The revolutionary cockpit includes lengthy 6’6” seats and a starboard cockpit seat which converts to a double berth or deck lounge. The seats are extended to an 18” depth for additional comfort and protection from the weather. The deck features twin helms on performance pedestals with pre-stretched cables, and angle foot braces for the helmsman. The engine control is starboard and low enough to prevent tangling with the sheets. The sleek, low profile cabin structure with flush deck hatches creates excellent visibility and the helmsman’s seating is raised over 7” above the port and starboard lounge seats for improved line of sight. Large pulpit seats are situated behind the helmsman on both the port and starboard sides. The winches are placed well aft for ease of single-handed sailing. Stoppers for the main and jib sheets are sited just in front of the aft winches to remove a tripping hazard and allow a comfortable seating position on top of the combings. The line of the deck and shape of the topsides aims for a dry, comfortable ride. The deck hardware is oversized for additional safety and ease of handling.
A self-tacking jib and jib traveler are standard, and main and jib sheets are lead to the helm for efficient short-handed sailing. Roller furling mainsail and headsail are standard. An extended genoa track can accommodate sails from a storm jib up to 155% to ensure comfort in all conditions. An attachment point for a “Code 0” or an asymmetrical spinnaker is integrated into the anchor rollers at the bow. A double anchor roller is included with the ability to carry two permanent anchors with two rodes in a divided bin. The windlass is operated by a wireless remote control and there is an option to be able to deploy the anchor from the cockpit. The foredeck is large to provide space to work on the foresail. Excellent upwind performance is created by inboard chain plates for improved sheeting angles.
The weather decks are open and wide at 25” and deliberately uncluttered to provide excellent visibility and ease of movement. The stanchions and life lines are raised to 28” for extra safety on deck. The 6’ cabin top space forward of the traveler creates an additional sunbathing and resting area towards the bow of the boat. A flush hatch is situated on the stern and is large enough for life raft or dinghy storage. There is a retractable stern platform which is ideal for swimming and, when combined with the split backstay, eases boarding from the stern.
The cabin is entered via a unique vertically telescopic cockpit hatch. The companionway hatch is made of Lexan which is strong enough to walk on and allows light through to the main saloon. The ergonomic cockpit is complemented by the recessed companionway which creates a resting and bracing surface for comfortable and safe operation of the halyard winches.