Review of Aquitaine Innovations

Aquitaine Innovations
Aquitaine Innovations. Aquitaine Innovation in Les Sables d´Olonne 1996

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Aquitaine Innovations is a large sailboat designed by the French maritime architect bureau Groupe Finot in the mid nineties. Only a few boats have been produced.

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The boat can only enter major marinas as the draft is about 4.15 - 4.25 meter (13.62 - 13.92 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 Aquitaine Innovations is 2.89, 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 Aquitaine Innovations is about 716 kg/cm, alternatively 4012 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 716 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 4012 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 Aquitaine Innovations is 3.12.

Slim Wide 97% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is more spacy than 97% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more spacy hull design.

Ballast Ratio

What is a Ballast Ratio?

The ballast ratio for Aquitaine Innovations is 43%.

Low High 86% 0 50 100
This ballast ratio shows a righting moment that is higher than 86% of all similar sailboat designs. A righting moment (ability to resist heeling) significantly above average.



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 18.3 m(60.0 feet)16 mm(5/8 inch)
Genoa sheet 18.3 m(60.0 feet)16 mm(5/8 inch)
Mainsheet 45.7 m(149.9 feet)16 mm(5/8 inch)
Spinnaker sheet40.2 m(131.9 feet)16 mm(5/8 inch)

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