At the time of decision, you will have to decide between CHARTER or RACER oriented catamaran.
Of course Charter will offer SPACE, but please compare plateform area and none will match the 44m2 of Class 6 ; regarding hull for cabins, Charter have a little more volume but with over 2m large, Class 6 is not far.
As a RACER, please compare weight and you will have none matching 13.5T for 64ft. Regarding upwind performance we are the only one to carry huge Genoa with 12% angle (sheets are inside shrouds on roof top). Let’s calculate, you have : Main 109m2 + Genoa 105m2 = 214m2 upwind sail area. Unless you want to win a race ; you will not have to buy a Code 0. You will put a Genaker and keep a huge light genoa for upwind with unmatched performances. For downwind performances, as you will notice our mast in more aft than any racing catamaran, therefore we will always offer more sail area for Genaker or Spi than any other catamaran if we compare with the same mast length.
For pure Racer, we will change the mast length for longer mast (as standard 24m). All this will be addressed upon the program you target.
SAFETY has been criteria number 1 when building Class 6, the exclusive Spine Concept is made to feel secure in the worst seas. We use lots of Carbon for structure and Kevlar shield against hull impact.
YES – Class 6 is clearly appart from all competition and combines all Space – Race – Safe.
Class 6 is the only catamaran to offer SPINE CONCEPT. This is a third central hull that acts as a wave piercing device. You can position the mast wherever you want on this carbon spine. As any racing catamaran we moved mast aft on a central position compared with Charter oriented catamarans. There are clear advantages to moving the mast back :
- A much longer usable living space forward of the mast (about 30% more than that of similar yachts).
- A perfect view when seated in front of the mast.
- A better balance of the yacht in motion.
- A smaller main sail but larger front sails. Therefore it is easier to handle for a couple.
As today we have 2 Class 6
Except for what comes out of mold, ALL LAYOUT & EQUIPMENT is custom. The owner is driving since the beginning of building process ; therefore, the 2 catamarans are very different.
N°1 Sold to a naval architect and his wife doing upholstery. They plan round the world trip with kids and needed a catamaran able to work with. Therefore, the engine room has a complete working area for the Owner to work on hydraulics for customers ; his wife as complete free place on saloon to work with sails or fabrics sewing. Boat was delivered summer 2018. They received a bare boat as they want to install all equipment in France.
N°2 Sold to a retired couple. They will first go for round the world trip before reaching their secret island. Man his a healthy 70 years old who wanted to have complete assistance with hydraulic for boom furling, genaker furling, genoa furling, jib furling. Main sheet control is also assisted using two hydraulic ram inside the boom. She is being finished at shipyard by subcontractors.