Other Hughes Boats

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i happened upon this boat the other day and was immediately intrigued.  If i were to live aboard (which i’m not) i would get a Hughes 48, for all the same reasons as a Hughes 38, fast upwind, great in waves etc. with twice the room and more than twice the cost.  This was designed about the same time by the same team (S&S)  and built to the same quality as the Hughes 38.

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Specifications

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Lets Compare the Hughes 48 to the Hughes 38 Mk3

Hughes 48                               Hughes 38 Mk3

S&S design #1956                  S&S design #1903

L/B ratio = 4                            L/B ratio = 3.8

D/L ratio = 373                        D/L ratio = 329

Ballast/Disp =  52%                 Ballast/Disp = 44%

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Long and skinny – Length to Beam ratio of 4

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FlyingJibe A website about the Northstar 80/20

Hughes 29 Website

Review of the Hughes 31 from Canadian Yachting