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Sun Magic 44 keel and centerboard

The Sun Magic 44, here in "keel and centerboard" version, is a 43’ offshore monohull sailboat designed by Daniel Andrieu. She was built by Jeanneau (France) and made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). This sailboat was produced between 1987 and 1993 with about 700 hulls completed.

The Sun Magic 44 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Fin keel.

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Sun Magic 44's   Main Features
Model Sun Magic 44
Version Keel and centerboard
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Daniel Andrieu
Construction GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull 1987
Last built hull 1993
Number of hulls built About 700
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 Magic 44's   Main dimensions
Length overall 43’ 8”
Hull length 43’
Waterline length 34’ 10”
Beam (width) 13’ 11”
Waterline beam (width) 10’ 11”
Draft 8’ 4”
Draft when appendages up 4’ 11”
Light displacement 23149 lbs
Ballast weight 9149 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron exterior ballast with steel centerboard
French customs tonnage 18.30 Tx
Sun Magic 44's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1058 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1785 sq.ft
Mainsail area 404 sq.ft
Genoa area 654 sq.ft
Solent area 509 sq.ft
Jib area 385 sq.ft
Stormjib area 108 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 1381 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 discontinuous
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle 0 °
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 51’ 6”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 16’ 7”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 44’ 10”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 15’ 8”
Sun Magic 44'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.
20.50
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.
34.58
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.
250
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.
7.90 knots
Sun Magic 44's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 44 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 58.1 gal
Sun Magic 44's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 3 / 4
Berth(s) (min/max) 7 / 11
Head(s) 2
Fresh water tank capacity 126.8 gal
Water heater capacity 10.8 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 39.6 gal
Chart table 3’ x 2’ 2”
Maximum headroom 6’ 4”
Galley headroom 6’ 4”
Head headroom 6’ 1”
Sun Magic 44's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 6’ 4”
Saloon table length 3’ 11”
Saloon table width 3’ 1”
Sun Magic 44's   Fore cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 1”
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width 6’ 5”
Sun Magic 44's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 2”
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width 4’ 7”

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