Kittiwake 23

1972 — 1978
Designer
Carl Alberg
Builders
Kenner Boat Company
Ray Greene & Co.
Association
Kittiwake 23 Sailboat Registry
# Built
?
Hull Type
Long Keel
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
23 7 / 7.2 m
Waterline Length
17 8 / 5.4 m
Beam
7 4 / 2.3 m
Draft
2 9 / 0.9 m
Displacement
3,700 lbs / 1,678 kg
Ballast
1,500 lbs / 680 kg (Lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
247 ft2 / 23 m2
Total Sail Area
247 ft2 / 23 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
126 ft2 / 11.7 m2
P
24 0 / 7.3 m
E
10 5 / 3.2 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
121 ft2 / 11.2 m2
I
27 5 / 8.4 m
J
8 9 / 2.7 m
Forestay Length
28 10 / 8.8 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.65 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.52
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
40.54
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
295.36
heavy
Comfort Ratio
20.18
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.92
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

The KITTIWAKE derived from the earlier SOUTH COAST 23, built by Kenner Boat Co for South Coast Sea Craft. In about 1965 South Coast took the molds and moved to a different location. A hull that was left behind was used to create a new mold, enlarged by a few inches, and re-faired to make the KITTIWAKE.
Sometime around 1970 the factory was sold to a conglomerate named AJ Industries which continued to produce Kittiwakes under the Kenner name.
In 1973, Ray Greene and Co. of Toledo, OH bought the molds and built an unknown number of Kittiwakes until it ceased operation.
Later, River City Sailcraft obtained one or more molds and built an unknown number of Kittiwakes. In 1978 the plant reportedly burned, and the molds were destroyed.


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