The Passoa 47, an aluminium cutter, was designed by Philippe Harlé & Alain Mortain and built in France by Garcia Aluminium.
Underwater Configuration: Swing-keel/centreboard with twin rudders
Hull Material: Aluminium
Length Overall: 47'9" (14.5m)
Waterline Length: 40'9" (11.9m)
Beam: 14'1" (4.3m)
Draft: Min 3'7" (1.1m), Max 8'2" (2.5m)
Rig Type: Cutter
Displacement: 30,649lb (13,900kg)
Designer: Philippe Harlé & Alain Mortain
Builder: Garcia Aluminium (France)
First Built: 1986
Last Built: 2005
Number Built: 60
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 14.5
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 42.0
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 213
4. Comfort Ratio: 29.4
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.9
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 14.5 suggests that the Passoa 47 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 42.0 means that the Passoa 47 will stand up well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 213, tells us the Passoa 47 is a moderate displacement cruiser, which means she'll carry all your cruising gear without it having a dramatic effect on her performance. Most of today's sailboats intended for offshore cruising fall into this displacement category.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 29.4 suggests that crew comfort of a Passoa 47 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 a Passoa 47 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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