The Biscay 36, a heavy displacement aft-cockpit cruising yacht, was designed by Alan Hill and built in the UK by Robert Ives Ltd together with Falmouth Boat Construction Ltd.
Underwater Profile: Long keel
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 35'11" (11.0m)
Waterline Length: 27'0" (8.2m)
Beam: 10'9" (3.3m)
Draft: 5'9" (1.8m)
Rig Type: Masthead sloop*
Displacement: 15,680lb (7,112kg)
Designer: Alan Hill
Builder: Robert Ives Ltd together with Falmouth Boat Construction Ltd. (UK)**
Year First Built: 1974
Number Built: 29
* Also available as a ketch
** Robert Ives Ltd created the deck & hull mouldings, fitting out and completion by Falmouth Boat Construction Ltd.
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 14.6
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 42.2
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 356
4. Comfort Ratio: 34.3
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.7
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1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of just 14.6 suggests that the Biscay 36 will need a stiff breeze to get her going. In light conditions, unless you've got plenty of time on your hands, motor-sailing may be the way to go.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 42.2 means that a sailboat like the Biscay 36 (which doesn't have a stiffness-enhancing bulb keel), is likely to benefit from being reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 356, tells us the Biscay 36 creeps into the ultra-heavy displacement category. Load her up as much as you like and her performance will be hardly affected, not that it was ever startling. Few if any sailboats are built to this displacement category these days - but they remain popular with some long-distance sailors.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 34.3 suggests that crew comfort of a Biscay 36 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a moderate bluewater cruising boat - a predictable and acceptable motion for most seasoned sailors.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.7 indicates that a Biscay 36 would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0.
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