Contessa 27

1981
Designer
Rob Humphreys
Builder
Jeremy Rogers Ltd.
Associations
?
# Built
150
Hull Type
Fin w/transom hung rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
27 5 / 8.4 m
Waterline Length
23 5 / 7.2 m
Beam
10 0 / 3.1 m
Draft
5 4 / 1.7 m
Displacement
5,750 lbs / 2,608 kg
Ballast
2,610 lbs / 1,183 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
413 ft2 / 38.4 m2
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
?
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
?
J
?
Forestay Length
?

Auxilary Power

Make
Volvo (opt.)
Model
2001
HP
9
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
10 gal / 38 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
20 gal / 76 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.5 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
20.59
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
45.36
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
197.8
light
Comfort Ratio
16.64
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.23
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

In 1985 the molds and design of the CONTESSA 27 were purchased by MG Yachts and it was sold as the MGC27.
There was also a drop keel version: draft from 3.16’ - 5.83’.


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