The X-332 Sailboat
Specs & Key Performance Indicators
The X-332, a light displacement aft cockpit sloop, was designed by Niels Jeppesen and built in Denmark by X-Yachts.
Published Specification for the X-332
Underwater Profile: Bulb fin keel & spade rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 33'0" (10.1m)
Waterline Length: 28'11" (8.8m)
Beam: 10'10" (3.3m)
Draft: 5'11" (1.8m)
Rig Type: Fractional sloop
Displacement: 9,590lb (4,350kg)
Designer: Niels Jeppesen
Builder: X-Yachts (Denmark)
Year First Built: 1994
Year Last Built: 2005
Number Built: 432
Published Design Ratios for the X-332
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 20.2
- 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: 41.4
- Under 40: less stiff, less powerful
- Over 40: stiffer, more powerful
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 177
- Under 100: Ultralight
- 100 to 200: Light
- 200 to 275: Moderate
- 275 to 350: Heavy
- Over 350: Ultraheavy
4. Comfort Ratio: 20.6
- 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: 2.0
- Under 2.0 (the lower the better): Better suited for ocean passages
- Over 2.0: Less suited for ocean passages
Read more about these Key Performance Indicators...
Summary Analysis of the Design Ratios for the X-332
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 20.2 suggests that, in the right hands, the X-332 will have enough performance to leave most other sailboats of similar waterline length well astern.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 41.4 means that the X-332 will stand up well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 177, tells us the X-332 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 20.6 suggests that crew comfort of a X-332 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 2.0 tells us that a X-332 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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