Sail

Pistrice

The Yacht

Pistrice is one of the first design projects to be made in Italy for ims regattas – and built following principles that until then had been applied strictly to racers – without compromising comfort or aesthetics on the interior.

Specifications

Shipyard
Vismara
Model
V40 IMS
Year
1992
LENGTH
11,98 M
WIDTH
3,80 M
DRAFT
2,65 M
DISPLACEMENT
5300 KG
SAIL AREA
84 Mq
MATERIAL
KEVLAR, CARBON FIBER & EPOXY SANDWICH
BALLAST
2100 KG

Characteristics

Pistrice has rounded sections with a low wetted surface and limited but not completely abolished rake. Displacement is medium-light, also to allow the interior to be fitted out without affecting trim. This was a cutting-edge craft for 1992 in terms of construction materials (unidirectional Kevlar fibres and glass S on a core of termanto and epoxy resin), and lamination procedure under vacuum on a male mould followed by post-curing in an oven at 55° C for 16 hours. The bulb is lead and antimony and weighs 2,100 kg, the square section tiller is in Kevlar and epoxy, laminated under vacuum. The deck has a racing layout, even if the long deckhouse and the helm station with wheel show attention to piloting the craft in cruise conditions. The cockpit is large, without wave guard or benches, even if the winch area is slightly raised compared to the deck and this makes it easier to use the ergonomics of the rig. Moreover, the bottom contains a large, comfortable peak.

 

The helm wheel (160 cm) is in carbon for excellent sensitivity. The mast headed sail plan includes a J (4.40 m) which is decidedly small compared to the 5.7 m E. This links the simplicity of the mast head to the lightness of the fractional genoa and spinnaker, which are small and easy to control. The mast and boom are in carbon. The interior with its classic layout of two cabins and two bathrooms, represents a great new feature from a construction viewpoint: all furniture is made in termanto sandwich and glass fibre with some teak inserts and veneer on the edging, doors and other furnishing items. This technology has made it possible to use the sides of the furniture units as structural components of the vessel, which increases its lightness and rigidity.

Meet your referent

Alessandro degl’Innocenti

Alessandro degl’Innocenti

Sales and brokerage manager

Vismara Marine