Review of Arendal Snekken

Arendal Snekken
Arendal Snekken anno 1987. Arendal Snekka 20

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Arendal Snekken is built by the Norwegian yard Arendal Lamell-Plast A/S.

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The hull is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season. And outside the sailing season, just bottom cleaning and perhaps anti-fouling painting once a year - a few hours of work, that's all.

Interior of Arendal Snekken anno 1980. Arendal Snekka 21

The interior is like few other boats made in fibreglass.
The boat is equipped with 3 berths, a galley and 70.0 liter fresh water capacity.

Cockpit of Arendal Snekken anno 1989.

The boat is typically equipped with an inboard Volvo Penta diesel engine.

The fuel tank has a capacity of 50.0 liters (13 US gallons, 10 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 Arendal Snekken is about 94 kg/cm, alternatively 528 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 94 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 528 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 Arendal Snekken is 2.91.

Wide Slim 92% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is slimmer than 92% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more speedy hull design. This type of design is also referred to as 'needle'.



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 not categorized as a Powerboat.
Though, if you install a motor of 43 kW (58 hp), then the boat will become a powerboat, and you will need a Danish 'powerboat driving license'


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