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Gib Sea 96 Deep draft is a Cruising sailboat built by Gibert Marine and designed by Joubert Nivelt Design. Her first hull was built in 1983 with an overall lengh of 10.1 m or 33.1 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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GIB SEA 96 DEEP DRAFT Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft10.1 m / 33.1 ft
Builder(s)Gilbert Marine
Designer(s)Joubert Nivelt Design
VersionDeep draft
categoryCruising sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
Number of Hulls Built236
First Hull Built1983
Last Hull Built1987
AppendagesKeel fin without bulb
HelmSingle tiller (helm wheel in option)
RudderSingle semi-spade rudder
CockpitClosed aft cockpit
Ballast TypeCast iron
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi fractional
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Number of Head(s)1
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal250 L / 66 gal
Ballast Ratio0.27


Overall Length (LOA) 10.1 m / 33.1 ft
Hull Length9.7 m / 31.10 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)8.26 m / 27.1 ft
Beam (width)3.3 m / 10.10 ft
Waterline Beam Width2.76 m / 9.1 ft
Maximum Transverse Section1.21 m² / 13 ft²
Draft1.74 m / 5.8 ft
Wetted Area22.68 m² / 244 ft²
Fore Freeboard1.14 m / 3.8 ft
Mid-Ship Freeboard0.93 / 3.1 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 4390 kg / 9678 lb
Maximum Displacement5300 kg / 11684 lb
Ballast Weight1200 kg / 2646 lb


Critical Hull Speed6.98 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)221
Ballast Ratio0.27
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement22.08 m²/T / 238 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement36.29 m²/T / 391 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL13.8 m / 45.4 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders1
Spreaders Angle0 °
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire continuous
Upwind Sail Area59.21 m² / 637 ft²
Downwind Sail Area97.3 m² / 1047 ft²
Mainsail Area22.3 m² / 240 ft²
Genoa Area36.91 m² / 397 ft²
I40 ft * 12.2 m
J12.1 ft * 3.7 m
P36.1 ft * 11 m
E11.10 ft * 3.6 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity100 L / 26.4 gal

Below Deck

Maximum Headroom6.2 ft * 1.89 m
Head Headroom5.6 ft * 1.69 m
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