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Introducing the "POWERSAIL  20m" a design breakthrough realising the dream of many a yachtsman.   For the first time ever, a luxury, high performance, 28 tonne cruising yacht that amazingly has the capability of not only sailing but also motoring at 18 knots.

The "POWERSAIL  20m" was born from a concept by the companyís director, Chris Redding, after 50 years of coastal and blue water sailing experience.  This concept was refined into practical reality by the creative talents of Craig Loomes Design Group, winner of the International Superyacht Society award in 1998.

The unique performance of "POWERSAIL  20m"  has been made possible by two design patents. Firstly, a twin rudder system that overcomes the tendency to stern squat when propelling yachts well beyond their hull speed. Secondly, a propulsion unit that efficiently transmits via a 900mm diameter, 5 bladed propeller, the required 800hp, with the ability to then retract into the hull eliminating all drag when sailing.

Another distinctive feature for the "POWERSAIL  20m"  is the achievement of full headroom on two deck levels.  This together with a beam of 6.4m gives the interior space previously only found in yachts longer than 26m. Skilful utilisation of this interior enables all three staterooms to have walk-round queen size berths & en suites with separate showers.

The "POWERSAIL  20m" lift keelís draft variation of 1.5 Ė 4m not only provides exceptional windward performance but allows the comfort and security of protected shallow anchorages.

The  "POWERSAIL  20m" has also been designed to be fundamentally unsinkable by the use of 22m³ of closed cell foam enclosed in the vesselís bilge compartments

Click on the following links to read the article about the "POWERSAIL  20m" that was published in the March 2004 edition of "Boating New Zealand"
 
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