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The marvellous 10

Why do we fall in love with a boat? 

It’s not just about the lines or the deckhouse’s design, it’s not about the matches won or its speed. It’s a matter of passion.

We chose 10 boats of all types and sizes that shaped the history of sailing and still excite us, strictly in order of length.

1. Swan 65 Peak
19,80 m. • 1973
S & S
For many,  its one of the most elegant boats of all time. Classic lines, ketch rig, capable of great performance. Sayula, the first aircraft ever built, even won the inaugural Whitbread in 1973.

2. Karenita
22,94 m. • 1929
Alden
This jewel was launched in 1929 with the name ‘Scirocco’ and it became the home of the great Errol Flynn. It is still considered one of the most elegant and classic boats of all time.

3. Longobarda
24,32 m. • 1988
Farr
This is the boat that marked the end of the monopoly of hulls signed under Frers. Want to know one of its secrets? The bottom of the hull is made of lead ballast.

4. Steinlager 2
25.5 m. • 1988
Farr
Under the command of Peter Blake, it won the Whitbread of ’89-’90, dominating each stage. Immortal in its essence.

5. Stealth
26 m. • 1996
Frers
The genius of German Frers working for lawyer Agnelli:  a 26 meters purely made of carbon, capable of winning the Fastnet.

6. Southern Wind 100
30.2 m. • 2006
Farr
One of the most successful models of the South African shipyard that changed the world of maxi, constructing small series of identical hulls, containing (so to speak) costs.

7. Mariquita
31,22 m. • 1911
Fife & Son
Elegant, it deserves to be on the list as it is the only 19 meters SI still sailing.

8. Ghost
37 m. • 2005
Brenta
A jewel whose glass deckhouse  marked an era, along with the fact that the cockpit and square created one unique and large space.

9. Mari-Cha IV
42,32 m. • 2003
Briand
Two twin masts, a hull made of carbon fiber, capable of reaching a speed of 40 knots. Its numbers are enough to make it immortal.

10. Wally Esense
43.7 m. • 2006 Tripp
The jewel made from the Bassani shipyard is 43 meters, designed by Bill Tripp.  It belongs to the custom line and you can lead it in solitary: the bridge is clear and 17 tons of carbon  are used for the hull. With Esense,technology applied to offshore yacht racing has reached such levels that the other vessels seem prehistoric.

 

 

 

 

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