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CONTESSA 38 (S&S) built by Jeremy Rodgers (UK) and designed by Sparkman & Stephens. Her first hull was built in 1973 with an overall lengh of 11.73 m or 38.50 ft long

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CONTESSA 38 (S&S) Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft11.73 m / 38.50 ft
Builder(s)Jeremy Rodgers
Designer(s)Sparkman & Stephens
CountryUnited Kingdom
Hull TypeFin with rudder on skeg
Number of Hulls Built6
First Hull Built1973
Last Hull Built1974
Ballast TypeLead
Rigging TypeMasthead Sloop
Ballast Ratio51.61


Overall Length (LOA) 11.73 m / 38.50 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)8.76 m / 28.75 ft
Beam (width)3.51 m / 11.50 ft
Draft1.91 m / 6.25 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 7031 kg / 15500 lb
Maximum Displacement7031 kg / 15500 lb
Ballast Weight3629 kg / 8000 lb


Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)1.85
Comfort Ratio29.24
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)291.19
Ballast Ratio51.61
Sail Area to Displacement16.07

Above Deck

Reported Sail Area57.79 m² / 622.00 ft²
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