MERCER 44

MERCER 44 photo MERCER 44 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Keel/Cbrd.
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
44.00 ft / 13.41 m
LWL:
30.00 ft / 9.14 m
Beam:
11.75 ft / 3.58 m
S.A. (reported):
885.00 ft2 / 82.22 m2
Draft (max):
9.00 ft / 2.74 m
Draft (min):
4.25 ft / 1.30 m
Displacement:
27,000 lb / 12,247 kg
Ballast:
8,600 lb / 3,901 kg
S.A./Disp.:
15.80
Bal./Disp.:
31.85
Disp./Len.:
446.43
Construction:
FG
First Built:
1959
# Built:
14
Builder:
Mercer RP/Cape Cod Shipbuilding
Designer:
William Tripp Jr..

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Fuel:
68 gals / 257 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
15.80
Bal./Disp.:
31.85
Disp./Len.:
446.43
Comfort Ratio:
45.84
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.57
S#:
0.87

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
50.30 ft / 15.33 m
J:
17.40 ft / 5.30 m
P:
44.80 ft / 13.66 m
E:
20.00 ft / 6.10 m
PY:
9.00 ft / 2.74 m
S.A. Fore:
437.61 ft2 / 40.66 m2
S.A. Main:
448.00 ft2 / 41.62 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
885.61 ft2 / 82.28 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
15.81
Est. Forestay Len.:
53.22 ft / 16.22 m

Accommodations

Water:
110 gals / 416 L

Notes

Mercer Reinforced Plastics of Trenton, NJ, was the builder of the first 6 boats. At least 8 more came from Cape Cod Shipbuilding.
Designed SA for yawl rig: 902 sqft'.

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