Watkins 23 XL

1973 — 1980
Designer
Johannes "Jopie" Helsen
Builder
Watkins Yachts
Association
Watkins Owners
# Built
400
Hull Type
Keel/Cbrd.
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
22 11 / 7 m
Waterline Length
19 9 / 6 m
Beam
8 0 / 2.4 m
Draft
1 6 / 0.5 m 6 0 / 1.8 m
Displacement
2,500 lbs / 1,134 kg
Ballast
900 lbs / 408 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
200 ft2 / 18.6 m2
Total Sail Area
199.9 ft2 / 18.6 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
91.9 ft2 / 8.5 m2
P
20 11 / 6.4 m
E
8 9 / 2.7 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
108 ft2 / 10 m2
I
24 0 / 7.3 m
J
8 11 / 2.7 m
Forestay Length
25 7 / 7.8 m

Auxilary Power

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

Accomodations

Water Capacity
15 gal / 57 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.96 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
17.37
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
36.0
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
143.78
light
Comfort Ratio
11.59
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.36
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

An adaptation of the HELSEN 22. The Watkins brothers obtained permission from the original designer/builder, Johannes Helsen, to produce a copy, with a few modifications.


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