ISLANDER 44

ISLANDER 44 photo ISLANDER 44 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin w/spade rudder
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
43.83 ft / 13.36 m
LWL:
32.50 ft / 9.91 m
Beam:
11.00 ft / 3.35 m
S.A. (reported):
813.00 ft2 / 75.53 m2
Draft (max):
5.83 ft / 1.78 m
Displacement:
22,500 lb / 10,206 kg
Ballast:
8,000 lb / 3,629 kg
S.A./Disp.:
16.39
Bal./Disp.:
35.56
Disp./Len.:
292.61
Construction:
FG
First Built:
1962
# Built:
10
Builder:
Wayfarer Yacht Corp./Yachtcraft (USA)
Designer:
William Lapworth

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make:
Universal
Model:
Unimite
Type:
Diesel
HP:
72
Fuel:
60 gals / 227 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
16.39
Bal./Disp.:
35.56
Disp./Len.:
292.61
Comfort Ratio:
39.73
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.56
S#:
1.80

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
49.00 ft / 14.94 m
J:
17.20 ft / 5.24 m
P:
43.42 ft / 13.23 m
E:
19.20 ft / 5.85 m
S.A. Fore:
421.40 ft2 / 39.15 m2
S.A. Main:
416.83 ft2 / 38.72 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
838.23 ft2 / 77.87 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
16.89
Est. Forestay Len.:
51.93 ft / 15.83 m
Mast Height from DWL:
54.00 ft / 16.46 m

Accommodations

Water:
60 gals / 227 L

Notes

Hull mold for LAPWORTH 44 purchased by Islander (1965-original builder unknown) and name changed to ISLANDER 44. (The designer, Bill Lapworth, has said that his involvement with this boat ended here.) After purchasing, Islander reconfigured hull to a long keel. Some tooling later went to Yachtcraft which sold them principly as kits. These were known as the YACHTCRAFT 44, OR 41 (with a chopped stern - also sometimes called ISLANDER 41*).
Deck, coach roof profile and other details vary between versions. (deck mold may have been adapted from an another Islander model)
(*There are actually 2 different boats from Islander/Wayfarer called the ISLANDER 41. The other is designed by Gurney and both are rare.)
(See ISLANDER 41.)

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