Luders 44 (FG)

1963
Designer
Alfred E. Luders
Builder
Uniflite Corp.
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull Type
Long Keel
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
44 2 / 13.5 m
Waterline Length
30 1 / 9.2 m
Beam
11 1 / 3.4 m
Draft
6 2 / 1.9 m
Displacement
24,800 lbs / 11,249 kg
Ballast
?

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Yawl
Reported Sail Area
1,050 ft2 / 97.6 m2
Total Sail Area
851.6 ft2 / 79.1 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
418.5 ft2 / 38.9 m2
P
46 5 / 14.2 m
E
18 0 / 5.5 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
433.1 ft2 / 40.2 m2
I
52 5 / 16 m
J
16 6 / 5 m
Forestay Length
55 0 / 16.8 m

Auxilary Power

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

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.35 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
19.75
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
405.98
ultraheavy
Comfort Ratio
44.92
heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
1.52
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Built for the US Naval Academy by Luders Marine Construction. (AKA NAVAL ACADEMY YAWL/NA 44) Originally of wood planked construction (1939). Replaced with a fiberglass version (by Uniflite) in 1963 with a slightly different hull/rig design and different interior layout. (4 went to the US Coast Guard)
A few of the FG version were sold to individuals as sloops/cutters. (See ANNAPOLIS 44). Naval Academy boats were passed on to the US Coast Guard Academy for a few years before being sold off to individuals.
(Replaced in 1985 with the NAVY 44/DEFIANCE CLASS by McGurdy & Rhodes and again, in 2000, with a Dave Pedrick designed 44 footer.)
The layout shown here is for the original wood version.
Thanks to Mainbrace 76, and several others for providing additional background information.
Specs above are for the fiberglass version
See LUDERS 44 for specs on the wood (1939) version.


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