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Beautiful shots on that last post, Paulo.. What boat is that one that's snow/ice bound??
That is the same design posted below, a Bestevaer 56ST a Gerard Dijkstra design. I mean below here and below on previous post.
This is a 55ft with a fixed keel:
Tranquilo, the boat that is "planted" on the ice"according to the designer, this yacht is to be classified as 'Spirit of Tradition', being traditionally styled but showing powerful performance characteristics such as a fine entry, shallow canoe body, lift keel and a balanced spade rudder, Hall Spars carbon mast and carbon Park Avenue boom, North Sails 3DL sails, one-line reefing system and water ballast tanks.
The customer opted for a Bestevaer after a sea trial with Bestevaer 53 ST 'Alice'. According to him, the yacht performed extremely well. He was looking for a fast yacht that he would be able to handle single-handedly"
Well, if some that posted on a thread about size and safety are reading this they should be thinking this guy is crazy and that such a big boat cannot be solo sailed safely. Well they are wrong:
"The Bestevaer 56ST Tranquilo was stuck in the snow and ice way up in Northern Canada for 10 months(!), and just last month broke free. Four of those months were spent in near complete darkness. The owner has been world cruising the beefy 56 for five years. Singlehanded."
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Last edited by PCP; 11-18-2013 at 08:26 PM.