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100 feet superyacht
We have made the design of a 100 feet superyacht, after an international design competition won by finot-conq. For the future owner of this amazing boat, the project could be summed up in one short sentence :
The world's fastest 100' cruising yacht, for 12 passengers and 3 to 4 crew members.
After three years of a very involving project, the FC3 100’ went through its first sea trials in July. The performance is definitely there : more than 11 knots under code zero in 7 knots of true wind speed. The sail plan, optimized for the light airs of the Med, works as expected. The helm is very well balanced and reactive, the boat accelerates with the lightest puff.
This boat receive two award in 2014
See a video from Tanguy Conq here.
See a video from voile magazine here.
See a video from voiles et voiliers here.
See the CG video of the project here.
To attain this goal, the yacht will be a real "Open" typed boat, with a chined hull, probably wider than on any other 100 footer. The lifting keel will allow a deeper draft while sailing, and the boat will be entirely made of carbon, with Nomex interiors, to keep the displacement at a minimum. The mast will rise to 46+ metres above the waterline, and will feature runners to allow for a square-top mainsail. Lateral waterballasts, of more than 9 tons each side, increase the boat's power and limit the heel.
The deck features a huge cockpit, with a guests area, a technical area and a large aft sundeck. The dinghy garage door also serves as a bathing platform.
The panoramic coachroof allows a 360° vision to the sea from the deck saloon. The owner's and guests cabins (all but one) are located in front of this saloon. Aft, there is another guests cabin, a technical compartment, the galley, and a comfortable living area for the crew, with a mess, two cabins and two bathrooms.
|Draft||5.40m / 3.00m lifting|
|Water ballasts||9.5t each side|
|Upwind sail area||690m2|
|Downwind sail area||1400m2|
|Fresh water tanks||2000l|
|Materials||Carbon - Epoxy - Nomex - SAN foam|
|Naval Architecte||Finot Conq|
|exterior design||PierreForgia/Finot Conq|
|interior design||PierreForgia/Finot Conq Maxi Dolphin P Frutschi|
|Project Manager||François Boucher|
Photos : Richard Sprang, Gilles Martin-Raget , Pierre Forgia
Update on 03/07/2014 :