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Inspired by automotive design

Vincent Lebailly Yacht Design told us about this new catamaran some time ago now - our first news item was published on March 18, 2021, to be precise. But this time, the architect has announced that the build has begun, giving us the opportunity to take a closer look at this atypical unit.

The highlight of the Adelaide 50 is undoubtedly the lines of the coachroof and superstructure plunging aft - a design inspired by automotive lines. The composite construction adopts structural fittings as part of the interior to significantly reduce weight. The steeply inverted bows, the generous 1,325-square foot (123 m²) sail plan and the use of daggerboards demonstrate strong ambitions in terms of performance. The owner’s program includes sailing in a wide variety of latitudes - and therefore not necessarily in the most clement weather conditions... Vincent Lebailly has therefore opted for a helm and maneuvering station completely sheltered in the nacelle – getting back to the logic of the automobile influence here. The living area also features a U-shaped galley and a vast saloon. The hulls are home to three cabins.

Length overall: 49’10” (15.2 m)
Waterline length: 48’4” (14.74 m)
Beam: 24’9” (7.54 m)
Draft: 4’2” (1.26 m)
Semi-laden displacement: 26,525 lbs (12.03 t)
Sail area: 1,325 sq ft (123 m²)
Motors: 2 × 55 HP
Fuel: 205 US gal (776 l)
Water: 186 US gal (705 l)
CE certification: A/6 

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