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This racing sailboat design was commissioned originally for Mediterranean superyacht regattas and racing in wind speeds of 8-12 kts. The hull form is a development of our IMOCA 60 work. Subsequently a number of variants were created and candidate hulls developed using our in-house racing yacht optimisation programs. Both the IRC ORC racer and this ORCsy racer cruiser have been fully costed by a leading shipyard and construction would be able to commence very quickly with them or at a yard of the owner’s choice. A number of layouts are available including the aft deck terrace and central saloon option as featured below from interior designers, Eidsgaard.

This modern hull form with a chine reduces overall beam for a given waterline and so also works well within the rating rules. The result is a minimum resistance hull at low speeds with moderately powerful aft sections maximising the effect of crew weight on the rail once powered up. A yacht with a substantial sail plan in light airs but one that can, due to its twin rudders, be driven aggressively and easily in medium to strong breeze, often a feature of regattas in Porto Cervo or offshore races such as the Middle Sea Race. Within the racer-cruiser remit we have kept freeboard to the minimum possible in order to keep the vcg of the yacht low and minimise the bulb weight.

Technical specification includes:

Keel CNC machined bulb and high tensile steel fin with composite fairings.
Rig Southern spars fractional EC6 rig with racing box boom.
Construction Pre-preg carbon-Nomex
Certification Germansker Lloyd, MCA and CE compliant
Systems Main engine: Yanmar 160hp, Generator: Onan 13.5kW
Lifting propulsion Ship Motion Group
Deck systems Harken hardware, hydraulic rams and winches. Magic Trim, optional.

With slightly more freeboard and a longer coachroof a more conventional racer cruiser interior layout would be suitable for charter work, with four guest cabins becomes feasible. The main companionway leads forward into the guest area with full galley to port, navigation/work station and day head to starboard. The main saloon consists of dining and lounge areas for eight lit by large hull portlights. Guest staterooms with the usual amenities are sited forward adjacent to the mast with en-suite heads and shower compartments. The area forward remains available for in-port sail and gear stowage when cruising. Aft of the mainsheet track the lazarette consists of storage space and a dinghy garage large enough for a 3.4m RIB.

To discuss your project contact: OC SUPERYACHTS

For an explanation of the technology behind the design process go to: NAVAL ARCHITECTURE

For an insight into our engineering and detailed design work go to: ENGINEERING

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