||Unidirectional glass and carbon fibres
Vismara 34’ is a project developed together with the Cossutti Yacht Design firm. It was created in the wake of the success achieved, in the last few years, by “Fast Cruisers,” with their excellent performance, eye-catching style with none of the extreme constraints imposed by IMS rating and on average, longer than 43 feet. With the Vismara 34’, it has been possible to transfer these design prerogatives to a smaller craft.
The essential lines of the project are for a hull with a bold line with reduced sides and medium freeboard to increase the volume inside as well as seaworthiness, with a displacement of approx. 2600 kg; a planing but “soft” hull. Constructed in glass, carbon, and an epoxy resin matrix on a PVC core with differentiated densities, post-cured in a vacuum at 0.65 Atm at 60°C on male moulds.
The sail plan features a carbon mast with two angled spreaders in the bulwark without backstays but with just two small and non-structural flying rigs, which are useful when using “code zero” drifters or asymmetrical gennaker on the masthead, with bow tack or bowsprit.
The 28° angled spreaders mean it is possible to fit jibs for up to 120% cover, making the most of the advantages of smaller bow sails without the disadvantages of jibs at 100% in IMS style, which are so critical to use in light wind conditions. The design is decidedly orientated towards integrating the structure and the architecture, where forms are dictated by function and the composite materials used are truly state-of-the art.
The simple, yet functional interiors have one double cabin in the bow; the bunks under the cockpit, which are comfortable when the boat is moored, have been designed for use even under sail and even with the boat listing, as are the two convertible berths in the dinette.
The choice not to use a double cabin under the cockpit has left room to store a self-inflating raft that can be accessed from the cockpit. A large bathroom and linear galley take up the back part of the deckhouse, to the sides of the entrance.
The space is characterised by the possibility to create an open space area that can be converted thanks to the dual function of the furniture unit doors, which open up to become room doors. The geometry of the deck is linear and simple, with a great deal of attention to the ergonomics, which are well represented in the comfortable cockpit.