News: Alloy Sailing Yacht AY40 IMAGINE Sails!!

August 24, 2010 by yachtlover
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The relationship between Alloy Yachts and Dubois Naval Architects has been a long but happy and fruitful association and the current 44.18 metre sailing yacht Imagine is a culmination of many years of experience – between the Owner, designer and the yard.

The latest incarnation of Imagine yacht is still, from a sailing point of view, a classic sailboat in a traditional Alloy/Dubois style.

The owners close affiliation with America’s Cup, Volvo and TP52 racing has meant that racing technology has been transferred and blended into this classic superyacht. A composite centreboard, an Alloy Yachts custom helm feedback system and semi-balanced composite blade rudder means performance and stability in a fast superyacht. Imagine sports a 58.5m state-of-the-art Southern Spars five spreader mast, an 18.6m hybrid Leisurefurl boom, and EC6 Hybrid rigging with a split continuous backstay. North 3DL sails and a Code Zero arrangement normally found on America’s Cup yachts, mean the team have upped performance but maintained the simplicity of the yachts handling.

For both Alloy Yachts and Dubois Naval Architects their relationship is one which has perhaps changed the face of the sailing Superyacht. With the launch of the latest Imagine and the technology within, the face of performance Superyachts is perhaps changing again.

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