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Well some say this thread is about boat porn. All is relative but some of the boats posted here while beautiful are just dream boats for all of us. This post is not about a dream boat for anybody. This boat, if you make it yourself, will cost less than the discount that Hanse is offering in the Hanse 400.

If you have some minimal skill you can just buy the plans and make it in the garage. It is designed for that and easiest to build it is hard to find, besides the ones that build the boat have a very flexible arrangement, they can send you what you want, including only the most difficult part to build.

This boat is not only designed to be easy to build but also to be fast, seaworthy, to carry a lot of load and to be easily transportable. It is a dream boat only if you are to lazy

Look how it goes (it does not look like a small boat, looking at the speed):

hublot-avion.MOV - YouTube

Have a better look at the boat:

Aviateur 5,70 : le renouveau du Muscadet

It is designed by Heric Henseval, it has only 5.7m and a lifting keel with all the ballast on a bulb and I love it


Building material: 9mm thick. marine plywood, glass fiber and epoxy resin.
Hull lenght: 5,70 m
Lenght at DWL: 5,70 m
Lenght over all, LOA: 5,95 m
Beam max. : 2,50 m
Beam (max) at DWL : 1,9 m
Fwd freeboard: 0,95 m
Aft freeboard: 0,81 m
Draft min./max.0,66 m / 1,31 m
Retractable keel with tackle (easy and simple system)
Lenght from DWL to the head of the mast: 8,88 m
Engine: outboard from 2 HP to 6 HP
Mainsail Area: 14,4m2
Solent Area: 8,09m2
Total Area to windward: 22,5m2
Spinnaker Area (asymetrical): 27m2
Sliding integrated pool (through the watertight anchor locker)
Displacement: 625 kg
Déplacement (half loading) 837.5 kg
Déplacement (full loading) 1050 kg
Keel ballast: 230kg with 200kg of bulb
Unsinkable with flotation foam under berthes
European Conception Category: C3 D4

Aviateur 5,70m is a very stiff boat with a big interior volume.


Well, if you don't have the money for this one or just find it too big, why not a smaller one?

This one was the first little one made by the same architect, the Souriceau, it has 4.75m:

Souriceau : la micro-croisière hauturière (video)

For more information and prices:

AVIATEUR 5.70m - hensevalyd-englishs jimdo page!

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