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Sun Légende 41 keel and centerboard

The Sun Légende 41, here in "keel and centerboard" version, is a 40’2” offshore monohull sailboat designed by Douglas Peterson. She was built by Jeanneau (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass (Kevlar optionnal) / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 1985 and 1994 with 548 hulls completed.

The Sun Légende 41 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Fin keel and Regatta.

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Sun Légende 41's   Main Features
Model Sun Légende 41
Version Keel and centerboard
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruiser-racer sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Douglas Peterson
Construction Hull:
monolithic fiberglass (Kevlar optionnal) / polyester
Deck:
sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1985
Last built hull 1994
Number of hulls built 548
Appendages Centerboard :
Centerboard in the keel
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 Légende 41's   Main dimensions
Length overall 40’ 10”
Hull length 40’ 2”
Waterline length 32’ 8”
Beam (width) 12’ 11”
Draft 7’ 2”
Draft when appendages up 4’ 10”
Mast height from DWL 58’ 8”
Light displacement 16226 lbs
Ballast weight 6878 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron exterior ballast with steel centerboard
French customs tonnage 14.23 Tx
Sun Légende 41's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 948 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1612 sq.ft
Mainsail area 360 sq.ft
Genoa area 588 sq.ft
Solent area 379 sq.ft
Jib area 210 sq.ft
Stormjib area 82 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 1251 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi masthead
Rotating spars No
Mast position Keel stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
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 Légende 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.
23.28
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.
39.57
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.
210
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.
42 %
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 Légende 41's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 44 HP / 55 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 52.8 gal
Sun Légende 41's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 2 / 3
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 11
Head(s) (min/max) 1 / 2
Fresh water tank capacity 92.5 gal
Maximum headroom 6’ 7”

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