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Nordship 40 DS

The Nordship 40 DS is a 40’ monohull sailboat designed by Lars Buchwald and Arne Borghegn. She was built by Nordship Yachts (Denmark) and made of sandwich fiberglass / polyester with galvanised steel frame. The production started in 2005 .
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Nordship 40 DS's   Main Features
Model Nordship 40 DS
Type of hull Monohull
Category Deck saloon cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Lars Buchwald
Arne Borghegn
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich fiberglass / polyester with galvanised steel frame
First built hull 2005
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Keel :
L-shaped keel (with bulb)
Helm 1 wheel
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Central cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification A
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
418 000
(2017)
Nordship 40 DS's   Main dimensions
Length overall 42’ 4”
Hull length 40’
Waterline length 35’ 5”
Beam (width) 13’ 6”
Draft 5’ 11”
Light displacement 23149 lbs
Ballast weight 8378 lbs
Ballast type Lead
Nordship 40 DS's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 939 sq.ft
Mainsail area 532 sq.ft
Jib area 407 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 19/20
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging Discontinuous
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle Swept-back
Nordship 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.
18.19
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.
236
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.
36 %
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.
7.98 knots
Nordship 40 DS's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 55 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 100.4 gal
Nordship 40 DS's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 2 / 3
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 7
Head(s) 2
Fresh water tank capacity 132.1 gal
Holding tank capacity 23.8 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 29.1 gal

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