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Arcadia fin keel

The Arcadia, here in "fin keel" version, is a 28’1” monohull sailboat designed by Tony Castro. She was built by Jeanneau (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 1983 and 1987 with about 300 hulls completed.

The Arcadia is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Keel and centerboard.

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Arcadia's   Main Features
Model Arcadia
Version Fin keel
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Tony Castro
Construction Hull:
monolithic fiberglass / polyester
Deck:
sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1983
Last built hull 1987
Number of hulls built About 300
Appendages Keel :
Fin without bulb
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 semi-spade rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
French navigation category 2
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Arcadia's   Main dimensions
Length overall 29’ 6”
Hull length 28’ 1”
Waterline length 24’ 5”
Beam (width) 10’ 4”
Draft 5’ 5”
Light displacement 6173 lbs
Ballast weight 2359 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron
Arcadia's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 489 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1023 sq.ft
Mainsail area 161 sq.ft
Genoa area 327 sq.ft
Solent area 249 sq.ft
Jib area 171 sq.ft
Stormjib area 52 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 861 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
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle 0 °
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 37’ 2”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 11’ 8”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 32’ 2”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 10’
Arcadia's   Performances
HN (French rating) 15.5
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.
22.85
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.
47.82
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.
192
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.
6.62 knots
Arcadia's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 8 HP / 15 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 7.1 gal
Arcadia's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 1
Berth(s) 6
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 23.8 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 7.9 gal
Maximum headroom 5’ 10”
Galley headroom 5’ 7”
Head headroom 5’ 8”
Arcadia's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 5’ 8”
Saloon table length 3’ 5”
Saloon table width (min/max) 2’ 4” / 3’
Saloon width (min/max) 5’ 8” / 8’
Berth length 6’ 4”
Berth width (head/elbows/knees/feet) 1’ 10”
1’ 11”
1’ 8”
1’ 5”
Arcadia's   Fore cabin
Berth length 6’ 6”
Berth width (head/elbows/knees/feet) 5’ 1”
3’ 8”
2’ 1”
0’ 10”
Arcadia's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 5’ 8”
Berth length 6’ 2”
Berth width (head/elbows/knees/feet) 4’ 4”
4’ 1”
3’ 4”
2’ 10”

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