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REVIEWS O’YACHTS Class 4
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O Yachts Class 4 catamaran : An Amazing Latvian
The fall boat shows are drawing to a close. Knowing that the new Lerouge design built in Latvia by O’Yachts would be on show at the Festival de Plaisance in Cannes, we went to southen Brittany to have an exclusive look and share our first impressions with you.
Meeting with an amazing fast cruising catamaran…
After long dark days (from 1940 until the break-up of the Soviet Union), the Baltic States gained independence in 1991. Latvia joined the European Union in 2004. Close to southern Finland and Sweden, neighboring Poland, Germany and Denmark, the coastline of this small state of 2 million citizens puts it legitimately in the world of boat-building. Although multihulls have only recently been introduced in the Baltic, the history of this enclosed sea, which has both a rich past and capability, means it is able to quickly adapt and take pride in some impressive know-how (Dragonfly, Swan, Baltic Yachts, Marström…) Dan Levy, head of this small company is a defector from the IT and real estate industries. This quick-thinker gets straight down to business, and easily summarizes the complex information surrounding the operation....
The O Yachts Class 4 catamaran design and build
There’s no doubt that the catamaran designer is of the opinion that lifting daggerboards give better theoretical performance (less leeway upwind, and less drag ), but this advantage is offset by skegs which can take the ground. Lifting daggerboards can be fragile. Their complexity and impact on space inside the hulls (for maximum efficiency), limits them to being a racing option or for those who want an ultra-light boat. For cruising (even quickly!) the constraints (or opportunities!) for drying out, sailing in coral areas or in rivers, not to mention hauling out on the hard, lead him to recommend skegs. The O’Yacht Class 4 catamaran is available in both versions. Our test boat was the Premium version with fixed keels
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Specification sheet O Yachts Class 4
Shipyard : O YACHTS / Length : 13.99mSee technical specifications for this catamaran / trimaran