Sail

Junoplano

The Project

Mono-maran: that is how we could define the hull of “Junoplano,” which is like one of the hulls of a cat. As well as two rotating foils, this 18-metre uldb has a canting keel (60° per side, which is 15°more than the keels on the 60’ for boc and vendée) and a pivoting wing mast in carbon, seat in the deck, without shrouds.

Specifications

Shipyard
Vismara
Partnership
Buzzi
Model
60 Open
Year
1996
LENGTH
18,10 M
WIDTH
3,80 M
DRAFT
4,50 M
DISPLACEMENT
8400 KG
SAIL AREA
154 Mq
MATERIAL
CARBON FIBER & EPOXY SANDWICH
BALLAST
4000 KG

Characteristics

“Junoplano” paved the way for the creation of fast cruising yachts with a canting keel as a righting element to increase comfort and safety as well as performance. The experimental purpose of “Junoplano” is obviously also a challenge. The canting keel system, together with the two bow-stern appendages, pivoting with a vertical axis (“Twin Foils”), in fact aims to solve the problem of the traditional keel, i.e., the conflict of interest between the two basic functions – righting and capacity. The result is the dream of every yachtsman: close haul or broad reach without side slip. Therefore, being able to count on the entire righting movement, it has been possible to design a hull with a lower waterline area, limiting the “hull resistance” effect of every displacement mono-hull. Form an aerodynamic viewpoint, the choice of pivoting mast means a sail plan with greater useful thrust and lower tilt effect, while the centre of gravity of mast and rig is about 3 m lower than a classical shrouded mast, which reduces lurching on the waves.

Interiors

The interiors are light and basic, but suitable for cruising and long sailing trips: 10 berths, 2 heads, fully-equipped galley, 2 fridges, heating, and water maker. The deck has two large cockpits, one for relaxing in, without any rig, and an operative one with simple bar rudder.

Meet your referent

Alessandro degl’Innocenti

Alessandro degl’Innocenti

Sales and brokerage manager

Vismara Marine