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The Xc 38 is a great offshore cruising boat, the rational choice, like a BMW. The Xp is a passion choice, also an offshore boat, but like a Porsche

The Xc has a luxurious interior, the Xp is more Zen but both got what it is needed for cruising. The XC has more tankage but in what regards diesel the Xp needs a lot less wind to sail and you can always mount an watermaker.

Here, some movies with the Xc 38:

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Der goldene Schnitt aus Dänemark - Yacht TV




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Darn it! I've always thought of myself as more of a Porsche guy. In fact, this boat will someday be the Porsche I always denied myself......
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I guess that everybody know the Hydroptere the fastest sailboat on the planet and contrary to some rocket sailboats that can only sail fast on flat sea and protected waters, this animal is an offshore boat.

But perhaps you don't know that some of you, I mean Americans, will have a possibility to see it flying: The boat is going to be shipped to America to try to beat an offshore record, Los Angels to Honolulu, next Mars.

The boat is a creation of a group of passionate people but most of all an Alain Thébault dream.

Here is the story of a dreamer and is dream made true:

from l'Hydroptère - Official page on Vimeo.

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I guess that everybody know the Hydroptere the fastest sailboat on the planet and contrary to some rocket sailboats that can only sail fast on flat sea and protected waters, this animal is an offshore boat.

But perhaps you don't know that some of you, I mean Americans, will have a possibility to see it flying: The boat is going to be shipped to America to try to beat an offshore record, Los Angels to Honolulu, next Mars.
The Hydroptère is indeed a wonderful record breaking flying machine. But as Paulo stated very accurately, unlike the fragile experimental constructions used on flat water speed tracks, it’s a very accomplished concept that has already proven its extraordinary potential extensively.

The fact that it will now sail across the Pacific is another milestone in Alain Thébault’s project, which started more than 30 years ago with the dream of a certain Éric Tabarly…
Of course foils are now common on racing machines even offshore, but it seems the Hydroptère project will continue to be at the edge of research.

After breaking the so-called “sailing sound barrier” of 50 knots, Alain Thébault and his team have set themselves another incredible challenge: crossing the Atlantic in less than 72 hours. Therefore a new flying machine is to be built in 2013: the LIBRYD. The architects are VPLP, who just conquered the Jules Verne trophy with Banque Populaire V.

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Hi Eric, thanks for posting.

Yes they are studying a big bird and I hope these difficult times won't cut their funding. The LIBRYD will be bigger, will have a rigid sail and on the back, instead of having a a foil on the central hull will have two, one on each ama.

We can see here the two boats, well the three because they have already a small one that is a sort of laboratory for the Libryd, the Hydropter.ch, that sails on the Geneve lake and is beating records. The boat has already sail at almost 40K and can maintain sustained speeds near 30K. Remember that this is a very small boat. Look at the picture:





The Libryd:











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And since we were talking about the Hydropter lets also talk about the other boat that has also passed the 100km/h barrier, well it is not really a boat but a sail machine that can only sail on flat water, the Vestas Sailrocket 2. And on this time they were sailing with a journalist, one with big balls


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On the Transquadra suprinsigly the two first boats are Solo boats, I mean the two classes mixed. The Duos are not keeping up with the best solos

A Dam good job by these two sailors, one in a A 35 another one on the JPK 10.10 the one that we saw on a movie some posts back.

Finally the movie from the race start: Lots of nice and interesting boats


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These guys also got their share of misfortune:



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Hei Eric, congratulation Your boat, the Pogo 12.50 was elected European performance sailboat of 2012 First time for a Pogo.

The other European boats of the year:

On the Family cruising class: Benetau Oceanis 45

On the Luxury class: Oyster 625 (that boat with a great interior that I have posted not many posts before).

On the special class: the Esse 7.50

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Die Siegeryachten des Jahres 2012 - Yacht TV

and don't miss this movie, with the best images of the sea tests:

http://tv.yacht.de/video/EYOTY-2012-...e391d07d6d5b7f


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Regarding the reasons that lead the main European boat magazines to choose them among all the nominees :

Performance cruiser - POGO 12.50 :

The light and sparsely appointed Pogo surprisingly won out over more established competitors.

Even though it's not a boat for the masses, she impressed the jury with her concept and fantastic performance potential.

Reaching in a 25-knot breeze under jib and a double reef in the main, the boat surpassed 17 knots of top speed while remaining safely under control at all times.

There's plenty of space below with all the necessities for a family cruise, so she's quite the long-distance flyer.

LOA: 12.50 m; Beam: 4.50 m; Sail Area: 107 sq.m.; , DSPL: 5.5 t; Price: 221.410 euros.




Family cruiser - BENETEAU OCEANIS 45 :

The Oceanis 45 persuaded the jury with her concept and a combination of innovative details such as a well-balanced sail plan, a rig that's stepped farther aft, a Targa bar above the companionway that keeps the clutter out of the cockpit and improves the sheeting angle of the main, wide and gently descending companionway steps, a large and well-organized cockpit, and a stern hatch that doubles as a swim platform when lowered, among others.

LOA: 13.50 m; Beam: 4.49 m, Sail Area: 100 sq.m.; DSPL: 9.6 t; Price: 203.370 euros.



Luxury cruiser - OYSTER 625 :

This 19-meter Oyster 625 , a luxury yacht designed by Rob Humphreys, had to fend off very tough competition in very difficult conditions.
During the test in the North Sea it was howling with 50 knots and more, but it was no problem for the Oyster 625, which stayed comparatively dry and under control.

Bright, posh, and spacious belowdecks, there was no creaking noise to notice, not even in four-meter waves.

It was downright difficult to find flaws. Although the realm of “mega” really starts above 80 feet, the Oyster, in many ways, resembles a super yacht.

LOA: 19.37 m; Beam: 5.44 m; Sail Area: 236 sq.m.; DSPL: 33.5 t; Draft: 2.80 m (alt. 2.15 m); Price: 3,070,200 euros.



Special yachts - Esse 750 :

Small but completely carbon, the Esse 750 has a hull, rig, and bowsprit all made from the magic fiber. The expensive construction material drives up the price of the Esse, but it also makes her light, strong, and fast.

Designed by Umberto Felci, the boat, which is built in Switzerland near Lake Zurich, is a delight to sail: precision and speed.

The 750's helm is perfectly balanced, she can be easily handled by a crew of one or two, and going to weather is a thrill. It's the perfect fit for connoisseurs and experts who are looking for something special.

A one-design for going full tilt.

LOA: 7.50 m; Beam: 2.05 m; Sail Area: 35 sq.m; DSPL: 960 kg; Price: 63,070 euros.



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Well, they have not an election for the Naval Architect of the year and it would be very interesting if they have.

This year I would say that the one that would probably win would be Finot/Conq: Two of the 4 winning boats are designed by them (Pogo 12.50 and Oceanis 45).

And those were not the only interesting projects they have done in 2011 and not all big boats but certainly very interesting boats:





I know they are not one NA but a team of two, like in several leading NA cabinets, and they team together for many years, since Finot found a young guy playing with the first canting keel (Conq) and invited him to work with him. Conq was already at the time a young NA and an accomplished racer.

Jean-Marie Finot is not even formally a NA, just an Architect that had find and interest in boats and end up dedicating to them almost all his work, that has been a benchmark in what regards boat design all along the second half of the XX century and in the beginning of this one. I have a big admiration for him and also for Conq that have keep up with its master and fried.

70 year's old Finot is also a sailor and a cruiser and has a wife that likes to cruise and the fact that his cruising boat is a Pogo 10.50 says much about the kind of sailor he is. Well, to say the truth is Pogo is a modified one...to be faster

There are around the world about 30 000 boats made by the designs of Finot/Conq. That's quite a number

Have a look at their site:

Groupe Finot, yacht designers

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