SHEARWATER III

SHEARWATER III photo SHEARWATER III drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Catamaran Twin Cbrd.
Rigging Type:
Frac. Sloop (Rotating Spar)
LOA:
16.50 ft / 5.03 m
LWL:
15.80 ft / 4.82 m
Beam:
7.50 ft / 2.29 m
S.A. (reported):
160.00 ft2 / 14.86 m2
Draft (max):
3.00 ft / 0.91 m
Draft (min):
0.58 ft / 0.18 m
Displacement:
264 lb / 120 kg
S.A./Disp.:
62.27
Disp./Len.:
29.88
Construction:
Wood/FG/Composite
First Built:
1956
# Built:
1500
Builder:
Prout
Designer:
Francis & Roland Prout

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
62.27
Disp./Len.:
29.88

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Notes

Although originally offered from Prout as a kit, (FG hulls and ply bridgedeck) the SHEARWATER III is considered a 'Restricted Development Class'.
Hull shape and size, total sail area and height are the primary restrictions.
Twin trapezes permitted.
Molds are owned by the class.
Spinnaker introduced in 1972.
Photo from early brochure.

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