Jean-Pierre Brouns has specialized in designing voyage boats made in Strongal, a type of thick aluminium that reunites the advantages of the steel in what regards easy building (without the need of too much internal framing) with the lightness of Aluminium. His designs are also very particular and I find this one interesting:
A 40ft voyage twin keel, narrow and with the ability to carry a dinghy of considerable dimensions on the garage. If it was for me I would have asked for a bit more ballast. This one seems adequate for a more beamier boat, but not having the power generated by the form stability of a more beamier hull, I would like to have more RM coming from the keel. I like stiff and powerful boats.
With the exception of that I kind of like it, with its ability to stand on its strong "legs" almost everywhere and its rustic but effective looks. This one has life lines the way Brent S. likes them and it is not also far from the concept he has of a voyage boat, but this one is more modern and certainly a faster sailboat. Kind of boat you would not find strange to meet in the Arctic or Antarctic waters
The boat is designed to be built by a skilled amateur of by a small shipyard without the expensive machines needed to effectively and easily make rounded aluminium hulls, a hull that would not take many hours to assemble from previously cut parts.
Hull lenght ------ 11.80m
weight Max load--10350kg