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Review of Askeladden Z8


Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Askeladden Z8 is a motorboat. The Askeladden Z8 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 100.0 liter fresh water capacity, toilet facility and 55.0 liter waste water capacity.


Engine

The boat is typically equipped with an inboard Mercruiser 4,2l Commins diesel engine at 320.0 hp (238 kW).

The transmission is a Z-drive.

The fuel tank has a capacity of 320.0 liters (84 US gallons, 70 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 Askeladden Z8 is about 167 kg/cm, alternatively 936 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 167 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 936 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 Z8 is 2.79.

Slim Wide 79% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is more spacy than 79% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly 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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