The design offers two keel types to suit every long-distance cruiser, both achieving nearly identical performance:
• Shallow with winglets and trim-tab to tune performance in any condition, resulting in a total draft of 1.9 meters; ideal for ocean cruising and close coastal sailing
• Long keel without winglets, a well-known, straightforward keel-type resulting in a total draft of 2.4 meters; ideal for ocean cruising
The yacht’s sailing plan has been optimised using a Velocity Prediction Program (VPP), a tool that calculates the yacht’s performance at various desired wind strengths and headings. The software considers crucial factors such as stability, resistance, and transverse force. The yacht’s performance, resulting from the optimised sail plan and VPP calculations, is illustrated in the polar diagram. The figures on the right depicts the performance for both the shallow keel (1.90m draft, with trim tab and winglets) and the deep keel variant (2.4m draft), with their performances being nearly identical.
All decisions have been carefully made to ensure the highest level of safety, a crucial aspect for which our Hutting yachts are well-known. Consequently, the aluminum hull construction is meticulously designed, integrating the keel seamlessly into the hull structure, unlike the separate mounting often found in many mass-produced yachts. This design enhances stability and comfort during sailing, delivering the utmost sense of safety and security through a unified aluminum keel and hull construction.