" In collaboration with the designer Pierre Frütschi, we designed this fast cruing sailing yacht of 85 feet. Built with shipyard GARCIA (France) in aluminium high strength Sealium, she is equipped with a hydraulically lifting keel in order to guarantee, thanks to the large draught, in keel down configuration, excellent performances without handicapping this pure cruising yacht in shallow water when anchoring.
Still thinking about performances , the sail plan is significant but easy to manoeuver thanks to the use of the jib solent. In light air and reaching configurations, the jib is assisted by a light genoa. The deck is clean and external circulation has been very well studied with a particular attention on the cockpit. The tender is stored under the rear deck, easily accessible by the transom door.
The general arrangement was conceived with the specifications of the owner wishing to accomodate his whole family at the same time for summer cruisings. We can therefore find four cabins of an equivalent comfort that are located at rear. In the central area a large saloon facing the important dining table. In the rised saloon area, a comfortable navigation station and a panoramic saloon. The crew has a large and well studied area including a vast kitchen and two cabins."
Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design
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