The Evasion 22
is a 22’ (6.7m) motorsailer designed by André Bénéteau
(France). She was built between 1980 and 1984 by Bénéteau
(France) with 278 hulls completed. The Fin keel
version adopts a classical fin configuration, the easiest option to provide a low center of gravity.
The Evasion 22
is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in Twin keel
version (see all the versions compared
Evasion 22's main features
GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
- Hull: Single skin fiberglass polyester
- Deck: Sandwich balsa fiberglass polyester
Number of hulls built
First built hull
Last built hull
Keel : fin without bulb
Single transom hung rudder
Former French navigation category
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
Evasion 22's main dimensions
22’ 10”6.95 m
19’ 2”5.85 m
8’ 6”2.6 m
3’ 4”1 m
Light displacement (MLC)
3968 lb1800 kg
1609 lb730 kg
French customs tonnage
Evasion 22's rig and sails
Upwind sail area
241 ft²22.37 m²
125 ft²11.6 m²
116 ft²10.77 m²
Sloop Marconi masthead
Deck stepped mast
Number of levels of spreaders
1x19 strand wire continuous
Evasion 22'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.
163 ft²/T15.12 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.
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.
Evasion 22's auxiliary engine
1 inboard engine
Engine(s) power (min./max.)
8 HP / 25 HP
Evasion 22's accommodations and layout
Closed aft cockpit
2 / 4
Freshwater tank capacity
13.2 gal50 liters
11.1 gal42 liters
5’ 8”1.75 m
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