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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Construction would be infused epoxy carbon sandwich, making for a top of the range lightweight but very strong structure. The mast is also a carbon wing with three sets of aramid shrouds and soft luff roller furlers. The boom is a carbon Y shape for easy sail storage and reefing.
Safety features have been carefully considered, given the range of the boat. The most important of these are the easy and fast to use sail formats and control systems, but we have also included integrated electronic management systems with back ups. After all, there are no shops in the Southern Ocean. These technologies have been developed in conjunction with solo sailors who race the world and know what’s needed and what isn’t. Other safety features include false bows designed to shear off on any large impact without leaking and without preventing the boat from sailing on. Crash boxes and reserve buoyancy compartments and high sealed beam compartments combined with watertight bulkheads and companionway hatches are in case of inversion in a serious collision. This might sound extreme, but there is a lot of junk in our oceans and not all of it comes up on radar or is visible until it is too late. We consider it our responsibility to come up with worst case scenarios and plans to survive them, so you have the confidence to truly explore remote cruising grounds.
This boat is available as a complete sailaway from Multimarine. The finished price depends on specifications so feel free to get in touch.
It being a large boat we did not feel it needed a large central bridge deck; we want the boat to be very light so it is configured as a twin saloon; the saloon spaces on each side are raised for excellent visibility, and large enough for a comfortable galley and saloon to starboard and a navigation/office/lounge in the port hull. This size of boat is very exciting for us as it gives more space to play with; we especially like the idea of keeping everything minimal while retaining outstanding performance and comfort on board.
Accommodation has been restricted to four to six people. That might not sound like very many but we believe less is more when it comes to extended cruising. Very high freeboard and wet deck clearance helps keep everyone drier in big seas, and a slightly reverse bow gives an aggressive, purposeful profile, maximising waterline length. Multimarine’s experience of building the VSV MarySlim got us thinking this is a good way to go, as may be obvious from the very long thin sharp hull lines with flared and sharpened hull chines to shed water and expand the interior volume centrally for a comfortable living space.
All engine systems are positioned under the raised sole, keeping weight central and improving the ride. Luxury en suite double aft cabins with king-sized beds have large port lights to give light and views. This is a boat you can enjoy sailing by yourself. However, as life gets busier it is also nice to have someone to help so we have designed the SO65 with crew quarters forward, comprising bunkroom, workshop, separate heads and a sail store.
The rig has been designed primarily for off wind sailing with a tall fully-battened square top mainsail positioned well aft, and four different roller furling foresails permanently fixed so it is easy and fast to change gear yourself and keep your speed up for fast passage making. There is also a variety of spinnakers and racer sail combinations to maximise downwind sailing potential.
Deck space is open; we consider there is more than enough room in the hulls to make a bridgedeck canopy redundant, and the more space there is the more one tends to fill it, which would make the boat heavier and slower. So for purity’s sake the SO65 is open deck.
For a real buzz the SO65 is tiller-steered, giving you the feel and fast response and control of the boat, backed up by two separate autopilots so you can decide whether to steer or trim.
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