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LAFITTE 44
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Hull Type:  Fin with rudder on skeg Rig Type:  Cutter
LOA:  44.33' / 13.51m LWL:  35.50' / 10.82m
Beam:  12.67' / 3.86m Listed SA:  967 ft2 / 89.83 m2
Draft (max.)  6.33' / 1.93m Draft (min.)  
Displacement:  28000 lbs./ 12701 kgs. Ballast:  11310 lbs. / 5130 kgs.
Sail Area/Disp.1:  16.85 Bal./Disp.:  40.39% Disp./Len.:  279.40
Designer:  Robert Perry
Builder:  Lafitte Yachts/Chung Hwa Boatworks (TAIWAN)
Construction:  FG Bal. type:  
First Built:  1978 Last Built:  1989 # Built:  56
AUXILIARY POWER (orig. equip.)
Make:  Lehman or Perkins Model:  
Type:  Diesel HP:  60
TANKS
Water:  115 gals. / 435 ltrs. Fuel:  110 gals. / 416 ltrs.
RIG AND SAIL PARTICULARS  KEY
I(IG):  56.00' / 17.07m J:  19.50' / 5.94m
P:  51.30' / 15.64m E:  16.40' / 5.00m
PY:   EY:  
ISP:   SPL/TPS:  
SA(Fore.):  546.00 ft2 / 50.72 m2 SA(Main):  420.66 ft2 / 39.08 m2
Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles):   966.66 ft2 / 89.80 m2
Sail Area/Disp.2:  16.84 Est. Forestay Length.:  59.30' / 18.07m
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Chung Hwa Boat (TAIWAN)
DESIGNER
More about & boats designed by:   Robert Perry
NOTES
Commisioned by Mike Lewis (Pacific Far East Industries of the CA, USA). Early boats were finished in the US. Though ownership of the parent company changed a number of times, contruction of all boats was supervised by George Olivet, which is said to have ensure a high quality of build.
Designer Bob Perry has included an article about the origins of the this boat in his blog.
Bob Perry's blog:
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