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This exciting new project is designed for life aboard, long distant cruising in complete comfort and style. Whether the colder southern Chilian coast, or the warmth of the Pacific Islands, the Voyager 72 is perfect for those looking to explore hard to get to destinations, in comfort, speed and style.
The Voyager 72 was commissioned by a New Zealander who wanted an exciting performance cruising yacht that he could use to explore hard to reach places on the global cruising circuit. But he wanted it done in complete comfort, in a hull that looked stylish and modern. Why wouldn’t you, we ask.
Featuring a powerful but easily reduced sail plan balanced with a high righting moment ensures exciting, fully controlled sailing in all conditions. A lifting keel and twin rudders allows access to shoal draft areas that are hard to reach by deeper drafted yachts. All sailing systems lead back to the twin wheels for easy shorthanded sailing.
A semi hard top bimini covers the forward area of the cockpit for getting out of the elements, and a large area aft of the wheels allow Tender storage as well as sunbathing and lounging when in warmer climates. The transom hinges down to further extend the cockpit when at anchor as well as allowing easy launching and retrieving of the Tender.
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The Class 40 is designed around an International Design Rule for a sea-oriented racing and cruising yacht with a maximum length of 40 feet. The original goal of the Class was to make offshore races accessible to amateur sailors, and in particular, short-handed. The success of the class in Europe has moved it beyond these parameters, with more and more professional sailors attracted to it.
Part of the attraction of this class is the simple and stringent box-rule, which keeps costs down. Building materials are limited and unlike the ‘Open 40s’, there is no canting keel, and there is some form of comfort down below. The layout shown has been designed for single handed sailing. All halyards and controls lead aft to the cockpit, and excellent cover is provided when in adverse conditions. Twin Rudders allow control at all times.
Like all of our designs, we can custom design to suit for the individual. Plans will be available to build overseas, or we can arrange for a builder in New Zealand.
Drop us an email with your wish list and we will send you further details.