Burns 40
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LOA  39.58'        LWL 33.83'       Beam 11.33'       Draft 6.0'
Displ. 10,500 lb       Ballast 5,000 lb       Sail Area 599 sq ft
The Burns 40 started life as a fiberglass version of our successful 38 footer Naiad , which has an outboard rudder. We were approached by a Florida builder asking if we had plans for a 38-40' light displacement cruising boat. We proposed that the Naiad design would be ideal and suggested that the design could be modified by extending the stern and converting the rudder to an inboard design. They also wanted to reduce the draft to 6' for the shallow waters of Tampa Bay. By designing a deep keel sump we were able to reduce the draft without compromising stability.