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Elite 446 deep draft

The Elite 446, here in "deep draft" version, is a 43’7” offshore monohull sailboat designed by Philippe Harlé and Alain Mortain. She was built by Kirié (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass / polyester. The production started in 1988 with 110 hulls completed.

The Elite 446 belongs to the Elite range. The Elite 446 has also been marketed as Feeling 446 and is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Shoal draft.

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Elite 446's   Main Features
Model Elite 446
Version Deep draft
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Philippe Harlé
Alain Mortain
Range Elite
Construction Hull:
monolithic fiberglass / polyester
Deck:
sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1988
Last built hull Discontinued
Number of hulls built 110
Appendages Keel :
Fin without bulb
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
Elite 446's   Main dimensions
Length overall 45’ 4”
Hull length 43’ 7”
Waterline length 35’ 4”
Beam (width) 14’ 7”
Draft 6’ 8”
Light displacement 20944 lbs
Ballast weight 5732 lbs
Ballast type Lead
French customs tonnage 19.26 Tx
Elite 446's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1018 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1729 sq.ft
Mainsail area 372 sq.ft
Genoa area 646 sq.ft
Stormjib area 125 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 1356 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi masthead
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck 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) 52’ 2”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 16’ 2”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 46’ 4”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 14’ 5”
Elite 446's   Performances
HN (French rating) 24.0
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.
21.09
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.
35.80
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.
215
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.
27 %
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.
7.97 knots
Elite 446's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 48 HP / 55 HP
Fuel tank capacity 74 gal
Elite 446's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 3 / 4
Berth(s) (min/max) 8 / 10
Head(s) 2
Fresh water tank capacity 145.3 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 60.8 gal
Maximum headroom 6’ 7”
Galley headroom 6’ 4”
Head headroom 6’ 4”
Elite 446's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 6’ 7”
Berth length 7’ 5”
Berth width 3’ 11”
Elite 446's   Fore cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 2”
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width (head/feet) 4’ 11”
2’ 10”
Elite 446's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 7”
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width (head/feet) 4’ 11”
2’ 10”

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