The Gozzard 41 Sailboat
Specs & Key Performance Indicators

The Gozzard 41, an aft-cockpit heavy-displacement cutter, was designed by Ted Gozzard and built in Canada by North Castle Marine Ltd.

A Gozzard 41 cutter under sailMany thanks to Ian & Joy Winterborn for this pic of 'Reberth', their Gozzard 41

Published Specification for the Gozzard 41

Underwater Configuration: Long fin keel

Hull Material: GRP

Length Overall: 47'0" (14.5m)

Length on Deck: 41'0" (12.5m)

Waterline Length: 35'4" (10.8m)

Beam: 13'0" (4.0m)

Draft: 5'3" (1.6m)

Rig Type: Cutter

Displacement: 23,500lb (10,660kg)

Designer: Ted Gozzard

Builder: North Castle Marine (Canada)

Year First Built: 1986

Published Design Ratios for the Gozzard 41

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 18.9

Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 36.6

Displacement/Length Ratio: 238

Comfort Ratio: 32.2

Capsize Screening Formula: 1.8

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Summary Analysis of the Design Ratios for the Gozzard 41

1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 18.9 suggests that the Gozzard 41 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 36.6 means that the Gozzard 41 will have a tendency to heel excessively in a gust, and she'll need to be reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze. 

3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 238, tells us the Gozzard 41 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 32.2 suggests that crew comfort of a Gozzard 41 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 Gozzard 41 would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0. 


The Gozzard 41 Sailboat Review

The Gozzard 41 is the latest evolution of the popular Gozzard 36, introduced in 1984, and reflects the designer's vision of the ideal voyaging liveaboard. 

Overview

The Gozzard 41 is a cutter-rigged sloop with a clipper bow, a heart-shaped transom, and raised quarter rails. She has a length overall of 47 feet, a length on deck of 41 feet, and a waterline length of 35 feet 4 inches. Her beam is 13 feet and her draft is 5 feet 3 inches. She displaces 23,500 pounds (half load) and has a ballast of 8,600 pounds. Her mast height above water (extrusion) is 57 feet 4 inches. She has a sail area of 1,341 square feet, with a mainsail of 390 square feet, a topsail of 679 square feet, and a staysail of 272 square feet. She carries 165 gallons of water, 64 gallons of fuel (main tank), and 38 gallons of fuel (reserve tank). She has a waste capacity of 52 gallons and a battery capacity of 600 to 900 amp hours. She is powered by a 72 HP diesel engine and has an optional 6 HP bow thruster.

The Gozzard 41 has a traditional look but a modern underbody. She has a modified fin keel with a fully skeg-protected rudder, which gives her good performance and maneuverability. She has a deck-stepped mast with swept-back spreaders and no backstay, which allows for a large topsail that can be easily furled or reefed. She has an arced sheeting track for the self-tacking staysail, which makes short-tacking easy. She has in-mast reefing for the mainsail, which simplifies sail handling. She has no spinnaker or gennaker but can fly an asymmetrical cruising chute from the bowsprit. She has all lines led aft to the cockpit through clutches and winches, which makes sailing single-handed or shorthanded possible.

The Gozzard 41 has a spacious cockpit with comfortable seating and good visibility. She has a single wheel steering with an instrument console and an Autohelm 7000 autopilot. She has a folding cockpit table and an optional dodger and bimini. She has wide side decks with high bulwarks and lifelines for safety. She has ample storage space in the seat lockers and the lazarette. She has a transom platform with a swim ladder and an outdoor shower. She has a windlass and an anchor locker at the bow.

Accommodation

The Gozzard 41 has a unique interior layout that can be customized according to the owner's preferences. She is available with three interior themes: A, B, and C. The A version has an open salon that can be converted into a private stateroom with sliding doors. The B version has a fixed forward stateroom with an island queen berth. The C version has an island queen stateroom forward with two heads. All versions have a large aft cabin with another island queen berth.

The salon is bright and airy with large windows and hatches. It has a U-shaped dinette to port that can seat six people comfortably. It has a fold-down table that can be lowered to create an extra berth or raised to create more floor space. It has ample storage space under the seats and in the cabinets. To starboard, it has two reclining chairs that can be swiveled to face different directions. It also has a navigation station with a chart table and an electrical panel.

The galley is located aft to port, next to the companionway. It has a three-burner stove with an oven, a double sink, a microwave, a refrigerator, and a freezer. It has plenty of counter space and storage space for cookware and provisions. It has a pass-through window to the cockpit for easy serving.

The head is located aft to starboard, opposite the galley. It has a marine toilet, a sink, a shower, and a vanity. It has a wet locker for hanging foul weather gear. It has an access door to the aft cabin.

The aft cabin is spacious and comfortable. It has an island queen berth with drawers underneath. It has a hanging locker, a dresser, and a bookshelf. It has two opening ports and a hatch for ventilation and light. It has a private entrance to the head.

The forward stateroom (in the B and C versions) is similar to the aft cabin, but with a slightly smaller berth. It also has a hanging locker, a dresser, and a bookshelf. It has four opening ports and a hatch for ventilation and light. It has its own head (in the C version) or shares the head with the salon (in the B version).

The Gozzard 41's interior is finished in cherry wood with teak and holly sole. It has plenty of natural light and ventilation from the windows, hatches, and dorade vents. It has LED lighting and fans throughout. It has a diesel heater for cold weather cruising. It has a stereo system with speakers in the salon and the cockpit. It has 110V AC outlets and 12V DC outlets for charging devices.

Hull and Deck

The Gozzard 41's hull and deck are built with hand-laid fiberglass using vinylester resin and balsa core. The hull is reinforced with longitudinal stringers and transverse frames. The deck is bonded to the hull with 3M 5200 adhesive and through-bolted on an inward flange. The hull-to-deck joint is covered with a teak cap rail. The hull is finished with gelcoat and painted with Awlgrip. The deck is finished with nonskid paint.

The Gozzard 41's hull shape is designed to provide stability, comfort, and speed. She has a moderate freeboard and a flared bow that helps keep her dry in rough seas. She has a fine entry and a fair run that reduces drag and improves performance. She has a moderate beam that gives her good form stability and interior volume. She has a moderate displacement that gives her good load-carrying capacity and seakindliness.

Mast and Rigging

The Gozzard 41's mast and rigging are designed to provide versatility, simplicity, and efficiency. She has a single aluminum mast with two sets of swept-back spreaders. The mast is deck-stepped on a compression post that transfers the load to the keel. The mast is supported by stainless steel wire shrouds and stays that are attached to chainplates on the hull sides. The mast has no backstay but relies on the tension of the forestay and the topsail stay to keep it in place. The mast has internal halyards that are led aft to the cockpit through clutches and winches.

The Gozzard 41's sail plan consists of three sails: a mainsail, a topsail, and a staysail. The mainsail is full-battened and has in-mast reefing. The mainsail can be furled or reefed from the cockpit by turning a winch handle on the mast. The mainsail can also be controlled by an electric winch (optional) or by an electric furler (optional). The mainsail has two sets of reef points that can be used in strong winds. The mainsail sheet is led to a traveler on the coachroof and then to a winch on the cockpit coaming.

The topsail is a large genoa that overlaps the mast by about 30 percent. The topsail is roller-furled on an aluminum extrusion that extends from the bowsprit to the masthead. The topsail can be furled or unfurled from the cockpit by turning a line on the port side of the cabin top. The topsail can also be controlled by an electric furler (optional). The topsail sheet is led to an adjustable track on the side deck and then to a winch on the cockpit coaming.

The staysail is a self-tacking jib that is set on an inner forestay that runs from the mast to the end of the bowsprit. The staysail is roller-furled on an aluminum extrusion that runs along the staysail stay. The staysail can be furled or unfurled from the cockpit by turning a line on the starboard side of the cabin top. The staysail can also be controlled by an electric furler (optional). The staysail sheet is led to an arced track on the foredeck and then to a winch on the cockpit coaming.

The Gozzard 41's mast and rigging are made of high-quality materials and components. The mast is made of aluminum alloy with an anodized finish. The shrouds and stays are made of stainless steel wire with swaged terminals. The furlers are made of aluminum extrusions with stainless steel bearings. The winches are made of chrome-plated bronze with self-tailing jaws. The traveler, tracks, blocks, and clutches are made of stainless steel and composite materials.

The Gozzard 41's mast and rigging are designed to provide versatility, simplicity, and efficiency. She can sail well in a wide range of wind conditions and sea states. She can be easily adjusted and trimmed for optimal performance and balance. She can be sailed single-handed or shorthanded with minimal effort and maximum safety.

Keel and Rudder

The Gozzard 41's keel and rudder are designed to provide stability, maneuverability, and protection. She has a modified fin keel with a fully skeg-protected rudder, which gives her good performance and handling. She has a moderate draft of 5 feet 3 inches, which allows her to access shallow waters and anchorages. She has a lead ballast of 8,600 pounds, which gives her a low center of gravity and a high righting moment. She has a rudder stock of 2-inch diameter stainless steel that runs through the skeg and is supported by two bearings. She has a rudder blade of fiberglass with a foam core that is shaped to reduce drag and improve steering response.

The Gozzard 41's keel and rudder are built with strength and durability in mind. The keel is molded as part of the hull with extra layers of fiberglass for reinforcement. The keel is bolted to the hull with 1-inch diameter stainless steel bolts that are embedded in the lead ballast. The keel-hull joint is sealed with 3M 5200 adhesive and fiberglass tape. The rudder is attached to the skeg with a heavy-duty pintle-and-gudgeon system that can withstand high loads and impacts. The rudder is protected by the skeg from grounding damage and propeller fouling.

The Gozzard 41's keel and rudder are designed to provide stability, maneuverability, and protection. She can sail well upwind and downwind with good speed and control. She can turn quickly and smoothly in tight spaces and strong currents. She can withstand grounding and collision without compromising her integrity or performance.

Conclusion

The Gozzard 41 is a sailboat that combines classic lines, clever layout, and sensible systems. She is a boat that can take you anywhere in comfort and style. She is a boat that reflects the designer's vision of the ideal voyaging liveaboard. She is a boat that offers a sensible escape from the ordinary.

The above text was drafted by sailboat-cruising.com using GPT-4 (OpenAI’s large-scale language-generation model) as a research assistant to develop source material; we believe it to be accurate to the best of our knowledge.


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