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REVIEWS SWISS S2C 55’

Shipyard SWISSCAT YACHTS SA

Shipyard : SWISSCAT YACHTS SA / Length : 17m
Jurg Hinz, the creator of the Swiss 55’ catamaran has already had a Switch 55’ custom built by Sud Composites, in 2005. After several years of cruising, reflection and market studies, the sale of the boat allowed him to launch his big project, the creation of a top-of-the-range 55-footer catamaran, derived from the Swiss school, and with the approach of a catamaran passionate owner.

The Swiss 55' catamaran is a cutter, so to tack you have to roll up part of the sail, but in strong winds, the advantage of an already-rigged staysail is obvious. The 2 Harken catamaran rollers set the tone of the rest of the fittings; a gennaker is attached to the end of the ‘rostrum’. The Nordic Mast mast (carbon, fixed), with two levels of spreaders and Kevlar textile rigging is delivered with an elegant semi-canoe boom, equipped with a semi-automatic reefing system, whose operation is simple and precise. The 2 steering wheels of the catamaran, centred along the coachroof bulkhead, enjoy a privileged position, but you have to cross the cockpit seats to get from one to the other; linked to rigid transmissions, their precision and reliability are remarkable on this Swiss 55 catamaran.

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Specification sheet Swiss S2C 55

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