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Océanis 38 (Deep draft) vs Océanis 38 (Shoal draft) vs Océanis 38 (Keel and centerboard)

Main featuresOcéanis 38 Deep draftOcéanis 38 Shoal draftOcéanis 38 Keel and centerboard
Model
Océanis 38
Océanis 38
Océanis 38
Version
Deep draft
Shoal draft
Keel and centerboard
Hull type
Monohull
Monohull
Monohull
Category
Cruising sailboat
Cruising sailboat
Cruising sailboat
Sailboat builder
Bénéteau
Bénéteau
Bénéteau
Sailboat designer
Sailboat range
Country
France
France
France
Construction
GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
- Hull: Single skin fiberglass polyester
- Deck: Sandwich fiberglass polyester
GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
- Hull: Single skin fiberglass polyester
- Deck: Sandwich fiberglass polyester
GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
- Hull: Single skin fiberglass polyester
- Deck: Sandwich fiberglass polyester
First built hull
2013
2013
2013
Last built hull
2016
2016
2016
Award(s)
  • 2014: European Yacht of the Year: Family Cruiser
    • 2014: European Yacht of the Year: Family Cruiser
      • 2014: European Yacht of the Year: Family Cruiser
        Appendages
        Keel : T-shaped keel (with bulb)
        Keel : T-shaped keel (with bulb)
        Centerboard : pivoting centerboard in the keel
        Helm
        Twin helm wheels
        Twin helm wheels
        Twin helm wheels
        Rudder
        Twin spade rudders
        Twin spade rudders
        Twin spade rudders
        Unsinkable
        No
        No
        No
        Trailerable
        No
        No
        No
        EC design category
         iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)

        A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m
        B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m
        C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m
        D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m
        A
        A
        A
         
        Main dimensionsOcéanis 38 Deep draftOcéanis 38 Shoal draftOcéanis 38 Keel and centerboard
        Overall length
        37’ 8”11.5 m
        37’ 8”11.5 m
        37’ 8”11.5 m
        Hull length
        36’ 6”11.13 m
        36’ 6”11.13 m
        36’ 6”11.13 m
        Waterline length
        35’ 2”10.72 m
        35’ 2”10.72 m
        35’ 2”10.72 m
        Beam (width)
        13’ 1”3.99 m
        13’ 1”3.99 m
        13’ 1”3.99 m
        Draft
        6’ 10”2.08 m
        5’ 5”1.64 m
        7’ 11”2.4 m
        Draft when appendages up
        4’ 1”1.26 m
        Mast height from DWL
        54’ 4”16.55 m
        54’ 4”16.55 m
        54’ 4”16.55 m
        Light displacement (MLC)
        15102 lb6850 kg
        15697 lb7120 kg
        16424 lb7450 kg
        Ballast weight
        3946 lb1790 kg
        4542 lb2060 kg
        5276 lb2393 kg
        Ballast type
        Cast iron
        Cast iron
        Cast iron exterior ballast with steel centerboard
         
        Rig and sailsOcéanis 38 Deep draftOcéanis 38 Shoal draftOcéanis 38 Keel and centerboard
        Upwind sail area
        707 ft²65.7 m²
        707 ft²65.7 m²
        707 ft²65.7 m²
        Downwind sail area
        1579 ft²146.7 m²
        1579 ft²146.7 m²
        1579 ft²146.7 m²
        Mainsail area
        352 ft²32.7 m²
        352 ft²32.7 m²
        352 ft²32.7 m²
        Genoa area
        355 ft²33 m²
        355 ft²33 m²
        355 ft²33 m²
        Jib area
        269 ft²25 m²
        269 ft²25 m²
        269 ft²25 m²
        Asymmetric spinnaker area
        1227 ft²114 m²
        1227 ft²114 m²
        1227 ft²114 m²
        Code 0 area
        700 ft²65 m²
        700 ft²65 m²
        700 ft²65 m²
        I
         iFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay top attachment)
        46’14.01 m
        46’14.01 m
        46’14.01 m
        J
         iFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)
        15’ 8”4.79 m
        15’ 8”4.79 m
        15’ 8”4.79 m
        P
         iMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)
        43’ 6”13.25 m
        43’ 6”13.25 m
        43’ 6”13.25 m
        E
         iMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)
        13’ 10”4.21 m
        13’ 10”4.21 m
        13’ 10”4.21 m
        Rigging type
        Sloop Marconi 9/10
        Sloop Marconi 9/10
        Sloop Marconi 9/10
        Mast configuration
        Deck stepped mast
        Deck stepped mast
        Deck stepped mast
        Rotating spars
        No
        No
        No
        Number of levels of spreaders
        2
        2
        2
        Spreaders angle
        Swept-back
        Swept-back
        Swept-back
        Spars construction
        Aluminum spars
        Aluminum spars
        Aluminum spars
        Standing rigging
        1x19 strand wire
        1x19 strand wire
        1x19 strand wire
         
        PerformancesOcéanis 38 Deep draftOcéanis 38 Shoal draftOcéanis 38 Keel and centerboard
        Upwind sail area to displacement
         iThe 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 25 it indicates a fast sailboat.
        196 ft²/T18.22 m²/T
        191 ft²/T17.75 m²/T
        185 ft²/T17.22 m²/T
        Downwind sail area to displacement
         iThe 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.
        438 ft²/T40.67 m²/T
        427 ft²/T39.64 m²/T
        414 ft²/T38.46 m²/T
        Displacement-length ratio (DLR)
         iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The 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.
        157
        164
        171
        Ballast ratio
         iThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the mass of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shapes and the position of the center of gravity, only the boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shapes should be compared.

        The higher the ballast ratio is, the greater is the stability.
        26 %
        29 %
        32 %
        Critical hull speed
         iAs 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.
        7.95 knots
        7.95 knots
        7.95 knots
         
        Auxiliary engineOcéanis 38 Deep draftOcéanis 38 Shoal draftOcéanis 38 Keel and centerboard
        Engine(s)
        1 inboard engine
        1 inboard engine
        1 inboard engine
        Engine(s) power (min./max.)
        20 HP / 30 HP
        20 HP / 30 HP
        20 HP / 30 HP
        Fuel type
        Diesel
        Diesel
        Diesel
        Fuel tank capacity
        34.3 gal130 liters
        34.3 gal130 liters
        34.3 gal130 liters
         
        Accommodations and layoutOcéanis 38 Deep draftOcéanis 38 Shoal draftOcéanis 38 Keel and centerboard
        Cockpit
        Open aft cockpit
        Open aft cockpit
        Open aft cockpit
        Cabin(s) (min./max.)
        1 / 3
        1 / 3
        1 / 3
        Berth(s) (min./max.)
        2 / 8
        2 / 8
        2 / 8
        Head(s)
        1
        1
        1
        Freshwater tank capacity
        34.3 gal130 liters
        34.3 gal130 liters
        34.3 gal130 liters
        Holding tank capacity
        21.1 gal80 liters
        21.1 gal80 liters
        21.1 gal80 liters
        Fridge/ice-box capacity
        34.3 gal130 liters
        34.3 gal130 liters
        34.3 gal130 liters
        Boiler capacity
        6.6 gal25 liters
        6.6 gal25 liters
        6.6 gal25 liters
        Galley headroom
        6’ 6”1.97 m
        6’ 6”1.97 m
        6’ 6”1.97 m
        Head headroom
        6’ 2”1.89 m
        6’ 2”1.89 m
        6’ 2”1.89 m
         
        SaloonOcéanis 38 Deep draftOcéanis 38 Shoal draftOcéanis 38 Keel and centerboard
        Maximum headroom
        6’ 5”1.95 m
        6’ 5”1.95 m
        6’ 5”1.95 m
         
        Fore cabinOcéanis 38 Deep draftOcéanis 38 Shoal draftOcéanis 38 Keel and centerboard
        Maximum headroom
        6’ 5”1.95 m
        6’ 5”1.95 m
        6’ 5”1.95 m
        Berth length
        6’ 10”2.08 m
        6’ 10”2.08 m
        6’ 10”2.08 m
        Berth width (head/feet)
        4’ 11”1.5 m / 3’ 6”1.08 m
        4’ 11”1.5 m / 3’ 6”1.08 m
        4’ 11”1.5 m / 3’ 6”1.08 m
         
        Aft cabinOcéanis 38 Deep draftOcéanis 38 Shoal draftOcéanis 38 Keel and centerboard
        Maximum headroom
        6’ 1”1.85 m
        6’ 1”1.85 m
        6’ 1”1.85 m
        Berth length
        6’ 7”2 m
        6’ 7”2 m
        6’ 7”2 m
        Berth width (head/feet)
        5’ 5”1.65 m / 4’ 11”1.5 m
        5’ 5”1.65 m / 4’ 11”1.5 m
        5’ 5”1.65 m / 4’ 11”1.5 m
         
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