G-Force Yachts and Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design: new X-Treme 32
Friday, January 20, 2017 3:20 PM
The latest collaboration between G-Force Yachts and Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design is the fast and fun X-Treme 32 - A high performance design for inshore and offshore racing.
The briefing to the Reichel/Pugh team was to develop a flat-out racer that delivers the thrill of a high-performance design as well as the ability to capture podium positions.
The X-Treme 32 hull form is honed to deliver performance across a wide wind range. The hull lines minimize wetted surface in low-heel situations but maximize hull form stability when heeled. The maximum beam is carried well aft at the deck to insure crew weight is as far outboard as possible, providing maximum stability and straight heeled waterlines.
The deck geometry and hardware layout is optimized for efficient crew work while keeping windage to a minimum. Controls for the main trimmer are led to the cockpit floor centerline, just forward of tiller. Backstay winches are angled inboard to allow the crew to trim the backstay with feet outboard hiking.
The cabin geometry allows for optimized jib trimming at narrow lead angles. The slightly raised companionway houses an oversized hatch to allow for easy movement of sails to and from below decks, and conceals underdeck runs for halyards and controls lines from the mast and foredeck. The foredeck hatch has a soft rounded edge to facilitate smooth takedowns with an integrated line system for dousing spinnakers.
X-Treme 32 construction complies with the CE category A regulations. It is delivered with a 12hp inboard diesel engine and easily removable keel, making delivery around the world by open top container an easy choice.
The target price of the X-Treme 32 is estimated at EUR 128,000 ex VAT, sails and electronics. For additional information please contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
G-Force Yachts and Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design are widely considered as leading experts in producing and developing high performance sailing yachts, which are true world-beaters in their segment.
The X-Treme 32 builds on the successful collaboration that produced the X-Treme 37.