The Django 8S is the latest creation of the Marée Haute shipyard. It is the ideal boat for one-handed sailing or for regattas with a reduced crew.
Designed for offshore racing
The 8s was developed for offshore races like the Fastnet Race, the ArMen Race or the Transquadra. The new Django 8s is also capable of coastal and IRC races. Based on the high-performance hull of the Django 7.70, the deck layout is optimized for one-handed or team races. The layout is lighter and the rigging is reinforced.
Offshore racing DNA
Equipped with a spinnaker pole and a dolphiniere, the D8s can use the right sailcloth depending on wind conditions, "We wanted people to rediscover the offshore racing DNA of the Marée Haute shipyard". With these words from Éric Brulé, co-director of Marée Haute, the tour of the Django 8s begins. In fact, the shipyard in Tregunc had made a name for itself some fifteen years ago with the production of the Mini6.50 before expanding its range to include fast cruisers.
The shipyard, which has been working with the architect Pierre Rolland for a long time, has developed a series of 5 different Django yachts with a length between 5.50 m and 12.70 m. In 2019 the Django 8S will be added and will be positioned as a large mini suitable for offshore regattas.
These regattas often require the boat to be certified in category A. The conditions associated with this certification are increasingly difficult for small, light yachts to meet. But the Marée Haute shipyard is lucky to have the Django 7.70 in its range, which was awarded Category A certification 10 years ago. So the builder has taken over the hull of the Django 7.70 "to reinforce it and to be within the limits of the admissible classification for Transquadra type races.
Technical data: Length over all: 8,01 m Width: 2,99 m Draft: 2,00 m Displacement: 2t