SEAFARER 48

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type:
Masthead Yawl
LOA:
48.00 ft / 14.63 m
LWL:
33.00 ft / 10.06 m
Beam:
11.83 ft / 3.61 m
S.A. (reported):
1,048.00 ft2 / 97.36 m2
Draft (max):
7.00 ft / 2.13 m
Displacement:
30,000 lb / 13,608 kg
Ballast:
15,700 lb / 7,121 kg
S.A./Disp.:
17.44
Bal./Disp.:
52.33
Disp./Len.:
372.68
Construction:
FG
First Built:
1969
Builder:
Hughes Boatworks Ltd.(CAN)
Designer:
Sparkman & Stephens

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
17.44
Bal./Disp.:
52.33
Disp./Len.:
372.68
Comfort Ratio:
46.04
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.53
S#:
1.19

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
54.50 ft / 16.61 m
J:
18.33 ft / 5.59 m
P:
48.10 ft / 14.66 m
E:
18.04 ft / 5.50 m
PY:
23.50 ft / 7.16 m
EY:
9.75 ft / 2.97 m
S.A. Fore:
499.49 ft2 / 46.40 m2
S.A. Main:
433.86 ft2 / 40.31 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
933.35 ft2 / 86.71 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
15.53
Est. Forestay Len.:
57.50 ft / 17.53 m

Notes

This is the first version of a design that became the HUGHES 48/NORTHSTAR 48. (S&S #1956)
It was introduced at the NY Boat Show in 1969. Named Queen of the show it was one of the largest sailboats ever displayed there.
It is thought that less than 5 were built at the Seafarer plant on Long Island (USA).
Today a large mosaic of the boat exists at an office complex located at the site (Long Island, NY) where the Seafarer plant once stood.
See HUGHES 48.

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