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Albin 79

The Albin 79 is a 25’11” monohull sailboat designed by Rolf Magnusson. She was built by Albin Marine (Sweden) and made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). This sailboat was produced between 1974 and 1977 with about 250 hulls completed.

The Albin 79 belongs to the Quarter Tonner class.

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Albin 79's   Main Features
Model Albin 79
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruiser-racer sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Rolf Magnusson
Class Quarter Tonner
Construction GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull 1974
Last built hull 1977
Number of hulls built About 250
Appendages Keel :
Fin without bulb
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 rudder on skeg
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Albin 79's   Main dimensions
Hull length 25’ 11”
Waterline length 20’
Beam (width) 8’ 8”
Draft 4’ 7”
Light displacement 4079 lbs
Ballast weight 1543 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron
Albin 79's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 379 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 637 sq.ft
Mainsail area 121 sq.ft
Genoa area 258 sq.ft
Solent area 194 sq.ft
Jib area 138 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 517 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi masthead
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire continuous
Number of levels of spreaders 1
Spreaders angle 0 °
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 26’ 7”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 7’ 11”
Albin 79's   Performances
HN (French rating) 9.0
IOR rating 18.0
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.
23.36
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.
39.28
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.
231
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.
38 %
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.
5.99 knots
Albin 79's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 8 HP
Albin 79's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 1
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 6
Head(s) 1

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