Polaris 43

1979
Designer
Robert Perry
Builder
Chien Yu (TAIWAN)
Associations
?
# Built
6
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
Skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
42 8 / 13 m
Waterline Length
35 0 / 10.7 m
Beam
12 6 / 3.8 m
Draft
6 2 / 1.9 m
Displacement
24,600 lb / 11,158 kg
Ballast
8,450 lb / 3,833 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Type
Cutter
Reported Sail Area
860′² / 79.9 m²
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
?
Mast Height
49 6 / 15.1 m
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
?
J
?
Forestay Length
?

Auxilary Power

Make
Volvo
Model
?
HP
40
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
100 gal / 379 l

Accomodations

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

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.94 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.27
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
34.35
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
254.39
moderate
Comfort Ratio
34.95
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.72
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Originally designed for a single client (based on the VALIANT 40) but went into limited and unauthorized production. (against designers wishes with no royalties paid)
Promoted by Pacific Odyssey Inc., (USA).

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