The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2, a light-displacement aft-cockpit fractional sloop, was designed by Philippe Briand and built in France by Jeanneau.
Underwater Profile: Bulb fin keel & spade rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 46.5'x" (14.2m)
Waterline Length: 38'5" (11.7m)
Beam: 14'8" (4.5m)
Draft: 5'3" (1.6m)
Rig Type: Fractional sloop
Displacement: 21,605lb (9,800kg)
Designer: Philippe Briand
Builder: Jeanneau (France)
Year First Built: 1997
Year Last Built: 2003
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 20.7
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 37.5
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 170
4. Comfort Ratio: 22.8
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 2.1
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 20.7 suggests that, in the right hands, the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2 will have enough performance to leave most other sailboats of similar waterline length well astern.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 37.5 would usually mean that the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2 would have a tendency to heel uncomfortably in a gust, and need to be reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze.
However, as she has much of her ballast concentrated in a bulb at the foot of her keel, she's likely to be considerably stiffer than her published Ballast/Displacement Ratio might suggest.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 170, tells us the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2 is clearly a light displacement sailboat. If she's loaded with too much heavy cruising gear her performance will suffer to a degree.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 22.8 suggests that crew comfort of a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2 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 of 2.1 tells us that a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2 would not be as good a 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.
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