The hull form is the next generation from the highly successful Dibley 8000 ‘Out of the Blue’ designed a few years back. The key parameter that was kept was the well-balanced hull form that performs beautifully upwind and down.
A large sail area is made possible by the countered keel/bulb configuration and will ensure exciting rides on the wind and off. The lifting keel is high aspect for good lift, and the sections thin at 10% chord length to minimise drag.
The Chris Mitchell designed rig is a swept double spreader fractional carbon spar. The mast is designed to fit within the 40-foot container. A 2-meter protruding prod is incorporated into the bow so that when not in use, it is pulled back into the yacht from the confines of the cockpit. The prod caters for a large masthead and fractional asymmetrical spinnaker.
Structural Engineering is being done by High Modulus (NZ) and will incorporate Carbon, E-glass and a cored hull and deck.
In summary, this yacht will perform to the highest levels in mixed fleets and will supply ultimate thrills to anyone that sails her.