The Caliber 40 LRC (Long Range Cruiser) was designed by Michael McCreary and built in the USA by Caliber Yachts.
Underwater Profile: Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder
Hull Material: GRP
Length Overall: 40'11" (12.5m)
Waterline Length: 32'6" (9.9m)
Beam: 12'8" (3.9m)
Draft: 5'0" (1.5m)
Rig Type: Cutter
Displacement: 21,600lb (9,798kg)
Designer: Michael McCreary
Builder: Caliber Yachts (USA)
Year First Built: 1995
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 15.3
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 44.0
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 281
4. Comfort Ratio: 32.4
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.8
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 15.3 suggests that the Caliber 40 LRC 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 44.0 means that the Caliber 40 LRC will stand up well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 281, tells us the Caliber 40 LRC just makes it into the heavy displacement cruising boat category. You can load her down with all your cruising gear and equipment and it will hardly affect her waterline. Not an ideal choice for coastal sailing, but she'll come into her own on an offshore passage in testing conditions.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 32.4 suggests that crew comfort of a Caliber 40 LRC 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 tells us that a Caliber 40 LRC would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0.
Jun 07, 23 01:51 AM
Jun 04, 23 08:32 AM
Jun 04, 23 06:26 AM