Boating NZ : FREE TO READ February 2014
TIM CLISSOLD’S TC8.5 catamaran was one of the first designs dedicated to the New Zealand Multihull Rule. The TC8.5 won the 8.5 class of the Coastal Classic in 2006. It has a generous volume in the hulls and a full-length spray rail. The cockpits are longer than those on other 8.5s, which decreases space below, but gives the crew more room and houses the majority of the sail controls. The Mach 2 version of this, the TC852, features a two-beam arrangement without a forebeam, and a structural pod that incorporates the dolphin striker post and de-twisting stays, as well as supporting the forestay, which goes right to the bow dimension. The radial aft track supports the boomless mainsail. Because of the mast height restriction, the 7/8ths rig gives a lot of sail area high up. Therefore, it also has a smaller staysail for windier conditions when righting moment becomes an issue. This smaller headsail can be set up on a self-tacking track, for simplicity when sailing shorthanded. The first of these boats is being built in Western Australia in foam sandwich. specifications ➤ length 8.5m ➤ beam 6m ➤ weight 1.33m ➤ mast height 28,500kg ➤ upwind sail area twin 715hp Caterpillar ➤ enquiries www.tcdesign.co.nz ALLURE MARINE OF AUCKLAND has created a tender in the style of a retro limousine for a 100m superyacht to reflect the owner’s love for classic cars. Matt Gibson, director of Allure Marine, enjoyed the challenge. “We were provided with a vast amount of information, particularly photos, from the owner’s classic car collection. From studying all the information, we developed a set of design specifications and 3D visualisations for the new retro modern 9.1m limousine tender.” The tender fuses classical lines with a modern underwater hull-form. The tender can accommodate 10 guests in exterior and interior seating. The cabin has large windows, a fridge and fresh water tanks incorporated into the cabin. The tender has speed and agility, with twin Volvo Penta D6-370 inboard engines totalling 740hp coupled to twin Duo Prop Stern-legs. The hull form provides occupants the best possible ride, even under choppy conditions. A removable teak deck panel makes it possible to close off the bow area, allowing for a foredeck area used for sunbathing and a stowage area for diving equipment. This tender can be fully customised to suit owner’s requirements. Allure Marine 021 0249 2065 www.alluremarine.com 9.1m retro modern superyacht tender TC8.5 DELIVERING RELIABILITY FOR OVER 50 YEARS What makes Tohatsu outboards different? While other manufacturers focus on building higher horsepower engines, at Tohatsu our focus has always been on building the most reliable engines. Our huge range of 4-Stroke and award-winning TLDI engines also include some of the lowest emission outboards available. Our engines deliver both power you can rely on, and all the benefits of lower emissions. Try a Tohatsu and experience the difference. The difference is reliability. Phone: 04 237 7800 • 0800 528 318 • Fax: 04 237 0822 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.tohatsu.co.nz 021473 subscribe online at www.mags4gifts.co.nz/boating-nz 43 Design Lines_Feb14.indd 43 17/01/2014 2:53:56 p.m.
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