The Hunter 40.5 Legend, a shoal draft fractionally rigged sloop, was designed and built in the USA by Hunter Marine.
Underwater Profile: Wing keel with spade rudder
Hull Material: GRP
Length Overall: 40'2" (12.4m)
Waterline Length: 35'4" (11.2m)
Beam: 12'5" (4.2m)
Draft: 4'11" (2.0m)
Rig Type: Fractional Sloop
Displacement: 20,000lb (8,940kg)
Designer: Hunter Design Team
Builder: Hunter Marine (USA)
Year First Built: 1991
Year Last Built: 1997
Owners Association: Hunter Owners Association
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 16.6
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 35.0
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 202
4. Comfort Ratio: 29.3
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.8
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 16.6 suggests that the Hunter 40.5 Legend 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 35.0 means that the Hunter 40.5 Legend 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 202, tells us the Hunter 40.5 Legend is a moderate displacement cruiser, which means she'll carry a reasonable amount of cruising gear without it having too much of an 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 29.3 suggests that crew comfort of a Hunter 40.5 Legend in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser with moderate stability, which is not encouraging news for anyone prone to seasickness.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.8 tells us that a Hunter 40.5 Legend 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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