DUDLEY DIX YACHT DESIGN

Caribbea 30

GRP or timber or plywood cruiser

Caribbea sailing

A versatile little cruiser

~ Round bilge GRP or timber

~ Multi-chine plywood

~ 4 Alternative keels to suit proposed sailing

~ Inboard or outboard rudder

~ Fractional or masthead rig

~ Great coastal or tradewind cruiser for shorthanding

~ More sailing photos

MENU
Home
Overview
Email
Designs
Materials
Articles
Testimonials
Bookstore

PRICES

ORDERS
Fax/Mail
Credit Card

LINKS
Boat Sites
Communities
General

TRANSLATE
Versatility was kept in mind throughout the design process of this boat, to give a range of options to suit requirements. Further alternativess have been added since then. Options now include:

~ Sandwich GRP, "C-Flex", cold moulded timber or multi-chine plywood construction

~ 3 Interior layouts

~ Masthead or fractional rig

~ Transom hung or inboard rudder

~ Fin, wing or bulb keels from 1.2m (3'11") to 1.75m (5'9") draft

Caribbea boat plans for round bilge or multi-chine

Round bilge or multi-chine

Hull shape was developed to maximise interior space relative to hull length while maintaining good hydrodynamic qualities. The waterline is fairly fine forward for beating ability but the forward sections flare above waterline to give reserve bouyancy and a dry ride. This flare works with a shallow forefoot and powerfull quarters to give excellent downwind control and speed while also maintaining a balanced waterplane when heeled.

Caribbea boat plans for round bilge or multi-chine

Displacement will vary a small amount depending on the construction material chosen but will not be far different from the figure given.

Overall this design provides a fast and comfortable small cruiser which is easily handled for short-handed cruising. She has optional reduced draft to get into most anchorages and has ocean crossing capability to get there in the first place. Follow these links to see stability curves for this design with the various keels, a list of drawings and a material list for the round bilge timber and multi-chine plywood versions.

Testimonial from Jonathan Savage - Owner of CARIBBEA 30 "G-String".

"Just a short note to let you know how chuffed I am with the boat. This trip (he had sailed from Cape Town to the Caribbean) is an ideal one for the Caribbea. Being single-handed I was quite conservative as far as canvassing was concerned. Best daily run was 178nm but had many in the 150s."

"Everyone who has been aboard has been very impressed by her spaciousness."

CHARACTERISTICS

LOA - 9.20m (30'2")

LWL 7.90m (25'11")

Beam 3.05m (10'0")

Draft 1.2 to 1.75m (3'11" to 5'9")

Displacement 3376kg (7440lb)

Ballast 1350kg (2975lb)

Area Waterplane 13.2sq.m (142sq.ft)

Immersion Rate 135kg/cm (756lb/in)

Wetted Surface 21.0sq.m (226sq.ft)

Fineness Coef 0.67

Block Coef 0.40

Prismatic Coef 0.54

Displacement/Length 191

Sail Area (Main + Fore-triangle) 37.9sq.m (408sq.ft)

Sail Area/Wetted Surface 1.8

Sail Area/Displ 17.1

Please note that our plan prices include for adding imperial measurements to our metric designs if needed by the buyer.

OUR CONTACT DETAILS

Click here to contact us by whatever method suits you.

This page was updated 27 October 2016

Web design by Dix Design