L. Francis designed a number of boats he called Maine Day Boats. Aramenta and Quite Tune were a couple. Big day Sailors with enough accommodations to be comfortable. If a day sail was just too good to turn back you could keep on going, drop the hook overnight and return home next day or next week. I like that concept.
Bagatelle was designed with this in mind. An easy to handle day sailor, a not too serious racer, and an occasional cruiser.
Cold molded hull, foam cored plywood deck, foam cored fiberglass cockpit and deck house, fractional carbon B&R rig, self tacking jib, stainless steel keel fin with lead bulb. The keel has a trim tab and dagger board. Jib is roller furled and the main is roller furled on the boom. Get underway in 10 minutes and put away in 10 minutes.
Draft Min 6
Draft Max 10
Sail Area 969
This is a boat you can easily single hand, bring along 5 or 6 friends to experience near race boat performance, race effectively with a crew of 4, and cruise comfortably as a couple with room for another couple.
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