Malbec 18

2017
Designer
Heraldo Ruesch
Builder
Ventura Sport Boats
Associations
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# Built
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Hull Type
Centerboard (Trunk)
Construction
FG single chine

Dimensions

Length Overall
18 0 / 5.5 m
Waterline Length
16 0 / 4.9 m
Beam
7 2 / 2.2 m
Draft
0 9 / 0.3 m 3 6 / 1.1 m
Displacement
1,500 lbs / 680 kg
Ballast
450 lbs / 204 kg

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
157 ft2 / 14.6 m2
Total Sail Area
140.4 ft2 / 13 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
78.6 ft2 / 7.3 m2
P
20 10 / 6.4 m
E
7 6 / 2.3 m
Mast Height
25 11 / 7.9 m
Foresail
Sail Area
61.8 ft2 / 5.7 m2
I
19 9 / 6 m
J
6 2 / 1.9 m
Forestay Length
20 9 / 6.3 m

Auxilary Power

Make
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Model
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HP
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Fuel Type
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Fuel Capacity
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Accomodations

Water Capacity
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Holding Tank Capacity
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Headroom
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Calculations

Hull Speed
5.36 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
19.17
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
30.0
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
163.49
light
Comfort Ratio
10.06
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.51
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Formerly the RUESCH 5.5 (2006).
Power: up to 9hp outboard.


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