||Carbon fibre and epoxy resin, vacuum laminated and post-cured for 12 hours at 60°
The Vismara 54.02 Open R/C is destined for easy sailing and a smaller crew. The construction technology and materials guarantee reliability, excellent seaworthiness and easy manoeuvring as well as light weight, a synonym of safety and performance.
On the Vismara 54.02, construction technology and materials guarantee reliability, excellent seaworthiness and easy manoeuvring as well as light weight, a synonym of safety and performance. The hull and deck are in carbon fibre and epoxy resin, vacuum laminated and post-cured for 12 hours at 60°, for a displacement in IMS trim of some 12,000 kg. The mast, boom and structural chain-plates in carbon. Manoeuvres are made easier with in-boom reefing.
The deck, in vacuum-laid teak, stands out for the open stern and double helm, with integrated columns in composite material.
The clean-cut style of the deck is extreme: all lines are sunken and servo-assisted by 4 electrical winches in the cockpit; the hatch covers are flush deck.
The transom opens to allow the storage of a tender; the sliding gangway, which is in carbon, is integrated into the section left of the transom. The compartment opposite the gangway is used to house the showerhead and the shore power socket (220V).
The carbon anchor arm tilts back into the bow locker. All of the composite structural elements, deck, hull and bulkheads have been painted using epoxy fillers and polyurethane paints. Enchanting the linear style, the Duglas furniture are fixed in the composite structure using break lines to underlines difference with the structural frame.
The free areas of the carbon sides are left exposed behind the sofas in the dinette and in the cabins.
The interior layout includes a sail locker, fore, a master cabin with bathroom and shower, separated by a glass door, two guest cabins with shared bathroom in the middle, a large dinette opposite the amidships area as well as light and airy thanks to the large, vacuum-glued windows in Lexan.
The galley and the chart area are on the port and starboard sides, respectively; the galley is faced in steel, as befits the concept of a boat featuring clean-cut lines but with a sporting and practical feel. The electrical installations are certainly a point of pride for the Vismara 55, which has a group of next-generation gel batteries (600 Amps for services and 100 to start the engines).
The equipment includes: generator, water maker, fridge, and air conditioning and heating. Autonomy is guaranteed by 2 large-capacity water tanks (350 litres each) plus 2 fuel tanks (500 litres overall) plus a black water holding tank of approximately 200 litres. It also has a “Logmaster” system, controlled by two external video cameras on the columns and a computer station in the chart area. The PC can be used to control a whole series of functions, directly from the screen, without having to move away from the helm; these include winches, anchor windlass, charts and ,monitoring of all on-board equipment.