LAFITTE 44

LAFITTE 44 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type:
Cutter
LOA:
44.33 ft / 13.51 m
LWL:
35.50 ft / 10.82 m
Beam:
12.67 ft / 3.86 m
S.A. (reported):
967.00 ft2 / 89.84 m2
Draft (max):
6.33 ft / 1.93 m
Draft (min):
Displacement:
28,000 lb / 12,701 kg
Ballast:
11,310 lb / 5,130 kg
S.A./Disp.:
16.85
Bal./Disp.:
40.39
Disp./Len.:
279.40
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
First Built:
1978
Last Built:
1989
# Built:
56
Builder:
Lafitte Yachts/Chung Hwa Boatworks (TAIWAN)
Designer:
Robert Perry
Website:

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make:
Lehman or Perkins
Model:
Type:
Diesel
HP:
60
Water:
115 gals / 435 L
Fuel:
110 gals / 416 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
16.85
Bal./Disp.:
40.39
Disp./Len.:
279.40
Comfort Ratio:
38.55
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.67

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
56.00 ft / 17.07 m
J:
19.50 ft / 5.94 m
P:
51.30 ft / 15.64 m
E:
16.40 ft / 5.00 m
SPL/TPS:
ISP:
S.A. Fore:
546.00 ft2 / 50.73 m2
S.A. Main:
420.66 ft2 / 39.08 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
966.66 ft2 / 89.81 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
16.84
Est. Forestay Len.:
59.30 ft / 18.07 m

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Designers:

Notes

Commisioned by Mike Lewis (Pacific Far East Industries of the CA, USA). Early boats were finished in the US. Though ownership of the parent company changed a number of times, contruction of all boats was supervised by George Olivet, which is said to have ensure a high quality of build.
Designer Bob Perry has included an article about the origins of the this boat in his blog.
Bob Perry's blog:

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