Teak Chic


An interpreattion of the new look in day sailors from designer Tanguy
Le Bihan
. call us kooky, but we love the stern section on this thing.
Here it is sailing – wouldn’t
you think North could supply sails a bit more befitting of this thing?
Here’s what Tanguy had to say about the new boat:

The Alphena one is the first of 3 models from 8.50 m to 13 m. We have
worked with Alphena team and Loick Peyron, technical adviser of the yard. The boat was built
at Marsaudon composite yard (builder of Francis Joyon IDEC) using infusion
process with sandwich technology and assembled at Alphena Yard in Lorient
(France). The boat is light displacement (1500 kg) with a long slender
bulb of 700 kg at 1.60 m draft. The narrow hull (2.36 m) begin in U form
and finishes with a semi swathic inverted bow. We have tested this particularity
on multihull with success, and the first trial of this on a monohull has
confirmed our choice. But, the purpose of this boat is not to be a racer,
but rather a pleasure and fast quality yacht easy to drive alone with
auto jib and an ergonomic cockpit. Also the yard is promoting the development
with special features like an electric saildrive (2 hours autonomy at
5 knots) and an Iroko FSC deck. Alphena
will be presented for the first time at the Nautic boat show in
Paris at the end of the year.