Review of 3870 Esprit

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The 3870 Esprit is a large motorboat. The 3870 Esprit is built by the American yard Cruisers Yachts.

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The boat is equipped with 283.0 liter fresh water capacity.


The boat is typically equipped with an inboard Caterpillar T3126 TA diesel engine at 420.0 hp (312 kW).

The fuel tank has a capacity of 1136.0 liters (300 US gallons, 249 imperial gallons).

Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for 3870 Esprit is about 337 kg/cm, alternatively 1892 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 337 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 1892 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.

Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

The l/b ratio for 3870 Esprit is 3.00.

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Compared with other similar motor boats it is more spacy than 73% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more spacy hull design.



In Denmark, you are required to have achieved a 'powerboat driving license' in order to sail a powerboat.
In this context a boat is considered a powerboat if:

Equation for Danish definition of a powerboat
Danish definition of a powerboat
According to this definition this boat is categorized as a Powerboat.


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