SUNFISH

SUNFISH insignia SUNFISH drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Daggerboard
Rigging Type:
Lateen
LOA:
13.83 ft / 4.22 m
LWL:
13.00 ft / 3.96 m
S.A. (reported):
75.00 ft2 / 6.97 m2
Beam:
4.08 ft / 1.24 m
Draft (max):
3.33 ft / 1.01 m
Draft (min):
0.58 ft / 0.18 m
Displacement:
129 lb / 59 kg
Ballast:
S.A./Disp.:
47.02
Bal./Disp.:
Disp./Len.:
26.21
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
First Built:
1952
Last Built:
# Built:
300000
Builder:
Alcort/AMF; Vanguard (USA)
Designer:
Alexander Bryan/Cortland Heyniger/Carl Meinart
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Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
47.02
Bal./Disp.:
Disp./Len.:
26.21
Comfort Ratio:
2.31

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Notes

Although the earliest models were built of wood and offered as kits, the fiberglass version, first introduced in 1960, became the most popular recreational sailboat in history. As a result, there were many imitators. Sunfish Builder Chronology 1952 - 1969 Alcort, Inc. (founded 1945) 1969 - 1986 AMF 1986 - 1988 Loveless & DeGarmo, dba, Alcort Sailboats Inc. 1988 - 1991 Pearson Yacht Co. 1991 - 1997 Sunfish/Laser, Inc. 1997 - 2007 Vanguard 2007 - Laser Performance Change in class rules permitted a new, slightly deeper daggerboard in the mid-1990's.



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