So many advantages ...

. Wave piercing in heavy seas for comfort and security
. More space for your salon and kitchen
. Better stability as the mast is perfectly centered
. Extra rigidity from design and 100% carbon structure
. Extra buoyancy to lift “nose up” in heavy sea
. Easy sailing with reduced main sail and large front sails on furlers

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Space

You will enjoy our huge 44 sq.m open space. This is unique on a performance catamaran with racing lines. Our forward cockpit is spacious enough to host a dinner with six guests or relax on sunbeds. This is a nice space to protect your privacy when in port.

Strong as a Rock

This central hull is built with 34 layers of pure carbon and act as a rigid spine, making the boat safe and fast.

Better sea motion

Mast is perfectly positioned by naval architecte to balance the boat perfectly. Therefore you clearly notice Class 6 mast being in the center of boat (a little bit aft). Class 6 will move faster in light wind and will be much more confortable in gale.

Safety

In a strong gale with huge waves, the Spine Concept is giving extra buyancy to lift the nose up. Waves impact is also largely reduced with far forward wave piercing central hull. Front area is so protected you will hardly have waves passing over bimini as on traditional catamarans.

Easy sailing

The Spine concept make also sailing easier. You use mainly the front sails so easy to reduce. So you start with Asymetric, then you pass to large light genoa to go upwind, then you pass to self tacking jib … and only after you will take a reef on main sail.Main sail is smaller than similar catamaran therefore reduction is also easy.

How does it works ?

We change the way we support mast load. On traditional catamaran you do it with Transversal bulkhead and Spine Concept works with Longitudinal beam.

On a traditional catamaran, the mast is seating on a TRANSVERSAL BULKHEAD-behind it is saloon. You understand therefore that Charter Oriented catamarans tend to push this bulkhead further in front to maximise living area in saloon. This is clearly a disaster in term of sea motion and performance. That explains fast catamarans tend to position mast more aft, just after the center of boat, but the living area is quite small.

Class 6 is clearly different, we position mast load on a LONGITUDINAL BEAM. You are now free to have saloon after the mast position. With 44m2 living area, Class 6 is a record breaking for space – but remember we have racing pedigree and mast is positioned exactly where it needs to be. The saloon area is perfectly balanced in center of boat