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Oxion 32 Alu

The Oxion 32 Alu is a 29’6” monohull sailboat designed by Michel Joubert and Bernard Nivelt. She was built by Form'Océan (France) and made of aluminum. This sailboat was produced between 1981 and 1986.
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Oxion 32 Alu's   Main Features
Model Oxion 32 Alu
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Michel Joubert
Bernard Nivelt
Construction Aluminum
First built hull 1981
Last built hull 1986
Appendages Centerboard
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 rudder on skeg
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
French navigation category 2
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Oxion 32 Alu's   Main dimensions
Hull length 29’ 6”
Waterline length 24’ 7”
Beam (width) 10’ 10”
Draft 6’ 2”
Draft when appendages up 2’ 1”
Light displacement 11023 lbs
Ballast weight 3748 lbs
French customs tonnage 8.00 Tx
Oxion 32 Alu's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 570 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 947 sq.ft
Mainsail area 205 sq.ft
Genoa area 366 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 743 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi masthead
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Number of levels of spreaders 1
Spreaders angle 0 °
Oxion 32 Alu'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.
18.13
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.
30.10
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.
336
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.
34 %
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.
6.65 knots
Oxion 32 Alu's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 20 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 26.4 gal
Oxion 32 Alu's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 1 / 2
Berth(s) (min/max) 2 / 8
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 26.4 gal
Maximum headroom 6’ 1”
Oxion 32 Alu's   Fore cabin
Berth length 6’ 2”
Berth width 5’ 11”

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