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Sun Odyssey 40 DS standard

The Sun Odyssey 40 DS, here in "standard" version, is a 38’6” 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 1997 and 2005 with about 300 hulls completed.

The Sun Odyssey 40 DS belongs to the Sun Odyssey DS range. The Sun Odyssey 40 DS is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Shoal draft.

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Sun Odyssey 40 DS's   Main Features
Model Sun Odyssey 40 DS
Version Standard
Type of hull Monohull
Category Deck saloon cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Daniel Andrieu
Range Sun Odyssey DS
Construction GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull 1997
Last built hull 2005
Number of hulls built About 300
Appendages Keel :
L-shaped keel (with bulb)
Helm 1 wheel
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification A
French navigation category 1
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Sun Odyssey 40 DS's   Main dimensions
Length overall 40’
Hull length 38’ 6”
Waterline length 33’ 5”
Beam (width) 13’
Draft 6’ 5”
Mast height from DWL 58’ 1”
Light displacement 16380 lbs
Ballast weight 5291 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron
French customs tonnage 15.70 Tx
Sun Odyssey 40 DS's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 819 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1482 sq.ft
Mainsail area 320 sq.ft
Genoa area 499 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 1163 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 Swept-back
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 49’ 8”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 13’ 11”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 42’ 10”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 15’ 8”
Sun Odyssey 40 DS'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.
19.99
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.
36.16
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.
200
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.
32 %
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.
7.74 knots
Sun Odyssey 40 DS's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 40 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 35.9 gal
Sun Odyssey 40 DS's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 2 / 3
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 8
Head(s) 2
Fresh water tank capacity 84.5 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 44.9 gal
Maximum headroom 6’ 11”
Galley headroom 6’ 5”
Head headroom 6’ 8”
Sun Odyssey 40 DS's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 6’ 4”
Sun Odyssey 40 DS's   Fore cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 2”
Berth length 6’ 11”
Berth width (head/feet) 5’ 11”
2’ 1”
Sun Odyssey 40 DS's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 11”
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width (head/feet) 5’ 8”
4’ 4”

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