Morgan 43

1985
Designer
Nelson Marek
Builder
Morgan Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
43 0 / 13.1 m
Waterline Length
35 4 / 10.8 m
Beam
13 5 / 4.1 m
Draft
6 0 / 1.8 m
Displacement
23,500 lbs / 10,659 kg
Ballast
8,200 lbs / 3,719 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
797 ft2 / 74 m2
Total Sail Area
796.9 ft2 / 74 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
331.3 ft2 / 30.8 m2
P
46 5 / 14.2 m
E
14 2 / 4.3 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
465.5 ft2 / 43.3 m2
I
53 2 / 16.2 m
J
17 5 / 5.3 m
Forestay Length
56 0 / 17.1 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Perkins
Model
4-108
HP
50
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
60 gal / 227 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
200 gal / 757 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.96 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.54
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
34.89
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
237.9
moderate
Comfort Ratio
29.91
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.89
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Shoal draft version: Draft= 5.0’/1.52m
Similar to CATALINA MORGAN 43/44.
An updated version? became the MORGAN 44 (1989?)


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