Sailboat specifications and datasheets

Laser Stratos fin keel

The Laser Stratos, here in "fin keel" version, is a 16’2” double handed coastal monohull sailboat designed by Phil Morisson. She was built by Laser Performance (United Kingdom) and made of sandwich felt / fiberglass / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 1998 and 2008.
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Laser Stratos's   Main Features
Model Laser Stratos
Version Fin keel
Type of hull Monohull
Category Double handed sport keel boat
Designer Phil Morisson
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich felt / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1998
Last built hull 2008
Appendages Keel :
Fin with bulb
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 transom hung rudder
Cockpit Open aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
EC certification D
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Laser Stratos's   Main dimensions
Hull length 16’ 2”
Beam (width) 6’ 7”
Draft 3’ 4”
Light displacement 639 lbs
Maximum displacement 1830 lbs
Ballast weight 154 lbs
Laser Stratos's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 160 sq.ft
Mainsail area 122 sq.ft
Jib area 38 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi fractional
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire continuous
Number of levels of spreaders 1
Spreaders angle Swept-back
Laser Stratos's   Performances
Crew 2-3
PY (Portsmouth Yardstick) ratingiPortsmouth Yardstick is an empirical system of handicapping used for small sailboat (dinghies included). 1092
D-PN ratingiDPN is a variation of Portsmouth Yardstick used in the United States. 87.3
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.
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.
24 %
Laser Stratos's   Auxiliary engine
Engine type Outboard engine
Engine 4 HP

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