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Nauticat 38

The Nauticat 38 is a 38’8” monohull sailboat designed by Design Office Siltala. She was built by Nauticat Yachts (Finland) and made of monolithic fiberglass / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 1972 and 1997.

The Nauticat 38 belongs to the Nauticat range.

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Nauticat 38's   Main Features
Model Nauticat 38
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Design Office Siltala
Range Nauticat
Construction Hull and deck:
monolithic fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1972
Last built hull 1997
Appendages Keel :
Semi-long keel
Helm 2 wheels
Rudder 1 rudder on skeg
Cockpit Raised aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification B
French navigation category 2
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
317 000
(2016)
Nauticat 38's   Main dimensions
Hull length 38’ 8”
Waterline length 30’ 4”
Beam (width) 11’ 2”
Draft 5’ 11”
Mast height from DWL 50’ 2”
Fore freeboard 5’ 1”
Mid-ship freeboard 4’ 7”
Light displacement 24251 lbs
Ballast weight 6834 lbs
French customs tonnage 16.63 Tx
Nauticat 38's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 857 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1421 sq.ft
Mainsail area 264 sq.ft
Mizzen sail area 124 sq.ft
Genoa area 469 sq.ft
Solent area 304 sq.ft
Jib area 156 sq.ft
Stormjib area 94 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 1033 sq.ft
Rigging type Ketch 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 °
Nauticat 38'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.
16.09
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.
26.69
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.
394
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.
28 %
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.
7.38 knots
Nauticat 38's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 80 HP / 110 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 158.5 gal
Nauticat 38's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 2
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 6
Head(s) 2
Fresh water tank capacity 105.7 gal
Holding tank capacity 21.1 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 26.4 gal
Nauticat 38's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 6’ 1”
Nauticat 38's   Fore cabin
Maximum headroom 5’ 10”
Nauticat 38's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 6’

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