|DIMENSIONS & DATA:
|| 15.4 m
|| 5.2 m
|| 1.4 ~3.1 m
|| 480 hp
|| 15 knots
|| 18 knots
15m Power / Sailing Yacht
Craig Loomes Design Group has worked in close colaboration with Powersail
New Zealand Ltd to deliver this truly radical new concept. The vessel has
been developed to sail and motor at 18 knots. She incorporates many novel
features including dynamic trim control, lifting keel, water ballast, a
completely retractable propulsion unit and full standing headroom. All
control systems are set up for short-handed use.
The interior option shown above is set up to accomodate up to 3 couples
and 2 crew. A fully appointed galley, home theatre / library, workshop,
stern lazarette and large cockpit complement the extensive living areas.
Building begun in March 2005 at Calibre Boat's Yard in NZ.
scale model testing has been concluded using CLD's mobile towing rig. The
reults have confirmed the powering requirements and operational speeds
for both the 15m and 20m
versions of this novel vessel. A video of the 2.7m long model being towed,
using our calibrated load cell and real time data logging equipment at
an equivalent full scale speed of 17 and 19 knots, is available for download
by clicking here - (file size = 1Mb).
For more detailed information and images please click here
to view Powersail
New Zealand's web site. This will appear in a new window which can
be closed to return to CLD. Alternatively email email@example.com
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