EXPLORER 15 (HOLT)

EXPLORER 15 (HOLT) drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type:
Gunter
LOA:
14.75 ft / 4.50 m
Beam:
5.67 ft / 1.73 m
S.A. (reported):
110.00 ft2 / 10.22 m2
Draft (max):
3.75 ft / 1.14 m
Draft (min):
0.50 ft / 0.15 m
Displacement:
290 lb / 132 kg
S.A./Disp.:
40.21
Construction:
FG
First Built:
1961
Designer:
Jack Holt

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
40.21
Capsize Screening Formula:
3.43

Notes

Commissioned by 'Yachting World' magazine and originally the YACHTING WORLD EXPLORER.
The intent was that the amateur builder could purchase the bare glass hull and complete the rest. By most accounts, it never caught on though how many were built is unknown (to us.)
One innovation is the not strictly gunter rig where the mainsail is raised independently of topmast.

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