The Passoa 47, an aluminium cutter, was designed by Philippe Harlé & Alain Mortain and built in France by Garcia Aluminium.
The Passoa 47 is a boat that has a lot of character and charm. Many Passoa 47 owners have sailed around the world or across oceans with this boat, and they have enjoyed its performance and versatility.
One of the most appealing aspects of the Passoa 47 is its practical and comfortable accommodation. The boat has three separate cabins, two heads, a spacious saloon, a galley, and a navigation station. It can sleep up to seven people, making it ideal for family cruising or inviting friends.
The forward cabin has a double berth with storage underneath, a hanging locker, and shelves. It also has its own ensuite head with a marine toilet, a sink, and a shower.
The aft cabin has two single berths that can be joined together to form a double berth. It also has storage drawers, a hanging locker, and shelves.
The third cabin is located on the port side of the saloon. It has a single berth that can be extended to form a double berth. It also has storage drawers and shelves.
The saloon is the center of the boat. It has a U-shaped settee on the starboard side that can seat up to six people around a large folding table. On the port side, there is another settee that can serve as a single berth or as a sofa. The saloon has plenty of natural light and ventilation from the windows and hatches.
The galley is located on the starboard side of the companionway. It has a three-burner gas stove with an oven, a double stainless steel sink with hot and cold water, a top-loading refrigerator/freezer, and plenty of storage space for cookware, dishes, and food.
The navigation station is located on the port side of the companionway. It has a large chart table with drawers and shelves, an instrument panel with VHF radio, GPS, radar, autopilot, wind speed and direction indicator, depth sounder, log, compass, and SSB radio. It also has a comfortable seat with a backrest.
The aft cockpit is protected by a sprayhood and a bimini top. It has two long benches with cushions and lockers underneath. It also has an aft locker that can store the liferaft and other gear.
Rigging and Sails
The Passoa 47 has a cutter rig with a keel-stepped mast. The mast has two sets of spreaders and supports three sails: a mainsail, a genoa, and a staysail.
The mainsail is slab reefed with three reefing points. It is controlled by two winches on the mast and two winches on the cockpit coaming. The mainsail also has lazy jacks and a stack pack for easy handling.
The genoa is roller furling with a UV protection strip. It is controlled by two winches on the cockpit coaming. The genoa also has sheets that run through blocks on tracks on the side decks.
The staysail is hanked onto the inner forestay. It is controlled by two winches on the cockpit coaming. The staysail also has sheets that run through blocks on the coachroof.
Performance and Handling
The Passoa 47 is an aluminium sailboat that weighs 30,649 lb (13,900 kg). It has a swing-keel/centreboard with twin rudders that give it variable draft and good steering control. It also has an 80hp engine that can power it up to 8 knots.
The Passoa 47 is a fast and agile boat, thanks to its light weight and high sail area. It can sail well in light to moderate winds, reaching up to 9 knots of speed. It can also handle strong winds and rough seas, as long as it is reefed early and balanced properly.
The Passoa 47 has a lively motion at sea, thanks to its low displacement and long waterline. It does not roll or pitch excessively, but rather responds quickly to the waves. It also has a high center of gravity and a low ballast ratio, which makes it less stable and more prone to heeling.
The Passoa 47 is intended for offshore and ocean sailing, as it has the strength, the equipment, and the storage capacity to cope with long passages. It also has a large fuel tank of 132 gallons (500 liters) and a large water tank of 132 gallons (500 liters), which give it a good range and autonomy.
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