Friday, February 17, 2012

Design 2571 - Preliminary Design of a Hinckley 54' Sloop


I don't recall the logic in designating this boat a 54'er, which is her length on deck, versus her overall length of 57' but there must have been some marketing guru involved. This preliminary design was prepared for the Hinckley Company of Maine but never came to fruition. The year was 1990.

Here is the general arrangement plan.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 57'-3"
LWL 42'-9"
Beam 15'-6"
Draft 5'-11" (board up) 11'-2" (board down)
Displacement 44,966 lbs
Ballast 17,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,544 sq ft

1 comment:

  1. Even in the most benign grounding, that rudder will incur damage. I just don't understand the thinking here by either the customer or the designer.

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