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Sun Fast 41 lead keel

The Sun Fast 41, here in "lead keel" version, is a 40’2” offshore monohull sailboat designed by Douglas Peterson. She was built by Jeanneau (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass / polyester with Kevlar reinforcements. This sailboat was produced between 1990 and 1994 with 548 hulls completed.

The Sun Fast 41 belongs to the Sun Fast range. The Sun Fast 41 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Standard and Keel and centerboard.

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Sun Fast 41's   Main Features
Model Sun Fast 41
Version Lead keel
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruiser-racer sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Douglas Peterson
Range Sun Fast
Construction Hull:
monolithic fiberglass / polyester with Kevlar reinforcements
Deck:
sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1990
Last built hull 1994
Number of hulls built 548
Appendages Keel :
Fin without bulb
Helm 1 wheel
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
French navigation category 1
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Sun Fast 41's   Main dimensions
Length overall 41’
Hull length 40’ 2”
Waterline length 32’ 8”
Beam (width) 12’ 11”
Draft 6’ 11”
Light displacement 17196 lbs
Ballast weight 6900 lbs
Ballast type Lead
Sun Fast 41's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 948 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1611 sq.ft
Mainsail area 361 sq.ft
Genoa area 588 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 1251 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) 51’ 2”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 15’ 1”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 44’ 11”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 14’ 1”
Sun Fast 41'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.
22.40
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.
38.06
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.
222
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.
40 %
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.
7.67 knots
Sun Fast 41's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 44 HP / 55 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 39.1 gal
Sun Fast 41's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 2 / 3
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 11
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 92.7 gal
Water heater capacity 10.8 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 50.2 gal
Chart table 3’ 5” x 2’ 5”
Maximum headroom 6’ 5”
Galley headroom 6’ 4”
Head headroom 6’
Sun Fast 41's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 6’ 5”
Berth length 6’ 2”
Berth width 2’ 7”
Sun Fast 41's   Fore cabin
Maximum headroom 5’ 10”
Berth length 6’ 5”
Berth width 5’ 7”
Sun Fast 41's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 2”
Berth length 6’ 4”
Berth width 5’ 2”

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