ALAJUELA 48

ALAJUELA 48 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type:
Masthead Ketch
LOA:
53.75 ft / 16.38 m
LWL:
40.50 ft / 12.34 m
Beam:
13.83 ft / 4.22 m
S.A. (reported):
1,395.00 ft2 / 129.60 m2
Draft (max):
6.75 ft / 2.06 m
Displacement:
29,500 lb / 13,381 kg
Ballast:
10,000 lb / 4,536 kg
S.A./Disp.:
23.47
Bal./Disp.:
33.90
Disp./Len.:
198.25
Construction:
FG
First Built:
1981
# Built:
7
Builder:
Alajuela Yacht Corp. (USA)
Designer:
Raymond Richards

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make:
Westerbeke
Type:
Diesel
HP:
70
Fuel:
140 gals / 530 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
23.47
Bal./Disp.:
33.90
Disp./Len.:
198.25
Comfort Ratio:
31.01
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.79
S#:
3.04

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
55.68 ft / 16.97 m
J:
25.30 ft / 7.71 m
P:
53.15 ft / 16.20 m
E:
17.70 ft / 5.39 m
PY:
32.40 ft / 9.88 m
EY:
11.20 ft / 3.41 m
S.A. Fore:
704.35 ft2 / 65.44 m2
S.A. Main:
470.38 ft2 / 43.70 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
1,174.73 ft2 / 109.14 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
19.77
Est. Forestay Len.:
61.16 ft / 18.64 m

Accommodations

Water:
240 gals / 908 L

Notes

LOD: 48.5ft / 14.8m.
Available as cutter, ketchr or schooner.
Sail Area:
- 1,170 ft² (cutter)
-1,395 ft² (ketch)
- 1,270 ft² (schooner)
Hulls 1 & 2 were built in Huntington Beach, CA exactly to blueprint
The molds then went to Taiwan, where is is thought about 5 more were built.
U.S. boats had lead ballast; foreign built had iron ballast. The iron was bigger, which equaled slightly smaller tanks.
Thanks to Michael Moyer, previous owner of hull #1, for providing information and drawings.

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