It will come as a surprise to many that the dream yacht around the world should be something like this. By design, by execution ... But first of all - by size.
Allures 40.9 - the dream of a world traveler!
How do newcomers come to yachting now? Usually starting with a lease (charter), seduced by the bright stories of friends. A new hobby more and more takes possession of the soul and arouses imagination, and the image of a suitable sea vessel for life and wanderings is gradually fixed in my head - in the likeness of one tested in a charter (usually a whole company). Appetite is fueled by luxurious 50-60 feet moored on the neighboring pontoons - "here on such a trip around the world!" And, having decided to buy his own yacht for life and travel, a person begins the search exactly from, as it seems to him, right, "Ocean caliber".
It would seem logical: the larger the size, the higher the speed and more comfortable on the wave. But until you get in touch with your own ship, you do not understand many things. What with large sails and heavy spars, it is physically more difficult to handle (they usually live on a boat as a couple - who will help if both are tired?). That, in addition to the comfort on a larger ship, you automatically get more complex systems and mechanismsrequiring more attention and professional service. That spacious rooms, so desired on a week-long company cruise, on the high seas with a small crew are not needed at all (and even are harmful - they never flew on a bank through the entire tilted cabin?). And - the most important thing: all these unnecessary and sometimes straining excesses will have to be constantly “fed” from their own pockets.
Even a new sailing yacht per year will require about 4-6% of its own cost for operation - refueling, parking, maintenance, replacement of consumables ... So multiply. And with the age of the vessel, the costs will increase ... In a word, now you will not be surprised at the seemingly strange statistics: the larger the boat, the less they run.
But in fact, experienced "sea pilgrims" have long understood that ideal size for life and travel (up to "around the world") - 34-40 feet. It is these yachts that are already capacious enough to "carry" everything that is needed, while remaining "sparing" for the family budget. And their premises are more than comfortable for two and are quite sufficient for occasional cruises with children / grandchildren / friends.
I foresee the counter-argument “I earn enough to afford the best,” and it’s correct. Just apply nautical practice to it. First of all - security: make sure that the hull is strong and in the trans-atlantic you do not fall asleep every night with the thought "would not run into a floating container ...". For example, metal - it is much stronger than cheap fiberglass. Secondly, think about autonomy: large tanks of fuel and water, a watermaker, solar panels and a wind generator. In the third - oh expansion of the water area: the ability to walk in shallow areas and allow "dryness" at low tide. Well and oh quality of performance, Certainly. All this is much more significant than sizeas such.
Now let's return to the model, which I called close to “Around the World's Dream” - Allures 40.9. She has a durable aluminium case - the shipyard in Cherbourg has accumulated serious experience with this metal and does not skimp on the angular shape of the hull, like competitors. As with mechanisms lifting keelallowing our yacht to go to meter (!) depths. And on drying Allures 40.9 with a "retracted" keel, it lies on its own "belly", leaning on two reinforced rudder feathers and a "spur" that protects the saildrive.
At the stern of the yacht - solid welded arch for antennas, solar panel and raised dinghy. In the nose - deep (the slide of the chain will definitely not jam the electric winch) anchor box and long heavy bowsprit - there the anchor is nominally resting and the tack of the gennaker is "laid". A sailing equipment - the favorite “tender” by the circumnavigators with an internal staysail for a twisted “heavy weather staysail” and safety backstays.
The shipyard quite logically combines the solidity of the aluminum "bottom" with the elegance of the fiberglass "top": the cockpit, deck and superstructure of the yacht are molded. On the sides of the mast reinforced rails (safety), and for ventilation in a storm - modern "dorado"... Under your feet - Cork, this material in many respects (water resistance, thermal insulation, non-combustibility, unpretentiousness ...) is better than classic teak.
Cockpit a completely familiar universal layout, protected on the move by powerful coamings and a canopy, and in the parking lot open for air and free movement. All running rigging for sail control is brought out here.
Below deck there may be two or three cabins. For life and travel, they usually choose a two-cabin layout, with one, but a large bathroom and (most importantly!) very spacious pantry on the starboard side under the cockpit. There are rows of priceless ones in the ocean ventilated cassette shelves for food (in the tropics, everything that is in "deaf" lockers spoils). And also excellent from there access to the right hand drive sector and on-board electrical equipment (far from civilization, the convenience of repair
Salon spacious and bright (many windows and hatches). In front of it - wardroom (symmetrical, with a folding table), on the left at the entrance - functional galley with two refrigerators and impressive (as for a 40-foot) countertops in area. On the right, between the seat and the sofa - chart table (in the parking lot - a coffee table). The curbstone of the table hides centerboard well with hoists. Forward and aft cabins - quite familiar "charter" configurations, with double beds, shelves and wardrobes. The decoration of the premises is modern and minimalist, but the level of its execution inspires respect.
It remains to mention the 50-strong Yanmar in the engine compartment and collision bulkhead in the nose: if the vessel nevertheless "ran into" the hole on the move, the water will not go beyond the anchor box.
Who is seriously going to move to the yacht - take a closer look at Allures 40.9. It has everything you need for an interesting, safe and, at the same time, economical journey along the usual routes around the world. That was noted by the professionals: the model "39.9" (an improved version of which was renamed "40.9") in 2014 was nominated for the prestigious title "Yacht of the Year".
Interparus Yachting is the official representative of the Allures Yachting shipyard. We invite you to visit Cherbourg, where you can visit the shipyard and go to sea for a yacht test. Call +33644142168 (WhatsApp) Sasha Goron
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