Cruising like a Vendée Racer

gennaio 14, 2015 | By Mistro

FinotConq FC3 53 web 04

FinotConq FC3 53 web 04
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The last thing anyone thinks when looking at single-handed sailors in the Vendée Globe non-stop round the world race is that this might be comfortable and relaxing. However, combining the fastest possible yacht design with the demands of cruising is in vogue. Knierim Yachtbau, from the Deutsche Yachten working group, is now building a FC3 53 designed by the successful IMOCA Open 60 designers Finot-Conq at Kiel.

The boat, 17.33 metres long, looks like a racer, but for extended two-handed sailing and racing is still luxurious enough for its crew to dispense with packet soups. The Kiel-based shipyard is presenting the plans on the boat in Düsseldorf from 17th to 25th January in Exhibition Hall 7a on stand F02.

LOA 17.33m
Max beam 5.26m
Draft 3.75m lifting to 1.60m
Air draft 23.30m
Empty displacement 10.5t
Water ballasts 1 ton per side
Upwind sail area 170m2
Downwind sail area 340m2
Engine Yanmar 75CV on conventionnal shaft
Generator Fisher-Panda 10kVA
Watermaker 150l/h
Water tank capacity 750l
Gas-oil tank capacity 700l

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