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Hull Type:  Fin with rudder on skeg Rig Type:  Masthead Sloop
LOA:  53.81' / 16.40m LWL:  39.14' / 11.93m
Beam:  14.30' / 4.36m Listed SA:  1625 ft2 / 150.96 m2
Draft (max.)  8.23' / 2.51m Draft (min.)  
Displacement:  38029 lbs./ 17250 kgs. Ballast:  17901 lbs. / 8120 kgs.
Sail Area/Disp.1:  23.09 Bal./Disp.:  47.07% Disp./Len.:  283.14
Designer:  Raymond Wall
Builder:  Camper & Nicholson
Construction:  FG/Aluminum Bal. type:  
First Built:  1971 Last Built:   # Built:  26
AUXILIARY POWER (orig. equip.)
Make:  Perkins Model:  
Type:  Diesel HP:  72
RIG AND SAIL PARTICULARS  KEY
I(IG):  61.40' / 18.71m J:  20.60' / 6.28m
P:  54.92' / 16.74m E:  18.50' / 5.64m
PY:   EY:  
ISP:   SPL/TPS:  
SA(Fore.):  632.42 ft2 / 58.75 m2 SA(Main):  508.01 ft2 / 47.19 m2
Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles):   1,140.43 ft2 / 105.95 m2
Sail Area/Disp.2:  16.20 Est. Forestay Length.:  64.76' / 19.74m
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Halmatic Ltd.
More about & boats built by:   Camper & Nicholson
DESIGNER
More about & boats designed by:   Raymond Wall
NOTES
12 of these yachts were purchased by the English Ministry of Defence where they were in service for many years. A few hulls were built of aluminum.
Thanks to Ray Wall for providing photo and updated information.

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