The main trends include fast lines, environmentally friendly materials and alternative power plants. The unprecedented rise of compact yachts for the regatta Shipyards and equipment manufacturers are bringing many innovations to the sailing yacht market in the coming seasons. One noteworthy improvement is the large selection of compact yachts for regatta in the 8-10 meter range. This trend reflects World Sailing's decision to include marine sailing [...]
The main trends include fast lines, environmentally friendly materials and alternative power plants.
The unprecedented rise of compact yachts for regatta
Shipyards and equipment manufacturers are bringing many innovations to the sailing yacht market in the coming seasons. One noteworthy improvement is the large selection of compact yachts for regatta in the 8-10 meter range.
This trend reflects the decision World sailing include sea sailing races in the program Olympic Games 2024... The long list of the world federation currently contains a list of yachts that are competing to participate in Offshore Mixed Doublehand in Marseille.
World Sailing is going to keep the intrigue until the end of 2023, all this time the shipyards can show themselves in regattas on the high seas.
In addition to candidates for participation in the Olympic Games, projects are being developed for other regattas. They also tend to make the yacht manageable for a small crew, placing all important controls within the helmsman's reach.
Among the releases of this year, the result is especially impressive Hanse-Group with his Dehler 30 OneDesign... The yacht meets the criteria exactly Olympic Games, can be managed by a small team of one or two people, and is able to demonstrate good performance in all courses. The tiller and dual steering show that the yacht is designed for athletic sailors.
In the production process, molds are used to accurately reproduce all segments. As a result, the shipyard can guarantee high repeat accuracy, which is very important for a single class. Construction features allow to reduce weight up to 2.7 tons.
However, the shipyard not only follows the regattas, but also does not forget about the cruisers. Among other things, Dehler 30 OneDesign has a sufficiently large motor for this purpose. One of the advantages of the model: during sailing, the shaft is completely folded, which optimizes the underwater part of the hull in terms of hydrodynamics.
Characteristic cheekbones and below deck comfort
French shipyard Jean-Pierre Kelbert (JPK) is in the same league as Dehler... Further development of their 10.80 model was reflected in JPK 10.30which was launched on the market this year.
The large bow volume and wide aft showcase the French enthusiasts' focus on severity. This means that the yacht will perform well in regattas, according to the calculations IRC.
The characteristic cheekbones ensure high stability. Limited below deck amenities hint at the course in which the JPK 10.30, but you can also go on a cruise with this Frenchwoman.
J / 99, along with many other releases, is rapidly making its way into the market for yachts of about 10 meters. Thanks to the features of the deck and sail layouts, with this addition to the series J-Sport it can handle both a large crew and one or two people.
Below deck yacht J offers a fully equipped interior that will provide comfort even during long journeys. Thus, J / 99 suitable not only for classics of the genre, like Fastnet race or Middle sea race, before and for a relaxing family cruise.
Far Eastern dayseiler
FarEast designed my 28R as a pure deisyler. The import of this yacht from China is aimed at racing teams looking to have fun racing with 4-5 people on board.
The globally recognized class boasts over 400 yachts worldwide, but in Germany the Far East scene is still in its infancy. However, the impetus for development can be the World Championship, which will be held in Labeau in August.
Either way, the 8m yacht is able to convince with her performance oriented characteristics, which are reflected in the inverted bow, wide stern and cheekbones.
Elegance and a large deck
Unlike the 28R, Saffier se 27 leisure offers pure elegance. The Dutch worked hard in Ijmeiden in order to have time to present the 8-meter yacht at the exhibition in Dusseldorf and the visitors had the opportunity to admire this beauty, which is in no way inferior to her older sister Se 37 Lounge.
Spacious deck and cockpit space not only adds elegance to the figure Saffierbut also make her the ideal family cruiser with ample sunbathing space. The cockpit helmsman has everything you need at hand, and you can choose between tiller and helm. In addition, the shipyard has taken care of the impressive area of the deysiler's lower deck so that you can go on a trip for several days.
Tofinou 9.7 has a similar configuration: elegant flat deck and cockpit design, good handling characteristics and the ability to spend one or two nights on board. The French have a long list of add-ons for the nearly 10m yacht, which can also be fitted with a lifting keel and carbon mast.
Flax fiber and batteries instead of fuel tanks
Sustainability in yacht building is a central theme Greenboats... Instead of fiberglass, the Bremen shipbuilding company uses flax fiber, which supposedly has properties similar to synthetic fibers in the layers of the material.
Instead of epoxy, the company uses a linseed oil based resin, and the sandwich core consists of cork, paper honeycomb, or recycled PET film from disposable plastic bottles.
In addition to kayaks and SUP boards, Greenboats builds eco-friendly Bente24 and, starting this year, own Flax 27 - 8.2-meter classic lines, designed by Judel / Vrolijk.
Of course, the use of alternative materials has an impact on the price, but according to the builders from Bremen, it also provides an 80% reduction in carbon emissions compared to conventional fiberglass processing.
In addition, the potential for alternative energy systems is growing. Already established in the field of outboard motors for boats Torqeedo and Epropulsion... Torqeedo managed to slip into America's Cup thanks to its powerful lithium battery Power 48-5000, which will take over the management of the system Foil-Cant.
Higher battery performance means that training boats are already equipped with electric power plants, and even for yachts, electric motors are an excellent replacement for conventional combustion engines.