The Jeanneau Attalia 32 Sailboat
Specs & Key Performance Indicators

The Jeanneau Attalia 32, a masthead sloop, was designed by Joubert-Nivelt and built in France by Jeanneau. The boat was based on the 1981 International Offshore Rule Half Ton class world champion, named Air Bigouden.

A Jeanneau Attalia 32 sailboat under full sailJeanneau Attalia 32 sloop under full sail

Published Specification for the Jeanneau Attalia 32

Underwater Profile: Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder*

Hull Material: GRP (fibreglass) with balsa-cored deck

Length Overall: 30'6" (9.3m)

Waterline Length: 25'11" (7.9m)

Beam: 10'10" (3.3m)

Draft: 5'9" (1.7m)

Rig Type: Masthead sloop

Displacement: 7,496lb (3,400kg)

Designer: Joubert-Nivelt

Builder: Jeanneau (France)

Year First Built: 1982

Year Last Built: 1988 

Number Built: 250

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*A swing keel version was also produced.


Published Design Ratios for the Jeanneau Attalia 32

1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 17.2

2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 40.0

3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 192

4. Comfort Ratio: 17.8

5. Capsize Screening Formula: 2.2

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Summary Analysis of the Design Ratios for the Jeanneau Attalia 32

1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 17.2 suggests that the Jeanneau Attalia 32 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 40.0 means that the Jeanneau Attalia 32 will initially stand up reasonably well to her canvas in a moderate breeze, but she'll need a reef in the main to avoid heeling excessively in a gust. 

3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 192, tells us the Jeanneau Attalia 32 is clearly a light displacement sailboat. If she's loaded with too much heavy cruising gear her performance will suffer dramatically.

4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 17.8 suggests that the Jeanneau Attalia 32 will have the motion underway to that of a lightweight racing boat. Crew comfort will often be memorable for all the wrong reasons. Upwind the Jeanneau Attalia 32 will be tender and slam enough to shake your fillings out with a lively motion that most cruising sailors have no desire to get used to.

5. The Capsize Screening Formula of 2.2 tells us that a Jeanneau Attalia 32 would not be a good choice of sailboat for ocean passage-making, owing to the increased risk of capsize in strong winds and heavy seas when compared to a sailboat with a CSF of less than 2.0.


Any Questions?

Is the Jeanneau Attalia 32 still in production and, if not, when did production end and how many of these sailboats were built?

No, the Jeanneau Attalia 32 is no longer in production. Production ended in 1988 after 871 boats were completed.

What is the sail area of the Jeanneau Attalia 32?

The Jeanneau Attalia 32 sailboat has a masthead sloop rig with a deck-stepped mast. The upwind sail area of the Attalia 32 is 567ft2 (52.7m2). The downwind sail area is 973ft2 (90.4m2). The mainsail area is 195ft2 (18.1m2).

Why is the upwind sail area different from the downwind sail area?

The upwind sail area and the downwind sail area are different because the sails used for sailing upwind and downwind are designed differently. Upwind sails, such as the jib and mainsail, are designed to capture the wind at an angle and generate lift, while downwind sails, like spinnakers, are built to capture wind from behind and create forward momentum. Therefore, upwind sails tend to be smaller and flatter, while downwind sails are larger with more volume.

What keel options, if any, are available for the Jeanneau Attalia 32?

The Attalia 32 has two keel options: a fixed fin keel or an optional stub keel and swing keel combination.

How many berths does the Attalia 32 have?

The Jeanneau Attalia 32 sailboat has sleeping accommodation for six people. There is a double "V"-berth in the bow cabin, an "L"-shaped settee and a straight settee in the main cabin that can be converted into two extra sleeping berths, and an aft cabin with a double berth on the port side. The cabin has a comfortable seating area and the beautiful teak panelling is in very good condition. Central in the cabin is a two-leaf folding table.

What is the average cost of a secondhand Jeanneau Attalia 32?

The average cost of a secondhand Jeanneau Attalia 32 varies depending on its condition and location but can range from £5,200 to £25,852

What other sailboats have been created by the designer of the Jeanneau Attalia 32?

The Joubert-Nivelt design firm has designed many other sailboats including other models for Jeanneau such as Aquila, Arcadia, Melody, Symphonie and Gin Fizz.

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


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