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Contessa 39

1979
Designer
Doug Peterson
Builder
Jeremy Rogers Ltd.
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG
Associations
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Dimensions

Length Overall
38 8 / 11.8 m
Waterline Length
33 2 / 10.1 m
Beam
12 2 / 3.7 m
Draft
7 3 / 2.2 m
Displacement
14,250 lbs / 6,464 kg
Ballast
6,980 lbs / 3,164 kg (Lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
709 ft2 / 65.9 m2
Total Sail Area
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Mainsail
Sail Area
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P
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E
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Mast Height
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Foresail
Sail Area
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J
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Est. Forestay Len.
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Auxilary Power

Make
Seapanther
Model
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HP
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Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
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Accomodations

Water Capacity
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Holding Tank Capacity
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Headroom
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Calculations

Hull Speed
7.72 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
19.3
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
48.95
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
174.47
light
Comfort Ratio
22.32
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
2.02
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

The CONTESSA 39 ‘Eclipse’, owned by builder Jeremy Rodgers, finished 2nd overall in the notorious Fastnet Race of 1979.


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