The Ovni 395, an aluminium lifting-keel cruiser, was designed by Philippe Briand and built in France by Chantier Alubat.
Underwater Profile: Lifting keel
Hull Material: Aluminium
Length Overall: 42'1" (12.8m)
Waterline Length: 36'9" (11.2m)
Beam: 13'6" (4.1m)
Draft: Keel down 6'11" (2.1m), Keel up 1'11" (0.6m)
Rig Type: Masthead sloop
Displacement: 22,046lb (10,000kg
Designer: Philippe Briand
Builder: Chantier Alubat (France)
Year First Built: 2004
Year Last Built: 2018
Number Built: 70
Owners Association: Ovni Owners Association
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 18.3
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 33.0
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 199
4. Comfort Ratio: 27.8
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.9
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1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 18.3 suggests that the Ovni 395 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 33.0 means that unless the bulk of the ballast is concentrated in a bulb at the foot of her keel, the Ovni 395 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 199, tells us the Ovni 395 is a light-to-moderate displacement sailboat. If she's loaded with too much heavy cruising gear her performance will suffer.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 27.8 suggests that crew comfort of an Ovni 395 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 1.9 tells us that an Ovni 395 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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