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|Listing ID||12573||Length||8 Metres|
|Model||Sports Boat||Number of hulls||1|
|Hull Type||Composite||Stock Number||SS2136|
***LIFE IN THE FAST LANE! ... MOTIVATED SELLER***
Ready to race high tech sports boat... Heaps of fun and very competitive.
Like a grown up 49er; the revolutionary canting keel* Sports 8 was born from a collaboration between Bethwaite & Billoch Design, David Lyons, Pierre Gal and Sydney Yachting Centre.
Geoff Pearson from Sydney Yachting Centre says. What we have done is take a fast fun state of the art, unlimited budget sports boat and put it into a production package to make it possible for people all around the world to share the thrill of speed.
The Sport 8 is a vinyl ester foam core production boat. The keel cants 45 degrees either side, providing tremendous upwind advantage and allows the Sports 8 to carry huge spinnakers.
The Sports 8 is on the pace with just four crew. Pearson comments; The canting keel* is worth two and a half bums on the gunnel. It means that two guys could sail it with their girlfriends or wives.
At the moment we are going upwind at around 7.5 knots in about 8 knots of wind. Around the harbour we will go downwind in 15 knots of wind and probably do 15 knots.
The total package is very trailer friendly. It is an 8m boat, 2.4m beam with the wing folded in, so on the trailer it can be trailed anywhere. With the wings folded out and locked into place its beam is 3.5m, and unfolding the wings is only a few minutes work.
*Please note that this boat is configured with the keel in the locked down position. The complete canting keel mechanism will be supplied but not fitted to the boat.
(NB: photos include shots of sister ship)
Bethwaite and Billock Design
Sydney Yachting Centre Pty Ltd
LOA 8.0 m
LWL 7.95 m
Beam wings folded 2.40m
Draft keel up 0.40m
Main 30 square metres
Jib 16square metres
Spinnaker masthead 95 square metres
Spinnaker Fractional 80 square metres
I 8.52m J 3.42m P 11.00m E 4.00m
HULL AND DECK
Composite, Vinylester/Carbon/E Glass hand laid Hull and Deck with flowcoated interior
S/Steel Hiking Bars with Main sheet Traveller take offs
Perspex keel viewing hatch
KEEL AND HYDRAULICS
316 Grade S/Steel Fin Keel with Lead Bulb and brass winglets
Lifting mechanism to suit with mechanical 3:1 winch
Canting Keel Mechanism - all components available but not fitted
Vinylester/E Glass/Carbon Rudder
SPARS and RIGGING
Extendable Alloy Spinnaker Bowsprit Pole
All Halyards 5 mm Spectra Main, Jib, Spinnaker
Ronstan and Wishart Ball Bearing Blocks and Cleats
Murcury 4.0 Outboard
EXTRA COST OPTIONS (availability and prices on request)
Trailer - Dual Axle, only 5,000 kms
Regatta Sails - Carbon Main, x2 Headsails, ASO Spinnaker - all used only once
For more information see: http://sports8.com.au
Location: Pittwater, NSW
Designer: Bethwaite and Billock Design
Builder: EMP Composites
Length: 26' 3" - 8.00m
Hull Material: Composite, Vinylester/Carbon/E Glass
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