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PETERSON 38 built by Island Yacht Corp.(USA) and designed by Doug Peterson. Her first hull was built in 1982 with an overall lengh of 11.53 m or 37.83 ft long

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PETERSON 38 Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft11.53 m / 37.83 ft
Builder(s)Island Yacht Corp.
Designer(s)Doug Peterson
CountryUnited States
Hull TypeFin w/spade rudder
Number of Hulls Built8
First Hull Built1982
Ballast TypeLead
Rigging TypeMasthead Sloop
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal114 L / 30 gal
Ballast Ratio48.28


Overall Length (LOA) 11.53 m / 37.83 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)9.60 m / 31.50 ft
Beam (width)3.68 m / 12.08 ft
Draft2.16 m / 7.08 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 6577 kg / 14500 lb
Maximum Displacement6577 kg / 14500 lb
Ballast Weight3175 kg / 7000 lb


Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)1.99
Comfort Ratio24.3
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)207.1
Ballast Ratio48.28
Sail Area to Displacement19.44

Above Deck

Estimated Forestay Length16.31 m / 53.52 ft
Reported Sail Area66.89 m² / 720.00 ft²
Total Sail Area65.83 m² / 708.64 ft²
Mainsail Area28.59 m² / 307.72 ft²
I51.17 ft * 15.60 m
J15.67 ft * 4.78 m
P46.17 ft * 14.07 m
E13.33 ft * 4.06 m
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