The Hustler 30, an ultra-heavy masthead sloop, was designed by Holman & Pye and built in the UK by the Tyler Boat Company during the 1970s.
Underwater Profile: Fin keel & skeg-hung rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 30'0" (9.1m)
Waterline Length: 22'8" (6.9m)
Beam: 9'2" (2.8m)
Draft: 5'7" (1.7m)
Rig Type: Masthead sloop
Displacement: 9,590lb (4,350kg)
Ballast: 4,537lb (2,058kg)
Designer: Holman & Pye
Builder: Tyler Boat Company (UK)
Year First Built: 1970
Year Last Built: 1976
Number Built: 84
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 14.8
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 47.3
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 367
4. Comfort Ratio: 31.2
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.7
Read more about these Key Performance Indicators...
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of just 14.8 suggests that the Hustler 30 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 47.3 means that the Hustler 30 will stand up well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 367, tells us the Hustler 30 is firmly in 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 31.2 suggests that crew comfort of a Hustler 30 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 Hustler 30 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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