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Review of Askeladden Commuter 8


Askeladden Commuter 8
Askeladden Commuter 8 anno 2008.

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Askeladden Commuter 8 is built by the Norwegian yard Askeladden Boats AS.

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Hull

Both the hull and the deck 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

The boat is equipped with 2+2 berths, 138.0 liter fresh water capacity, toilet facility and 50.0 liter waste water capacity.


Engine

The boat is typically equipped with multiple MerCruiser engines at 320.0 hp (238 kW).

The fuel tank has a capacity of 315.0 liters (83 US gallons, 69 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.

EU classification

Askeladden Commuter 8 holds one CE certification:

If less than 9 in on board the boat is by European Union certified as Class B. OFFSHORE:
Designed for offshore voyages where conditions up to, and including, wind force 8 (Beaufort scale) and significant wave heights up to, and including, 4 m may be experienced.


Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Askeladden Commuter 8 is about 147 kg/cm, alternatively 825 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 147 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 825 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 Askeladden Commuter 8 is 2.91.

Slim Wide 58% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is more spacy than 58% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more spacy hull design.


Curiosities

Powerboat?

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.


Maintenance

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Finally

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