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Salona 38 medium draft

The Salona 38, here in "medium draft" version, is a 37’8” monohull sailboat designed by J&J Design and Jason Ker. She was built by AD Boats (Croatia) and made of sandwich fiberglass / polyester with galvanised steel frame. The production started in 2011 .

The Salona 38 belongs to the Salona Yachts range. The Salona 38 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Shoal draft and Deep draft.

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Salona 38's   Main Features
Model Salona 38
Version Medium draft
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruiser-racer sailboat
Shipyard
Designer J&J Design
Jason Ker
Range Salona Yachts
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich fiberglass / polyester with galvanised steel frame
First built hull 2011
Last built hull Discontinued
Appendages Keel :
Fin with bulb
Helm 2 wheels
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Open aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification A
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Salona 38's   Main dimensions
Hull length 37’ 8”
Waterline length 33’ 4”
Beam (width) 11’ 11”
Draft 6’ 6”
Light displacement 14330 lbs
Ballast weight 5004 lbs
Salona 38's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 952 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1492 sq.ft
Mainsail area 490 sq.ft
Genoa area 462 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 1002 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 9/10
Rotating spars No
Mast position Keel stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum (carbon fiber as an option)
Number of levels of spreaders 3
Spreaders angle Swept-back
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 49’ 5”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 12’ 6”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 46’ 11”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 18’
Salona 38's   Performances
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
25.38
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
39.79
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
176
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
35 %
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
7.73 knots
Salona 38's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 29 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 26.4 gal
Salona 38's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 2 / 3
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 8
Head(s) (min/max) 1 / 2
Fresh water tank capacity 47.6 gal
Holding tank capacity 11.1 gal
Salona 38's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 6’ 2”
Berth length 6’ 8”
Berth width 1’ 10”
Salona 38's   Fore cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 2”
Berth length 7’ 4”
Salona 38's   Aft cabin
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width 3’ 5”

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