Review of Aphrodite 291

Aphrodite 291
Aphrodite 291 anno 2002.

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Aphrodite 291 is a sailboat designed by the Swedish maritime architect Carl Beyer.

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The boat can enter most marinas as the draft is just about 1.78 - 1.88 meter (5.84 - 6.14 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.


The boat is typically equipped with an engine.

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.

Stability and Safety

What is Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)?

The capsize screening value for Aphrodite 291 is 2.01, indicating that this boat would not be accepted to participate in ocean races.

Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Aphrodite 291 is about 161 kg/cm, alternatively 904 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 161 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 904 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 Aphrodite 291 is 3.28.

Wide Slim 73% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is slimmer than 73% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more speedy hull design.

Ballast Ratio

What is a Ballast Ratio?

The ballast ratio for Aphrodite 291 is 41%.

Low High 54% 0 50 100
This ballast ratio shows a righting moment that is higher than 54% of all similar sailboat designs. A righting moment (ability to resist heeling) just above average.

RSP (Relative Speed Performance)

What is Relative Speed Performance?

The Relative Speed Performance for Aphrodite 291 is 79

Slow Fast 79% 0 50 100
The relative speed performance is 79 which means that a it is faster than 79% of all similar sailboat designs.



If you need to renew parts of your running rig and is not quite sure of the dimensions, you may find the estimates computed below useful.

Guiding dimensions of running rig
Jib sheet 8.9 m(29.2 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Genoa sheet8.9 m(29.2 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Mainsheet 22.2 m(73.0 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Spinnaker sheet19.6 m(64.2 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)

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