Can you just sail a motorsailer?

Motorsailers can tackle a wide range of weather and sea conditions without damage or discomfort. They’re able to keep up a decent speed even if there is little to no wind. They’re also pretty nimble with the sail alone under a decent breeze.

How fast can a motorsailer go?

Describing a motorsailer as high-performance may sound oxymoronic, but the term is accurate when the boat is a BD56. Powered by a pair of outboards, this yacht has a top speed of 21 knots.

What is the fastest cruising sailboat?

The fastest monohull sailboat in the world is a needle-nosed ocean racer called V.O. 60. It was designed by Bruce Farr, and is capable of 36 knots. That’s 41.4 mph.

How fast do sailboats go under power?

How fast can a sailboat go under power? The average speed of a sailboat under power is 4-5 knots (5 mph or 8 km/h). Most sailors switch to engine at sailing speeds below 6 knots, especially when on passage.

How long can you motor a sailboat?

Most sailboats cruise at a speed of 4 – 8 knots under engine. So the range on one hour of motoring can be anywhere from 4 – 8 nautical miles.

What is a motorsailer boat?

A motorsailer is a type of motor-powered sailing vessel, typically a yacht, that can derive power from its sails or engine, independently from each other during moderate seas or winds. A motorsailer may have a sail to engine power ratio in a range between 30/70 to 70/30 (percent sail power/percent engine power).

Can you trailer a Catalina 30?

The boat must be under 13’6″ high to be legal and the boat has to be secured to the trailer. Your trailer has to have brakes and a break away switch.

How fast can a 30 ft sailboat go?

Here are the maximum hull speeds for different monohull lengths:

length meters knots
65 ft 20 m 10.8
80 ft 24 m 12
100 ft 30 m 13.4
144 ft 44 m 16

How big is an average motorsailer sailboat?

Across our current listings, the average capacity for motorsailer sailing vessels is 10 people with a maximum capacity of 35 passengers, and the average length overall (LOA) is 46 feet. Listings range in size from 25 feet long to 157 feet long, with an average sail area of 790 square feet and a maximum sail area of 2,500 square feet.

What are the different types of motorsailers for yachts?

For these and other reasons, motorsailers come in a wide variety of types, depending upon the ratio of sail propulsion to power, from the 30/70 (30 percent sail and 70 percent power propulsion) to the 70/30, with many varieties of yachts in between these two extremes.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a motorsailer?

A motorsailer like the Mandarin 52, which is the focus of this story, has the advantage of being capable of tackling a far wider range of weather and sea conditions without damage or even discomfort, and so it offers more options for moving from one place to another. The disadvantage, of course, is heeling angle.

How big is a ketch rigged motorsailer boat?

Many perform as well as a typical ocean- going auxiliary cruiser, while at the same time offering more comfortable accommodations and a well-protected helm in an all-weather pilothouse. In 1969 I sailed a TransPac race aboard Mystic, a 56-foot ketch-rigged motorsailer of my design.