Samourai MK1

1968 — 1970
Designer
Michel Bigoin
Builders
New Japan Yacht Co. Ltd.
CNSO (Constructions Nautiques du Sud-Ouest)
Associations
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# Built
800
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
24 3 / 7.4 m
Waterline Length
19 0 / 5.8 m
Beam
7 10 / 2.4 m
Draft
3 11 / 1.2 m
Displacement
3,530 lbs / 1,600 kg
Ballast
1,540 lbs / 700 kg (Iron)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
252 ft2 / 23.4 m2
Total Sail Area
252 ft2 / 23.4 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
116.3 ft2 / 10.8 m2
P
26 2 / 8 m
E
8 10 / 2.7 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
135.7 ft2 / 12.6 m2
I
29 6 / 9 m
J
9 2 / 2.8 m
Forestay Length
30 11 / 9.4 m

Auxilary Power

Make
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Model
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HP
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Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.85 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
17.4
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
43.75
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
228.48
moderate
Comfort Ratio
16.83
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.07
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

There are two types of Samouraïs, the MK1 (7m40) and the MK2 (7m60).
A MKI finished 3rd at the 1968 Int. 1/4 ton cup (RORC).
Of the 800 produced there were many variations.


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