 9 / 17.3 m
Mizzen
PY
27 9 / 8.5 m
EY
10 11 / 3.4 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Perkins
Model
6-354
HP
130
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
400 gal / 1,514 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
400 gal / 1,514 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
9.21 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
12.03
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
11.36
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
186.21
light
Comfort Ratio
37.4
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.7
better suited for ocean passages

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