Thanks mate. Well from sheer frustation of not be able to put my life in order, I mean the boat, the boat project and some things regarding to my professional work. I have been forced to pratically sit still while things come in place. I am an action guy, I have to do something otherwise I got mad so I am been doing this. It is an ocupational therapy as any other.
It seems that in some short time I will be able to go forward with my live and let this thread more to the other posters that have contributed to it, you included
I dropped away from this thread (other than as a reader) once we bought our new girl so I understand where you are coming from. Now I'm spending more time out and about and not having spend so much time looking around.
ps - good people you might notice there is a missing link in one of Paulo's posts. For some reason that link seemed to try and hijack the page so I removed it. Apologies if that made the post confusing.
Who would say this is a 33ft boat? And a new brand in this crisis time, one that is not afraid to be different:
The brand is Vector and it is German...but the boats will be made in Poland.
The technical characteristics are very interesting:
"the V10 offers a full epoxy – foam – sandwich hull build in vacuum infusion for light weight, increased rigidity and high durability. This also ensures great value stability.
Special attention has been paid to the design and construction of modern hull lines with orientation on state of the art racing yachts. Her powerful wide transom, the chined Hull and her T shaped keel give the Vector 10 great stability which ensures comfortable fast sailing.
The high stability makes the Vector 10 easy to handle for cruising families or small Crews and will be exhilarating for crews on race courses.
The Vector 10 offers the interior layout of a much bigger Yacht. The composite interior is durable, light and bright.
The interior design of the Vector 10 reflects modern simplicity and has accents that resemble the interior of a luxury private jet. Thanks to the large side windows and the 6 openable flush hatches in the cabin roof, the V10 interior offers plenty of daylight and great ventilation.
The Vector 10 will start at 99.900€ inkl. German VAT of 19%."
Width 3,30 m/11 ft
Depth 2/1,60 m, 6.6/5.2 ft
Total Weight ca. 3600 kg/ca. 8000 lb
Keel 1400 kg/3086 lb
Mainsail 36 m²/398.5 ft²
Genoa 26 m²/279.9 ft²
Code 0 48 m²/516.7 ft²
Gennaker asym 98 m²/1054.9 ft²
Inboard Motor 16 HP/11,9 kW
I like it, I like the idea, I like the hull and I like the B/D ratio. I am going to follow this one. It seems to be a very interesting project…and the price seems right for an hi-tech epoxy boat
And on this movie from the first leg, France to Madeira, we can appreciate the joy of sailing a light and fast boat day after day on the blue ocean. These guys are having a lot of fun and are really making me envious. I am the only one?
They are on the second leg now, between Madeira and Martinique on their JPK 110, running in 4th and with a good possibility of conquering a podium. Good luck to them
Boats are not only for sail, some are more for living and the sailing comes as a way of moving the boat. If you want to maximize a boat for sailing the living space will be on the short size and if you maximize it for living then the sailing will not be good, just not too bad is good enough
That's about one of those boats that I am going to post, one that is made for living aboard, the Haber 34, another one that made its premiere at Dusseldorf. The boat is so new that is not even finished, but look at all interior space in a 34ft boat
The truth is that this kind of boats are always expensive and this one is no exception. It costs 276 000 Euros with 19% German Vat but the truth is that this brand has its followers. For European Standards this a small cruiser but for Haber lovers this is a huge one. Look at their other boats:
And talking about the Transquadra, the front pack is just arriving:
Unless they broke something the victory on the duo crewed boats is not going to escape to Chanu and Peclard on a A35 but for second is a hot race with 3 boats very close, an A31, an A35 and precisely the JPK 110 that is on that movie.
Great race for all of them specially for the Franco Spanish team on the little A31 that is a big contender for the victory in compensated time. Well, anyway the boat name is Vitoria and that means Victory in Spanish
On solo big fight for the victory between a JPK 10.10 and a SunFast 32. Those two, Vicariot and Hamon made a fantastic race leaving all the other Solo sailors behind and are among the best duo crews. In fact they are 6th and 7th on a global classification. Chapeau
Tomorrow we should have movies of them coming to port.