1952
insignia
Designer
Alexander Bryan/Cortland Heyniger/Carl Meinart
Builders
AMF Corp.
Alcort
Pearson Yachts
LaserPerformance
Association
Sunfish (Int. Sunfish Class Association)
# Built
300000
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Daggerboard
Rudder
?
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
13 10 / 4.2 m
Waterline Length
12 11 / 4 m
Beam
4 0 / 1.2 m
Draft
0 7 / 0.2 m 3 3 / 1 m
Displacement
130 lb / 59 kg
Ballast
?
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    Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
    1979 Sunfish
    $800 USD
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    Westport, Connecticut, United States
    1969 Sunfish
    $700 USD
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    Pennsylvania, United States
    1960 Sunfish
    $800 USD
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    Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
    1979 Sunfish
    $800 USD
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    Westport, Connecticut, United States
    1969 Sunfish
    $700 USD
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    Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
    1979 Sunfish
    $800 USD
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    Westport, Connecticut, United States
    1969 Sunfish
    $700 USD
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    Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
    1979 Sunfish
    $800 USD
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    Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
    1979 Sunfish
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    Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
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    Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
    1979 Sunfish
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    Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
    1979 Sunfish
    $800 USD
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    Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
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    Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
    1979 Sunfish
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    Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
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    Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
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    Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
    1979 Sunfish
    $800 USD

Rig and Sails

Type
Lateen
Reported Sail Area
75′² / 7 m²
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
?
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
?
J
?
Forestay Length
?

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
4.83 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
47.0
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
26.21
Ultralight
Comfort Ratio
2.3
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
3.23
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Although the earliest models were built of wood and offered as kits, the fiberglass version, first introduced in 1960, became the most popular recreational sailboat in history. As a result, there were many imitators.

Sunfish Builder Chronology
1952 - 1969 Alcort, Inc. (founded 1945)
1969 - 1986 AMF
1986 - 1988 Loveless & DeGarmo, dba, Alcort Sailboats Inc.
1988 - 1991 Pearson Yacht Co.
1991 - 1997 Sunfish/Laser, Inc.
1997 - 2007 Vanguard
2007 - Laser Performance
Change in class rules permitted a new, slightly deeper daggerboard in the mid-1990’s.

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