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Attalia 32 Deep draft

Sailboat specifications

The Attalia 32 is a 30’2” (9.2m) cruising sailboat designed by Joubert Nivelt Design (France). She was built between 1983 and 1988 by Jeanneau (France) with 871 hulls completed. The Deep draft version displays a deeper fin allowing a lower center of gravity and extra performance especially upwind.

The Attalia 32 is as well listed, on, in Keel and centerboard version (see all the versions compared).

Attalia 32's main features

Attalia 32
Deep draft
Hull type
Cruising sailboat
Sailboat builder
Sailboat designer
GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
Single skin fiberglass polyester
Number of hulls built
First built hull
Last built hull
Keel : fin without bulb
Single tiller
Single semi-spade rudder
Former French navigation category
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)

Attalia 32's main dimensions

Overall length
31’ 10”9.7 m
Hull length
30’ 2”9.2 m
Waterline length
25’ 4”7.72 m
Beam (width)
10’ 6”3.2 m
Waterline beam (width)
8’ 8”2.64 m
5’ 8”1.75 m
Mast height from DWL
43’ 6”13.25 m
Fore freeboard
3’ 10”1.16 m
Mid-ship freeboard
3’ 4”1.02 m
Light displacement (MLC)
7496 lb3400 kg
Maximum displacement (MLDC)
9590 lb4350 kg
Ballast weight
2723 lb1235 kg
Ballast type
Cast iron
French customs tonnage
9.36 Tx

Attalia 32's rig and sails

Upwind sail area
567 ft²52.7 m²
Downwind sail area
973 ft²90.42 m²
Mainsail area
195 ft²18.12 m²
Genoa area
372 ft²34.58 m²
Solent area
283 ft²26.3 m²
Jib area
201 ft²18.7 m²
Stormjib area
52 ft²4.8 m²
Symmetric spinnaker area
778 ft²72.3 m²
 iFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay top attachment)
39’11.89 m
 iFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)
12’ 4”3.75 m
 iMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)
34’ 1”10.39 m
 iMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)
10’3.05 m
Rigging type
Sloop Marconi masthead
Mast configuration
Deck stepped mast
Rotating spars
Number of levels of spreaders
Spreaders angle
0 °
Spars construction
Aluminum spars
Standing rigging
1x19 strand wire continuous

Attalia 32's performances

HN (French rating)
 iHN or "Handicap Nationale" is an empirical rating system used in France allowing various monohulls, of different sizes and designs, to race each other fairly. It is particularly suitable for cruiser and cruiser-racer. Therefore, by comparing these values, we can have an indication of the relative speed of 2 boats.
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.
251 ft²/T23.31 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.
430 ft²/T39.99 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.
36 %
Wetted area
240 ft²22.29 m²
Righting moment @ 1°
 iThe righting moment is a moment (torque) that tends to restore a boat to its previous position after heeling. Its value corresponds to the torque needed to heel the boat for this angle.
Higher the righting moment is for an angle, greater is the stability.
513 lb.ft71 kg.m
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.
6.74 knots

Attalia 32's auxiliary engine

1 inboard engine
Engine(s) power
18 HP
Fuel type
Fuel tank capacity
11.9 gal45 liters

Attalia 32's accommodations and layout

Closed aft cockpit
Freshwater tank capacity
23.8 gal90 liters
Fridge/ice-box capacity
26.4 gal100 liters
Maximum headroom
6’ 4”1.92 m
Galley headroom
5’ 10”1.77 m
Head headroom
5’ 8”1.75 m

Attalia 32's saloon

Maximum headroom
6’1.84 m
Saloon table length
3’ 1”0.95 m
Saloon table width
4’ 2”1.27 m
Saloon width (min./max.)
5’ 10”1.78 m / 6’ 8”2.04 m
Berth length
6’ 4”1.91 m
Berth width (head/elbows/knees/feet)
2’0.6 m / 1’ 11”0.59 m / 1’ 10”0.56 m / 1’ 5”0.44 m

Attalia 32's fore cabin

Maximum headroom
5’ 2”1.6 m
Berth length
6’ 7”2 m
Berth width (head/elbows/knees/feet)
5’ 11”1.79 m / 4’ 4”1.31 m / 2’ 8”0.82 m / 0’ 8”0.2 m

Attalia 32's aft cabin

Maximum headroom
5’ 11”1.79 m
Berth length
6’ 2”1.9 m
Berth width (head/elbows/knees/feet)
5’ 2”1.57 m / 4’ 7”1.39 m / 3’ 8”1.12 m / 3’0.92 m
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