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Sun Kiss 47 keel and centerboard

The Sun Kiss 47, here in "keel and centerboard" version, is a 45’10” offshore monohull sailboat designed by Philippe Briand. She was built by Jeanneau (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass (Kevlar optionnal) / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 1982 and 1989 with 315 hulls completed.

The Sun Kiss 47 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Fin keel.

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Sun Kiss 47's   Main Features
Model Sun Kiss 47
Version Keel and centerboard
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Philippe Briand
Construction Hull:
monolithic fiberglass (Kevlar optionnal) / polyester
Deck:
sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1982
Last built hull 1989
Number of hulls built 315
Appendages Centerboard :
Centerboard in the keel
Helm 1 wheel
Rudder 1 semi-spade rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
French navigation category 1
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Sun Kiss 47's   Main dimensions
Length overall 47’ 5”
Hull length 45’ 10”
Waterline length 37’ 2”
Beam (width) 14’ 5”
Draft 8’ 10”
Draft when appendages up 5’
Light displacement 26455 lbs
Ballast weight 10141 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron exterior ballast with steel centerboard
Sun Kiss 47's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1090 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1956 sq.ft
Mainsail area 391 sq.ft
Genoa area 700 sq.ft
Jib area 431 sq.ft
Stormjib area 94 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 1565 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 °
Sun Kiss 47'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.
19.33
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.
34.67
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.
232
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.
8.18 knots
Sun Kiss 47's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 50 HP / 55 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 56.8 gal
Sun Kiss 47's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 3 / 4
Berth(s) (min/max) 7 / 9
Head(s) 2
Fresh water tank capacity 163.8 gal
Water heater capacity 10.8 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 84.5 gal
Chart table 3’ 8” x 2’ 6”
Maximum headroom 6’ 5”
Galley headroom 6’ 2”
Head headroom 5’ 10”
Sun Kiss 47's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 6’ 2”
Saloon table length 4’ 11”
Saloon table width 2’ 1”
Sun Kiss 47's   Fore cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 2”
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width 4’ 4”
Sun Kiss 47's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 1”
Berth length 6’ 6”
Berth width 4’ 7”

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