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Sun Fast 32 shoal draft

The Sun Fast 32, here in "shoal draft" version, is a 30’8” monohull sailboat designed by Philippe Briand. She was built by Jeanneau (France) and made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). This sailboat was produced between 1993 and 2001 with about 100 hulls completed.

The Sun Fast 32 belongs to the Sun Fast range. The Sun Fast 32 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Deep draft.

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Sun Fast 32's   Main Features
Model Sun Fast 32
Version Shoal draft
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruiser-racer sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Philippe Briand
Range Sun Fast
Construction GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull 1993
Last built hull 2001
Number of hulls built About 100
Appendages Keel :
L-shaped keel (with bulb)
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
French navigation category 2
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Sun Fast 32's   Main dimensions
Length overall 31’ 2”
Hull length 30’ 8”
Waterline length 26’ 5”
Beam (width) 10’ 10”
Waterline beam (width) 8’ 7”
Draft 4’ 10”
Mast height from DWL 46’ 11”
Light displacement 8488 lbs
Ballast weight 2888 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron
French customs tonnage 8.90 Tx
Sun Fast 32's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 575 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 926 sq.ft
Mainsail area 269 sq.ft
Genoa area 306 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 657 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 9/10
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 Swept-back
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 38’ 1”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 10’ 7”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 37’ 5”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 11’ 10”
Sun Fast 32'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.
21.74
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.
35.01
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.
209
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.
6.89 knots
Sun Fast 32's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 9 HP / 18 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 11.9 gal
Sun Fast 32's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 2
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 6
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 42.3 gal
Water heater capacity 6.1 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 19.8 gal
Chart table 3’ 1” x 2’
Maximum headroom 6’ 1”
Galley headroom 6’
Head headroom 5’ 11”
Sun Fast 32's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 6’
Sun Fast 32's   Fore cabin
Maximum headroom 5’ 7”
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width 5’ 2”
Sun Fast 32's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 5’ 11”
Berth length 6’ 5”
Berth width 5’ 2”

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