Review of Atlantic

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Atlantic is a small sailboat. The Atlantic is built by the German yard Gade.

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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.


The boat is equipped with 4 berths.


The boat can enter even shallow marinas as the draft is just about 0.40 - 0.50 meter (1.31 - 1.61 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.


Atlantic 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.

Stability and Safety

What is Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)?

The capsize screening value for Atlantic is 2.56, indicating that this boat would not be accepted to participate in ocean races.

Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Atlantic is about 118 kg/cm, alternatively 665 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 118 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 665 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 Atlantic is 2.84.

Slim Wide 62% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is more spacy than 62% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more spacy hull design.

SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio)

What is SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio)?

The SA/D for Atlantic with ISO 8666 reference sail is 36.8, with a 135% genua the SA/D is 40.8.

Low High 100% 0 50 100
The SA/D ratio indicates that it is faster than 100% of all similar sailboat designs in light wind.



Dimensions of sail.

mainsail specifications headsail specifications

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Guiding dimensions of running rig
Mainsail halyard 27.5 m(90.3 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Jib/genoa halyard27.5 m(90.3 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Spinnaker halyard27.5 m(90.3 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Jib sheet 7.1 m(23.3 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Genoa sheet7.1 m(23.3 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Mainsheet 17.8 m(58.2 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Spinnaker sheet15.6 m(51.2 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Cunningham4.6 m(15.2 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Kickingstrap9.3 m(30.4 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Clew-outhaul9.3 m(30.4 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)

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