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Sormiou 29

Since we are talking about small fast boats with a very spartan interiors at an affordable price, an interesting one that has not been much talked is the Sorminou 29:

The SORMIOU 29 was imagined by three great figures of the sailing world : the shaper J.P. Gallinaro, the architect O. Philippot and the world champion R. Sautieux, winner of 1991’s Admiral's Cup. Together, they created a dream yacht, the one they wish they could have purchased but simply did not exist on the market. Thanks to these men, the Sormiou 29 reflects qualities of an exceptional polyvalence:

• The most secure in its category
• Strong sensations, a ship both fast and easy to sail
• A great quality of life on board
• Amazing functional aesthetics
• Transport and parking made easy

The standard Sormiou S 29 come equipped with front and back crash-boxes with watertight bulkheads. The structure of the Sormiou S 29 is pretty much indestructible: the hull and deck are 23 mm thick 100% infused sandwich, reinforced by an infused composite structure that wraps around the keel, mast base and the midship frame. The 500 kg ballast, lodged in the profiled led bulb at a 2m depth provides the boat with a powerful righting moment.

The Sormiou 29 are unsinkable, even with a major hull breach. The floatation of the infused sandwich is completed with 1500 litters of foam, laid throughout the bottom of the hull. The Sormiou 29 all receive B category certification as standard. Should you wish to add two inflatable volumes in the storage compartments along the side of the hull, the Sormiou 29 becomes certified for tackling the Atlantic ocean in A category with 2 people on board.

Technical data

Hull length 8,81 m
Waterline length 8,30 m
Maximum beam 2,99 m
Structure 80% sandwich infusion 23 mm
Light displacement 1900 kg lège
Height to deck beam 1,75 m
Ballast 500 kg of which 400 kg in the bulb
Draught 1,95 m (fixed keel)
1,95 m/1,40 m (mobile keel)
Sails Mainsail: 25 m2
Genoa: 19 m2
Spinnaker: 60 m2 to 70 m2
Sleeps 5/6 people
Steering mono rudder 1,40 m
Engine Nanni 10 CV sail drive, or HB
Max speed Over 20 knots sailing downwind
Gauges 2012 IRC: from 0,999 to 1,002

Le Grand Pavois a été l'occasion de présenter la gamme 2014 à la presse. Les trois versions phares du S29 sont maintenues au catalogue, mais leurs équipements progressent pour les équiper en série des options les plus demandées. Ainsi le Genesis est dorénavant livré en série avec un mât carbone lui garantissant les mêmes performances et la même robustesse que ses grands frères. Le Cruiser est désormais équipé en série de coussins, d'une table de carré composite, de l'eau courante, d'un groupe froid inclus dans la glacière, etc. Quant au Racing, il ajoute à tous ses équipements carbone de série une delphinière, une table de carré et une table à cartes en composite, un moteur Nanni 14 CV, etc.

Cette politique d'options en série permet à nos clients de bénéficier de bateaux complets à des tarifs avantageux.

"The Sormiou S 29 is unbeatable when sailing downwind", said Marc Emig at the arrival of “Tour de Corse” after clocking an average 14 knots speed between Cap Corse and Ajaccio. "We were sailing at speeds over 20 knots on severa occasions, without ever breaking gear or getting a hard wipe out".

There will be two on the next Transquadra.

S 29 Cruiser
S 29 Genesis

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