NICHOLSON 55

NICHOLSON 55 photo NICHOLSON 55 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
53.81 ft / 16.40 m
LWL:
39.14 ft / 11.93 m
S.A. (reported):
1,625.00 ft2 / 150.97 m2
Beam:
14.30 ft / 4.36 m
Draft (max):
8.23 ft / 2.51 m
Draft (min):
Displacement:
38,029 lb / 17,250 kg
Ballast:
17,901 lb / 8,120 kg
S.A./Disp.:
23.09
Bal./Disp.:
47.07
Disp./Len.:
283.14
Construction:
FG/Aluminum
Ballast Type:
First Built:
1971
Last Built:
# Built:
26
Builder:
Camper & Nicholson
Designer:
Raymond Wall
Website:

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make:
Perkins
Model:
Type:
Diesel
HP:
72

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
23.09
Bal./Disp.:
47.07
Disp./Len.:
283.14
Comfort Ratio:
39.06

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
61.40 ft / 18.71 m
J:
20.60 ft / 6.28 m
P:
54.92 ft / 16.74 m
E:
18.50 ft / 5.64 m
SPL/TPS:
ISP:
S.A. Fore:
632.42 ft2 / 58.75 m2
S.A. Main:
508.01 ft2 / 47.20 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
1,140.43 ft2 / 105.95 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
16.20
Est. Forestay Len.:
64.76 ft / 19.74 m

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Notes

12 of these yachts were purchased by the English Ministry of Defence where they were in service for many years. A few hulls were built of aluminum. Thanks to Ray Wall for providing photo and updated information.



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