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Nordship 40 DS is a Deck saloon cruising sailboat built by Nordship Yachts and designed by Lars Buchwald\xa0&\xa0Borghegn Yachtdesign. Her first hull was built in 2005 with an overall lengh of 12.9 m or 42.4 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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NORDSHIP 40 DS Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft12.9 m / 42.4 ft
Builder(s)Nordship Yachts
Designer(s)Lars Buchwald\xa0&\xa0Borghegn Yachtdesign
categoryDeck saloon cruising sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built2005
Last Hull BuiltStill in production
AppendagesKeel L-shaped keel (with bulb)
HelmSingle helm wheel
RudderSingle spade rudder
CockpitCenter cockpit
Ballast TypeLead
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi 19/20
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Number of Head(s)2
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal500 L / 132.1 gal
Ballast Ratio36.19


Overall Length (LOA) 12.9 m / 42.4 ft
Hull Length12.2 m / 40 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)10.8 m / 35.5 ft
Beam (width)4.1 m / 13.6 ft
Draft1.8 m / 5.11 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 10500 kg / 23149 lb
Maximum Displacement10500 kg / 23148 lb
Ballast Weight3800 kg / 8378 lb


Critical Hull Speed7.98 knots
Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)1.89
Comfort Ratio29.95
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)236
Ballast Ratio36.19
Sail Area to Displacement18.53
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement18.19 m²/T / 196 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing RiggingDiscontinuous
Reported Sail Area87.05 m² / 937.00 ft²
Upwind Sail Area87.2 m² / 939 ft²
Mainsail Area49.4 m² / 532 ft²

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Engine(s) Power55 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity380 L / 100.4 gal

Below Deck

Fridge Capacity110 L / 29.1 gal