Nordship 40 DS's main features
Nordship 40 DS
Deck saloon cruising sailboat
GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
Sandwich fiberglass polyester with galvanized steel frame
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)
Nordship 40 DS's main dimensions
42’ 4”12.9 m
35’ 5”10.8 m
13’ 6”4.1 m
5’ 11”1.8 m
Light displacement (MLC)
23149 lb10500 kg
8378 lb3800 kg
Nordship 40 DS's rig and sails
Upwind sail area
939 ft²87.2 m²
532 ft²49.4 m²
407 ft²37.8 m²
Sloop Marconi 19/20
Deck stepped mast
Number of levels of spreaders
Nordship 40 DS'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.
196 ft²/T18.19 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.
Nordship 40 DS's auxiliary engine
1 inboard engine
Fuel tank capacity
100.4 gal380 liters
Nordship 40 DS's accommodations and layout
2 / 3
4 / 7
Freshwater tank capacity
132.1 gal500 liters
Holding tank capacity
23.8 gal90 liters
29.1 gal110 liters
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