The Bowman 45, an aft-cockpit cutter, was designed by Chuck Paine and built in the UK by Rustler Yachts Ltd.
Underwater Profile: Fin keel & skeg-hung rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 45'2" (13.8m)
Waterline Length: 36'6" (11.1m)
Beam: 13'0" (4.0m)
Draft: 5'9" (1.8m)
Rig Type: Cutter
Displacement: 24,500lb (11,113kg)
Designer: Chuck Paine Ltd
Builder: Rustler Yachts Ltd (UK)
Year First Built: xxxx
Year Last Built: xxxx
Number Built: xx
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 17.6
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 44.0
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 225
4. Comfort Ratio: 31.8
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.8
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 17.6 suggests that the Bowman 45 will, in the right conditions, approach her maximum hull speed readily and satisfy the sailing performance expectations of most cruising sailors.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 44 means that the Bowman 45 will stand up well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 225, tells us the Bowman 45 is a moderate displacement cruiser, which means she'll carry all your cruising gear without it having a dramatic effect on her performance. Most of today's sailboats intended for offshore cruising fall into this displacement category.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 31.8 suggests that crew comfort of a Bowman 45 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 1.8 indicates that a Bowman 45 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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