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A40 RC is a Racer-cruiser sailboat built by Archambault\xa0&\xa0BG Race and designed by Joubert Nivelt Design. Her first hull was built in 2003 with an overall lengh of 11.99 m or 39.4 ft long and a Keel stepped mast mast configuration.

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ARCHAMBAULT A40 RC Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft11.99 m / 39.4 ft
Builder(s)Archambault / BG Race
Designer(s)Joubert Nivelt Design
categoryOffshore cruiser-racer sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built2003
Last Hull Built2017
AppendagesKeel fin without bulb
HelmTwin helm wheels
RudderSingle spade rudder
CockpitOpen aft cockpit
Ballast TypeLead
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi 9/10
Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Number of Head(s)1
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal100 L / 26.4 gal
Ballast Ratio46.61


Overall Length (LOA) 11.99 m / 39.4 ft
Hull Length11.95 m / 39.2 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)10.54 m / 34.7 ft
Beam (width)3.75 m / 12.4 ft
Draft2.47 m / 8.1 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 6500 kg / 14330 lb
Maximum Displacement6650 kg / 14661 lb
Ballast Weight3500 kg / 7716 lb


Critical Hull Speed7.88 knots
Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)2.01
Comfort Ratio22.25
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)158.29
Ballast Ratio46.61
Sail Area to Displacement22.71
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement26.13 m²/T / 281 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement53.12 m²/T / 572 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders Angle20 °
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars (carbon fiber spars as an option)
Standing RiggingDyform
Estimated Forestay Length16.20 m / 53.17 ft
Reported Sail Area78.69 m² / 847.00 ft²
Total Sail Area78.65 m² / 846.57 ft²
Upwind Sail Area91 m² / 980 ft²
Downwind Sail Area185 m² / 1991 ft²
Mainsail Area51 m² / 549 ft²
Genoa Area40 m² / 431 ft²
I50.88 ft * 15.51 m
J15.42 ft * 4.70 m
P51.77 ft * 15.78 m
E17.55 ft * 5.35 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Engine(s) Power29 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity75 L / 19.8 gal

Below Deck

Fridge Capacity75 L / 19.8 gal
Maximum Headroom6.7 ft * 2 m
Head Headroom5.11 ft * 1.8 m