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Laser 4000

The Laser 4000 is a 15’2” double handed dinghy designed by Phil Morisson. She was built by Laser Performance (United Kingdom) and made of sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 1995 and 2002 with about 650 hulls completed.
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Laser 4000's   Main Features
Model Laser 4000
Type of hull Monohull
Category Dinghy
Shipyard
Designer Phil Morisson
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1995
Last built hull 2002
Number of hulls built About 650
Appendages Centerboard :
Daggerboard
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Open aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
EC certification D
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Laser 4000's   Main dimensions
Hull length 15’ 2”
Beam (width) 4’ 11”
Mast height from DWL 23’ 4”
Light displacement 260 lbs
Laser 4000's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 158 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 300 sq.ft
Mainsail area 116 sq.ft
Jib area 42 sq.ft
Asymetric spinnaker area 184 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi fractional
Rotating spars No
Mast position Mast foot integrated on deck
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire continuous
Number of levels of spreaders 1
Spreaders angle Swept-back
Laser 4000's   Performances
Crew 2 (59-94kg)
Trapezes 1 set(s)
PY (Portsmouth Yardstick) ratingiPortsmouth Yardstick is an empirical system of handicapping used for small sailboat (dinghies included). 911
D-PN ratingiDPN is a variation of Portsmouth Yardstick used in the United States. 80.7
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.
61.10
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.
115.97

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