Review of Arabian 200

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Arabian 200 is a small motorboat designed in the late seventies. The Arabian 200 is built by the American yard Century.

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The boat is equipped with 2 berths.


The boat is typically equipped with multiple engines at 191.0 kW (255 hp).

The transmission is a Z-drive.

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 Arabian 200 is about 85 kg/cm, alternatively 480 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 85 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 480 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 Arabian 200 is 2.62.

Wide Slim 66% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is slimmer than 66% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more speedy 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.


Boat owner's ideas

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