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Easy 9.7 Shoal draft

Sailboat specifications

The Easy 9.7 is a 32’ (9.75m) cruising sailboat designed by Farr Yacht Design (United States). She is built since 2015 by Bavaria Yachts (Germany). The Shoal draft version features a shorter keel to grant access to shallow areas.

The Easy 9.7 is as well listed, on, in Standard version (see all the versions compared).

Easy 9.7's main features

Easy 9.7
Shoal draft
Hull type
Cruising sailboat
Sailboat builder
Sailboat designer
GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
Sandwich fiberglass polyester
First built hull
Last built hull
Still in production
Keel : L-shaped keel (with bulb)
Single helm wheel
Single spade rudder
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
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
62 000

Easy 9.7's main dimensions

Overall length
32’ 10”9.99 m
Hull length
32’9.75 m
Waterline length
29’8.85 m
Beam (width)
11’ 2”3.42 m
4’ 11”1.5 m
Mast height from DWL
48’ 7”14.8 m
Light displacement (MLC)
11464 lb5200 kg
Ballast weight
2866 lb1300 kg
Ballast type
Cast iron

Easy 9.7's rig and sails

Upwind sail area
549 ft²51 m²
Rigging type
Sloop Marconi 9/10
Mast configuration
Deck stepped mast
Rotating spars
Number of levels of spreaders
Spreaders angle
Spars construction
Aluminum spars
Standing rigging
1x19 strand wire

Easy 9.7's performances

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.
183 ft²/T16.99 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.
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.
25 %
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.
7.22 knots

Easy 9.7's auxiliary engine

1 inboard engine
Engine(s) power
18 HP
Fuel type
Fuel tank capacity
39.6 gal150 liters

Easy 9.7's accommodations and layout

Open aft cockpit
Berth(s) (min./max.)
4 / 6
Freshwater tank capacity
39.6 gal150 liters

Easy 9.7's saloon

Maximum headroom
6’1.84 m
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