SILHOUETTE MK III

SILHOUETTE MK III photo

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Twin Keel
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
17.25 ft / 5.26 m
LWL:
14.00 ft / 4.27 m
Beam:
6.58 ft / 2.01 m
S.A. (reported):
165.00 ft2 / 15.33 m2
Draft (max):
2.08 ft / 0.63 m
Displacement:
1,288 lb / 584 kg
Ballast:
450 lb / 204 kg
S.A./Disp.:
22.35
Bal./Disp.:
34.94
Disp./Len.:
209.55
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
Cast Iron
First Built:
1967
Last Built:
1972
# Built:
365
Builder:
Hurley Marine Ltd. (UK)
Designer:
Robert Tucker

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
22.35
Bal./Disp.:
34.94
Disp./Len.:
209.55
Comfort Ratio:
10.80
Capsize Screening Formula:
2.42

Accommodations

Headroom:
3.60 ft / 1.10 m

Notes

A fin keel version draws 2.67', but most were built with bilge (twin) keels.
The fiberglass Mk III version was the result of a major re-design and was built by Hurley Marine Ltd. Including a round bilge design vs. the hard chine on the Mk II, a 40% increase in SA and bilge keels made of FG moulding with interior ballast.
An optional inboard engine was available.
Later a Mk 4 version (1973-1974) was built based on the Mk 3 but with 4 berths. Only about 25 of the Mk 4 were built.

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