Skye 54

1983
Designers
Robert Ladd
F. Michael Kaufman
Builder
Mao Ta Shipyard
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG w/balsa core

Dimensions

Length Overall
53 4 / 16.3 m
Waterline Length
43 4 / 13.2 m
Beam
14 11 / 4.6 m
Draft
5 10 / 1.8 m
Displacement
40,580 lbs / 18,409 kg
Ballast
16,500 lbs / 7,484 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Ketch
Reported Sail Area
1,322 ft2 / 122.8 m2
Total Sail Area
1,077.5 ft2 / 100.1 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
482.7 ft2 / 44.8 m2
P
55 9 / 17 m
E
17 3 / 5.3 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
594.7 ft2 / 55.3 m2
I
60 11 / 18.6 m
J
19 5 / 5.9 m
Forestay Length
64 0 / 19.5 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Pathfinder
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
8.82 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
17.91
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
40.66
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
222.72
moderate
Comfort Ratio
36.44
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.75
better suited for ocean passages

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