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Hull Type:  Fin w/spade rudder Rig Type:  Masthead Sloop
LOA:  39.33' / 11.99m LWL:  30.33' / 9.24m
Beam:  11.00' / 3.35m Listed SA:  700 ft2 / 65.03 m2
Draft (max.)  5.58' / 1.70m Draft (min.)  
Displacement:  15000 lbs./ 6804 kgs. Ballast:  6000 lbs. / 2722 kgs.
Sail Area/Disp.1:  18.48 Bal./Disp.:  40.01% Disp./Len.:  240.01
Designer:  C. William Lapworth
Builder:  Jensen Marine (USA)
Construction:  FG Bal. type:  Lead
First Built:  1963 Last Built:  1971 # Built:  108
AUXILIARY POWER (orig. equip.)
Make:  Perkins Model:  4108
Type:  Diesel HP:  50
RIG AND SAIL PARTICULARS  KEY
I(IG):  46.00' / 14.02m J:  15.20' / 4.63m
P:  40.00' / 12.19m E:  17.50' / 5.33m
PY:   EY:  
ISP:   SPL/TPS:  
SA(Fore.):  349.60 ft2 / 32.48 m2 SA(Main):  350.00 ft2 / 32.52 m2
Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles):   699.60 ft2 / 64.99 m2
Sail Area/Disp.2:  18.47 Est. Forestay Length.:  48.45' / 14.77m
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Jensen Marine/Cal Boats
DESIGNER
More about & boats designed by:   C. William Lapworth
RELATED LINKS
  Cal 40 Site  www.cal40.com
NOTES
The accolades for this particular boat are many. Certainly one of the most influential designs and successful racing boats ever. With 160 built, it was also a commercial success for Jensen Marine.
Less mention is made of the man, George Griffith, who actually commissioned the design, and agreed to back the construction of the first ten boats.

This added note from Robert VanderPol II:
"There is a single example of a raised deck Cal 40 similar to the Cal 25 & 28. Jensen Marine was promised a number of orders. All but one backed out at the last minute and only one was built and delivered."
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