SERENDIPITY 43

SERENDIPITY 43 photo SERENDIPITY 43 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin w/spade rudder
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
42.50 ft / 12.95 m
LWL:
34.33 ft / 10.46 m
Beam:
13.25 ft / 4.04 m
S.A. (reported):
843.00 ft2 / 78.32 m2
Draft (max):
7.30 ft / 2.23 m
Displacement:
16,400 lb / 7,439 kg
Ballast:
10,000 lb / 4,536 kg
S.A./Disp.:
20.97
Bal./Disp.:
60.98
Disp./Len.:
180.96
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
Lead
First Built:
1979
Last Built:
1982
# Built:
26
Builder:
New Orleans Marine (USA)
Designer:
Doug Peterson

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make:
Pathfinder
Type:
Diesel
Fuel:
30 gals / 114 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
20.97
Bal./Disp.:
60.98
Disp./Len.:
180.96
Comfort Ratio:
22.07
Capsize Screening Formula:
2.09
S#:
3.42

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
56.00 ft / 17.07 m
J:
17.68 ft / 5.39 m
P:
50.00 ft / 15.24 m
E:
13.89 ft / 4.23 m
S.A. Fore:
495.04 ft2 / 45.99 m2
S.A. Main:
347.25 ft2 / 32.26 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
842.29 ft2 / 78.25 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
20.96
Est. Forestay Len.:
58.72 ft / 17.90 m

Notes

Peterson design #77 and one of the most successful IOR racing designs. The first example of this design was Wings, constructed of C-Flex over a plywood jig in 1979. A mold was made from this boat's hull.
'Acadia' was a winner at the SORC series of 1980. Another boat of this same design won the same event overall in 1983. ('Scarlett O'Hara' shown in photo.)
The method of construction for this semi-production version was advanced for this period especially considering the number that were ultimately produced. Besides the flush deck "racing" version, there was also a Racer/Cruiser version with a low coach roof, smaller cockpit, and cockpit coamings.
Thanks to "Wings" owner Fredrick Roswold for updated information.

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