Pearson 40

1979 — 1981
Designer
William Shaw
Builder
Pearson Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
71
Hull Type
Keel/CB & spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
39 11 / 12.2 m
Waterline Length
31 3 / 9.5 m
Beam
12 6 / 3.8 m
Draft
4 3 / 1.3 m 9 4 / 2.9 m
Displacement
22,800 lbs / 10,342 kg
Ballast
12,200 lbs / 5,534 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
803 ft2 / 74.6 m2
Total Sail Area
803 ft2 / 74.6 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
352.5 ft2 / 32.8 m2
P
47 0 / 14.3 m
E
14 11 / 4.6 m
Mast Height
60 0 / 18.3 m
Foresail
Sail Area
450.5 ft2 / 41.9 m2
I
52 11 / 16.2 m
J
16 11 / 5.2 m
Forestay Length
55 8 / 17 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Westerbeke w/v-drive
Model
40
HP
37
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
46 gal / 174 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
90 gal / 341 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.49 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.98
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
53.51
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
333.53
heavy
Comfort Ratio
35.75
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.76
better suited for ocean passages

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