This debutante from the world’s largest cruising cat producer succeeds the popular Lagoon 500 and is an evolutionary leap ahead of its predecessor. Along with a new hull design that maximizes waterline length to boost performance, there is a new sailplan inspired by designers VPLP’s racing experience. By locating the mast and its high-aspect square-topped mainsail amidships, they’ve created a large foretriangle that accommodates a self-tacking jib. A removable self-tacking staysail and roller-furling screecher complete the sail inventory. The large sheltered cockpit and open-plan bridgedeck merge almost seamlessly to create one huge indoor/outdoor living area. The layout is bright and effective, with a choice of three-, four- or five-cabin arrangements.
Kiwi Spirit Takes Line Honors in Bermuda
Mark Riley’s Farr 63 Kiwi Spirit secured line honors yesterday in the Marion to Bermuda race, finishing off St. David’s Lighthouse at 0227 local time. Francis Seldorff’s Kinship, a Baltic 52, was second in the 40-boat fleet, crossing the line at around 0500. With 18-year-old ...read more