Review of Arabesque 40

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Arabesque 40 is a large sailboat designed by the Swedish maritime architect Harry Becker.

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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.

Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Arabesque 40 is about 320 kg/cm, alternatively 1793 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 320 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 1793 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 Arabesque 40 is 3.06.

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



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 12.1 m(39.7 feet)14 mm(0.55 inch)
Genoa sheet 12.1 m(39.7 feet)14 mm(0.55 inch)
Mainsheet 30.2 m(99.2 feet)14 mm(0.55 inch)
Spinnaker sheet26.6 m(87.3 feet)14 mm(0.55 inch)

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