NICHOLSON 31

NICHOLSON 31 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Long keel w/trans. hung rudder
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
30.54 ft / 9.31 m
LWL:
24.17 ft / 7.37 m
Beam:
10.20 ft / 3.11 m
S.A. (reported):
484.00 ft2 / 44.97 m2
Draft (max):
5.00 ft / 1.52 m
Draft (min):
Displacement:
13,005 lb / 5,899 kg
Ballast:
4,800 lb / 2,177 kg
S.A./Disp.:
14.05
Bal./Disp.:
36.91
Disp./Len.:
411.18
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
Lead
First Built:
1976
Last Built:
1980
# Built:
119
Builder:
Camper & Nicholson Ltd. (UK)
Designer:
Raymond Wall
Website:

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make:
Yanmar
Model:
YS12G
Type:
Diesel
HP:
12
Water:
93 gals / 352 L
Fuel:
21 gals / 79 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
14.05
Bal./Disp.:
36.91
Disp./Len.:
411.18
Comfort Ratio:
34.95
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.74

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
39.20 ft / 11.95 m
J:
12.60 ft / 3.84 m
P:
34.87 ft / 10.63 m
E:
13.58 ft / 4.14 m
SPL/TPS:
ISP:
S.A. Fore:
246.96 ft2 / 22.94 m2
S.A. Main:
236.77 ft2 / 22.00 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
483.73 ft2 / 44.94 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
14.04
Est. Forestay Len.:
41.18 ft / 12.55 m

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Notes

The NICHOLSON 31 replaced the NICHOLSON 32, and proved to be nearly as popular.
The folkboat type design appealed to serious long distance cruisers and single-handers.



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