Sail

Asell

About

The design philosophy behind “Asell” was that of transferring – to 10 metres of boat – the concepts of hydrodynamics, naval architecture, interior design and graphics that the studio had developed with the 40’ IMS and to enter the 33’ group – with its pure, spartan craft – with a boat that would finally be a semi-custom racer that could also be used for cruising.

Specifications

Shipyard
Vismara
Model
V34 IMS
Year
2002
LENGTH
10 M
WIDTH
3,17 M
DRAFT
2,20 M
DISPLACEMENT
4000 KG
SAIL AREA
70 Mq
MATERIAL
CARBON FIBER & EPOXY SANDWICH
BALLAST
1320 KG

Characteristics

Stripped of the angular hull and deck lines of the same class, “Asell” has a rounder, more ergonomic look. The deck stands out for its open stern design and highly visible, extremely functional cockpit, given the size of the boat and the limits dictated by rating regulations. The hydrodynamics and therefore, the extreme efficiency of the appendages are the result of careful assessment and the development of principles applied to previous projects, including with regard to the latest IMS regulations. This is the first IMS to fit a mast without backstay. This design choice is the result of a desire to achieve a sail plan with jib without overlap and large mainsail the most accentuated curve possible. The through-mast has two rows of angled spreaders (28°) and composite chain-plates on the bulwarks, and it has been created to make the most of the physical qualities of carbon fibres, following complex structural calculations.

Design

The design has most definitely focused on integrating the structure and interior architecture, where forms are dictated by functions and the compound materials used are truly state of the art. The interiors are simple but practical: from the area amidships, they offer the possibility to create an open space, which is useful for racing, by means of convertible, multipurpose areas, such as those formed with the unit doors, which open up to become room doors, and the bathroom that opens up to become a corridor, leaving room to unfurl the sails alongside the entrance area. The two double cabins, cosy bathroom and bulwark galley are a guarantee of excellent comfort, even when cruising. The overall styling has led to choices in terms of colour and materials that create a sporting look with sleek lines, such as the use of metallic paints, transfers, walls in Lexan, dunnages with non-slip covering and pearlised paints for furnishings. Strictly hi-tech construction techniques and materials have been used by the boatyard: the structure is a monocoque hull and deck in unidirectional fibre sandwich material made of epoxy glass with a core in termanto, post-cured in a vacuum of 0.65 Atm at 60° C using male moulds.

Meet your referent

Alessandro degl’Innocenti

Alessandro degl’Innocenti

Sales and brokerage manager

Vismara Marine