HUGHES 40 Detailed Review

If you are a boat enthusiast looking to get more information on specs, built, make, etc. of different boats, then here is a complete review of HUGHES 40. Built by Hughes Boat Works and designed by Sparkman & Stephens, the boat was first built in 1975. It has a hull type of Fin with rudder on skeg and LOA is 12.19. Its sail area/displacement ratio 13.69. Its auxiliary power tank, manufactured by undefined, runs on Diesel.

HUGHES 40 has retained its value as a result of superior building, a solid reputation, and a devoted owner base. Read on to find out more about HUGHES 40 and decide if it is a fit for your boating needs.

Boat Information

Boat Specifications

LOA:12.19 m / 39.99 ft
Rigging Type:Masthead Ketch
Hull Type:Fin with rudder on skeg
S.A. (reported):73.02 m2 / 785.98 ft2
Draft (max):1.42 m / 4.66 ft
Displacement:12701 kg / 28000.88 lbs
Ballast:4173 kg / 9199.88 lbs
Designers:Sparkman & Stephens
LWL:9.45 m / 31.00 ft

Sail Boat Calculation

Comfort Ratio:41.12
Capsize Screening Formula:1.75

Rig And Sail Specs

I:15.01 m / 49.25 ft
PY:13.18 m / 43.24 ft
E:4.27 m / 14.01 ft
PY:8.61 m / 28.25 ft
EY:2.97 m / 9.74 ft
S.A. Fore:32.03 m2 / 344.77 ft2

Auxillary Power Tank

Fuel:284 L / 75.02 gals


Water:681 L / 179.90 gals


Builders:Hughes Boat Works
Designers:Sparkman & Stephens


Who designed the HUGHES 40?

HUGHES 40 was designed by Sparkman & Stephens.

Who builds HUGHES 40?

HUGHES 40 is built by Hughes Boat Works.

When was HUGHES 40 first built?

HUGHES 40 was first built in 1975.

How long is HUGHES 40?

HUGHES 40 is 9.45 m in length.

What is mast height on HUGHES 40?

HUGHES 40 has a mast height of 13.18 m.

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