SailNet Community - View Single Post - Interesting Sailboats
View Single Post
  #1969  
Old 12-07-2011
EricKLYC's Avatar
EricKLYC EricKLYC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Posts: 468
Thanks: 16
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 4
EricKLYC is on a distinguished road
I’m sure Paulo will come across this litlle boat at the Nautic in Paris, intended to be a used as a dinghy: the Albatros, designed by Jean-Marie Finot.

albatros_jung.jpg

A very particular dingy, since the “daggerboard” is in fact ballasted with 30kg of lead, making the boat much more stable and forgiving than one would expect. It pivots under the hull, a design also seen on the First Class 8 and the cruising Pogo’s. But it also seems to cant automatically, in a way I don’t quite understand.

plan_voilure.jpg

Otherwise it looks a lot like a mini Pogo with one rudder, don’t you think?

238_w.jpg

646_w.jpg

It also seems to behave in a similar way, intended to be sailed with a little heel and able to plane quickly, even upwind.

Carbon mast, retractable bowsprit, textile rigging and built in a light and rigid material called Evolite which is also used in automobiles.

It is also said to be very safe, without requiring athletic capacities to be sailed well

137_w.jpg

Finot and their partners intend to build this boat in very large numbers, at a standard price of € 6.000.
Both Voiles Magazine and Voiles & Voiliers test sailed it and were quite enthousiastic.

Best regards,

Eric

Last edited by EricKLYC; 12-07-2011 at 02:07 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook