Very nice cutter rig sloop designed by the famous naval architect Bruce Farr and designed and built under the supervision of the Nauta Yachts.
The concept behind the Nauta 70 is a balance between racing performance and providing a high standard of interior comfort for cruising. The design is very similar to that of racing Maxi’s in terms of the ratio of waterline to displacement and sail area to wetted area. The hull itself is built from multiaxial glass fibre / Kevlar skins on a closed cell PVC core. This is then vacuum bonded together as it achieves minimum resin build up and a total load cell measured weight of only 2700kg.
Weight saving techniques are continued in the accommodation, foam cored Mahogany bulk heads are used saving in total hull weight approximately 1200kg. This difference in Hull weight has made it possible to fit systems such as desalinators and air conditioning without drastically reducing performance. Even with these extras the Nauta 70 is still 20% lighter than if it had been constructed of traditional materials.
Weight distribution is also carefully considered, with most of the systems in the centre of the boat sited in a sound proofed instrument room. Engine, desalinisation plant, air conditioning and generator are all near the centre of gravity with the fuel and water tanks.
Silandra also has new Lewmar commander 400 hydraulics that operate the Genoa furler, secondary winches and halyards, located in the aft cockpit. There is also a secondary hydraulic unit that gives manual control of the preventer shroud, outhaul, baby stay and reefing.
The steering system was also rebuilt as part of Silandra’s refit along with the anchor windlass. The bottom of the hull was also stripped, faired and refinished.
The interior layout of the Nauta 70 has been as carefully considered as her construction. The saloon has two symmetrical tables, which can together seat 16 people using the extra folding chairs. The expansive owners cabin is located right aft; it boasts a small desk and dressing table, small sofa and five hanging lockers. The four cabins can sleep eight people in total and are designed with comfort in mind; all lined in Honduras mahogany each with an en suite heads compartment. As part of her refit
Silandra’s interior has been refinished and also the bathroom fittings have been replaced. The need for space has not been forgotten; the door separating the galley from the saloon and the forward control room fold back to give a long gangway on the port side. Spare sails can also be stored in the after gangway, which leads into the owners cabin. The navigation station also faces fore and aft, with plenty of workspace for charts, and good access to navigation equipment.