Sail

Belladonna IRC

About

This vessel is the result of Vismara working together with Bruce Farr Yacht Design – a new 46’ design project, optimised according to i.R.C. Regulations, for racing/cruising use.

Specifications

Shipyard
Vismara
Partnership
Farr
Model
V46 IRC
Year
2006
LENGTH
14 M
WIDTH
4,10 M
DRAFT
2,80 M
DISPLACEMENT
9100 KG
SAIL AREA
126 Mq
MATERIAL
FIBERGLASS & EPOXY SANDWICH
BALLAST
4800 KG

Characteristics

This is the first design project for a class IRC vessel to have undergone a significant period of research to optimise performance compared to rating, and this is why the two firms carried out in-depth analysis of the different boats currently racing in IRC, studying their characteristics. In particular, Farr Design developed the different types of hull and appendages and the sail plans, while Vismara worked on the construction systems, interior layouts, weight distribution and deck geometry, as well as the overall conceptualisation of the project and its optimisation for racing in our waters. From a design point of view, the new boat is very particular and certainly very different to the IMS craft and typical X Yachts/ Grand Soleil boats:

  • the hull lines are far more powerful aft and the sides are higher on the water for a more dynamic waterline length;
  • the sail plan is worthy of note, with its total sail surface area of 126 sq m;
  • the vessel has a very high stability, with a keel of 4800 kg;
  • the constructions is in cutting-edge composite materials with unidirectional glass fibres and carbon, vacuum-laminated with epoxy resin for maximum lightness and weight concentration.

Interiors

This is not purely a racing craft, however; interpreting I.R.C. rules and philosophy, it has been fitted out with 3 comfortable twin-bed cabins and a bathroom in the bow (second bathroom available, if required), with a typically symmetrical layout and convertible areas to open out the interior fully, like a “Loft“, but which can close to offer perfect privacy when cruising. The furnishings are styled in typical Vismara craft fashion – very warm but extremely modern, mixing parts in Tanganyika sandwich board and parts in painted composites (hull and bulkheads) to divide the structural elements in style terms from the furnishing ones, while keeping all structural furnishings self-supporting to achieve maximum light weight and hull rigidity.

Meet your referent

Alessandro degl’Innocenti

Alessandro degl’Innocenti

Sales and brokerage manager

Vismara Marine