SWORDFISH

SWORDFISH insignia SWORDFISH drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
15.00 ft / 4.57 m
LWL:
14.50 ft / 4.42 m
Beam:
5.00 ft / 1.52 m
S.A. (reported):
130.00 ft2 / 12.08 m2
Draft (max):
4.75 ft / 1.45 m
Draft (min):
0.75 ft / 0.23 m
Displacement:
875 lb / 397 kg
S.A./Disp.:
22.78
Disp./Len.:
128.13
Construction:
Hot molded plywood
First Built:
1946
Last Built:
1963
# Built:
200
Builder:
Fairey Marine
Designer:
Uffa Fox

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
22.78
Disp./Len.:
128.13
Comfort Ratio:
10.81
Capsize Screening Formula:
2.09

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Notes

With the introduction of fiberglass, the 'hot molded' contruction method (developed during WWII) became too expensive, and production of the SWORDFISH was discontinued in 1963. The same equipment, however, was used to build the first ABLACORE which has a slightly modified hull and more sail area.

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