Main particulars SpeedLounger 8500 Overall length: 9,45 m - 31' Hull length: 8,50 m - 28' Hull beam: 3,08 m - 10' 2" Draft: 1,12 m - 3' 8" Draft deep keel: 1,60 m Air draft: 12,45 m - 40' 10" Light weight (incl. ballast): 2150 kg Sail area standard: 46 m2 - 495 sg ft Screecher sail area: 42 m2 - 452 sg ft CE-category: C
Why, you may ask, introduce another daysailer into an already crowded market ? Well, for the most part it is in the name of the boat really. The combination of higher speeds and lounging in comfort in a large fine cockpit is obvious but nevertheless unique. The concept is made possible by combining a modern wide beamed hull with a sturdy sailplan and a luxurious, small but cosy interior for 2 persons to stay overnight. To propell the boat in- and out the harbor or when no wind available, an electric motor is installed to sail in silence and in areas where boats with a running combustion engines are not allowed.
At the same time the yard Alufleet and the design team FCY Design prefer an honest no-nonsense boat appearance. This has resulted into not hiding-, but showing how the boat has been built. Therefore the building material of the hull and deck is made out of sea-water resistance aluminium plates and profiles, welded together for a solid and save boat. This gave Alufleet, an expert in aluminium boat building, the oppertunity to expose the construction to the naked eye in for instance the interior in the foreship area. To avoid condensation issues on the plain aluminium, it is treated with Mascoat insulation-paint, still showing the building frames and plates.
Alufleet and FCY Design are proud having introduced the spectacular Speedlounger, which was characterised by several journalists as the most innovating boat of Dusseldorf Boat show 2019 and welcomes you to experience the unique touch of combined relaxed daysailing and lounging.