This design was commissioned by a couple who required an easily handled yacht for worldwide and offers good sailing performance with a functional and practical wheelhouse.
The hull is of moderate beam with deep fin keel and skeg mounted rudder for good windward performance plus optimum control and manoeuvrability. The keel is of sufficient size and positioned to facilitate ‘drying out’ on a tidal grid or marine ways.
The deck layout features a generous cockpit with bridge deck and low profile deckhouse. The pilothouse is low enough to afford good visibility from the cockpit and yet of sufficient height to give the skipper good visibility when steering from the inside helm. Direct access to the deck is available through a sliding door on the starboard side. The wheelhouse is of aluminum to reduce topside weight and improve stability.
The interior layout is arranged with permanent berths for 12 persons in five staterooms. Two fully equipped “heads” are fitted. The auxiliary engine is located under the aft cabin sole with hatches plus swing-out panels in the galley yield excellent access for servicing.
To achieve maximum efficiency, a masthead rig with roller furling on the headsails and mainsail are fitted.