The Jouet Regent 27 Sailboat

The Jouet Regent 27, a masthead sloop, was designed by Jean-Pierre Jouët and built in France by Yachting France.

A Jouet Regent 27 sailboatHardly a breath of wind to drive this Jouet Regent 27...

Published Specification for the Jouet Regent

Underwater Configuration:  Fin with spade rudder

Hull Material:  GRP (fibreglass)

Length Overall 27' 5" / 8.4m

Waterline Length: 21' 6" / 6.6m

Beam: 8' 2" / 2.5m

Draft: 4' 6" / 1.4m

Rig Type: Masthead Sloop

Displacement: 7,055lb / 3,200kg

Designer: Jean-Pierre Jouët

Builder: Jouet (France)

Year First Built: 1966

Published Design Ratios for the Jouet Regent

1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 16.5

  • Less than 16 would be considered under-powered;
  • 16 to 20 would indicate reasonably good performance;
  • Over 20 suggests relatively high performance.

2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: Not published

  • Under 40: less stiff, less powerful
  • Over 40: stiffer, more powerful

3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 317

  • Under 100: Ultralight
  • 100 to 200: Light
  • 200 to 275: Moderate
  • 275 to 350: Heavy
  • Over 350: Ultraheavy

4. Comfort Ratio: 28.5

  • Under 20 indicates a lightweight racing boat
  • 20 to 30 indicates a coastal cruiser
  • 30 to 40 indicates a moderate offshore cruising boat
  • 40 to 50 indicates a heavy offshore boat
  • Over 50 indicates an extremely heavy offshore boat

5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.7

  • Under 2.0 (the lower the better): Better suited for ocean passages
  • Over 2.0: Less suited for ocean passages

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Summary Analysis of the Design Ratios for the Jouët Regent

1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 16.5 suggests that the Jouet Regent will approach her maximum hull speed readily and satisfy the sailing performance expectations of most cruising sailors.

2. In the absence of a published Ballast/Displacement Ratio we are unable to assess the Jouet Regent's stiffness under sail.

3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 317, tells us she's clearly a heavy displacement cruising boat. You can load her down with all your cruising gear and equipment and it will hardly affect her waterline. Not an ideal choice for coastal sailing, but will come into her own on an offshore passage in testing conditions.

4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 28.5 suggests that crew comfort aboard a Jouet Regent in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser, which is not encouraging news for anyone prone to seasickness. 

5. Her Capsize Screening Formula of 1.7 tells us that she would be a better choice of sailboat for ocean passage-making than one with a CS rating of more than 2.0. 


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