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Sun Fizz keel and centerboard

The Sun Fizz, here in "keel and centerboard" version, is a 38’6” offshore monohull sailboat designed by Philippe Briand. She was built by Jeanneau (France) and made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). This sailboat was produced between 1980 and 1986 with 651 hulls completed.

The Sun Fizz is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Fin keel.

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Sun Fizz's   Main Features
Model Sun Fizz
Version Keel and centerboard
Type of hull Monohull
Shipyard
Designer Philippe Briand
Construction GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull 1980
Last built hull 1986
Number of hulls built 651
Appendages Centerboard :
Centerboard in the keel
Helm 1 wheel
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
French navigation category 1
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Sun Fizz's   Main dimensions
Length overall 40’ 5”
Hull length 38’ 6”
Waterline length 33’ 6”
Beam (width) 12’ 7”
Draft 7’ 1”
Draft when appendages up 4’ 5”
Light displacement 17086 lbs
Ballast weight 7385 lbs
French customs tonnage 15.40 Tx
Sun Fizz's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 888 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1539 sq.ft
Mainsail area 355 sq.ft
Genoa area 533 sq.ft
Solent area 318 sq.ft
Jib area 183 sq.ft
Stormjib area 86 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 1184 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi masthead
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 °
Sun Fizz'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.
21.07
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.
36.51
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.
207
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.
43 %
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.
7.75 knots
Sun Fizz's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 40 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 39.6 gal
Sun Fizz's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 3
Berth(s) (min/max) 8 / 11
Head(s) 2
Fresh water tank capacity 184.9 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 26.4 gal
Maximum headroom 6’ 5”
Head headroom 6’ 1”
Sun Fizz's   Saloon
Saloon table width (min/max) 3’ 4” / 4’ 4”
Sun Fizz's   Fore cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 2”
Sun Fizz's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 5”

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