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Owen Clarke Design has been working with IACC designer Clay Oliver , and the stylists at Design Unlimited to provide the most innovative and very best interpretation of the Wally Cento class rule. Together we have produced a stunning, modern high performance racer cruiser optimised for Mediterranean inshore regattas. We outline some of the technical aspects of this sailing superyacht design in the racing section of our website at: OC Wally Cento

For the owner who wishes to race at the highest level the rule dictates that the interior fit out while retaining superyacht standards must be tempered with some restraint. In order to achieve the minimum racing displacement of 45 tonnes the yacht requires a light weight interior design and fitout. The rule specifies; a minimum of three en-suite cabins for the owner and guests and a reduced specification in terms of systems than might otherwise be expected in a yacht of this size.

The relatively wide beam provides for a spacious saloon and cabins; however, the entire volume of the interior is not utilised. It is intended that substantial areas of the yacht remain a clear coated carbon finish, saving weight and keeping that weight out of the ends. The Wally Cento rule specifies that no more than 10% of the accommodation area is to be a painted finish and so the intention is to offer clients a range of 'light weight' options and styles that compliments the modern look of the yacht.

The sail wardrobe and deck plan are set up as a fractional sloop upwind and with the gennakers flying from the end of the bowsprit downwind. Set inside the fractional headsail tack position are tack points for a gennaker staysail and genoa staysail. When set up for cruising/deliveries the working staysail and heavy weather jib/storm jib fly from locks on the mast to these two respective positions. The headsail sheeting when racing is conventional and a self-tacking jib track for cruising is an option.

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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