ALAJUELA 38

ALAJUELA 38 photo ALAJUELA 38 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Long keel w/trans. hung rudder
Rigging Type:
Cutter
LOA:
46.00 ft / 14.02 m
LWL:
32.58 ft / 9.93 m
Beam:
11.50 ft / 3.51 m
S.A. (reported):
880.00 ft2 / 81.75 m2
Draft (max):
5.58 ft / 1.70 m
Displacement:
27,000 lb / 12,247 kg
Ballast:
10,000 lb / 4,536 kg
S.A./Disp.:
15.71
Bal./Disp.:
37.04
Disp./Len.:
348.55
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
Lead
First Built:
1974
Last Built:
1985
# Built:
72
Builder:
Alajuela Yacht Corp. (USA)
Designer:
Colin Archer/William Atkin

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make:
Pisces
Type:
Diesel
HP:
40
Fuel:
75 gals / 284 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
15.71
Bal./Disp.:
37.04
Disp./Len.:
348.55
Comfort Ratio:
44.07
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.54
S#:
1.29

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
47.90 ft / 14.60 m
J:
19.67 ft / 6.00 m
P:
43.00 ft / 13.11 m
E:
17.60 ft / 5.36 m
S.A. Fore:
471.10 ft2 / 43.77 m2
S.A. Main:
378.40 ft2 / 35.15 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
849.50 ft2 / 78.92 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
15.16
Est. Forestay Len.:
51.78 ft / 15.78 m
Mast Height from DWL:
54.00 ft / 16.46 m

Accommodations

Headroom:
6.33 ft / 1.93 m
Water:
100 gals / 379 L

Notes

An adaptation of a William Atkin design, (specifically similar to INGRID, GOUCHO.)
The Mark II version featured a different rig (designed by Raymond Richards)
Number built by varying accounts: between 70 and 80 including those sold as bare hulls or kits.
Boats to this same design were built by others using various materials including wood and ferro-cement.
LOD: 38ft / 11.58m
An early introductory builder's brochure from 1973 lists the following:
Displacement: 26,000 lbs
Ballast; 11,000 lbs
Sail area: 932 sqft

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