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.