DIMENSIONS:

LOA: 8.00m – Beam: 2.50m – Draft: 1.60m – Displacement: 1365kgs

HULL & DECK:

  • Hand laminated GRP hull, finished in white gelcoat, reinforced by a gridpan, bulkheads and stringers
  • Hand laminated GRP deck, finished in light grey gelcoat, balsa sandwich laminate on horizontal surfaces, integral non skid pattern

KEEL:

  • Cast lead, low CG keel, bolted to a hull recess, with stainless steel nuts and counter plates. Weight 630kgs
  • A single point lifting eye is attached to the top of the keel

RUDDER & STEERING GEAR:

  • Transom-hung GRP aerofoil rudder with strong stainless steel fittings
  • Tiller with extension

OUTBOARD MOTOR STOWAGE:

  • Separate locker at the fore-end of the cockpit with hinged lid and flush mounted latch allowing direct access and convenient outboard storage

SPARS & RIGGING:

  • John Mast mast, tapered top section, 2 pairs of aerofoil profile spreaders
  • Seldén boom, Internal 6:1 outhaul and reef line
  • Seldén bowsprit, tapered, carbon fibre, retractable
  • Dyform and 1×19 stainless steel rigging, complete with bottle screws and toggles, plus a Dyneema adjustable backstay with controls to both sides of cockpit
  • Running rigging is a combination of Dyneema and braid line and includes: 2:1 main halyard; jib halyard; fractional and masthead asymmetric spinnaker halyards 4:1 cunningham tackle; 16:1cascade vang system; 2 x 6:1 jib sheets; spi tack line; main sheet with 20:1 fine tune and traveller control line
  • Windex on top of the mast, plus backstay crane with batten, to clear backstay in manoeuvres

For the CLASS Version, delete masthead spinnaker halyard and add Facnor or Harken Type 0 Jib furling system.

DECK FITTINGS – mainly Harken Carbo series:

  • Two speed Harken 16.2 winch with locking handle
  • Harken Genoa Sheet system:
  • 2 x 0.6m Harken jib tracks plus end caps, with adjustable Harken cars
  • 2 x ratchet sheet blocks
  • 4 x Harken cam cleats for head sail primary and fine tune
  • 4 x asymmetric sheet blocks, 2 with ratchets.
  • Spinlock rope clutches for halyards, tack line and reefing line, all leading to the centre-mounted winch.
  • Full main sheet system with 20:1 fine tune, and traveller, using Harken cars and blocks etc
  • Bowsprit control line leading under-deck to Harken cam cleat
  • Plastimo 925 bilge pump, optional extra of 3-way valve to outboard compartment in cockpit floor
  • Vetus opening hatch for access to storage below
  • Low profile 60mm high stainless safety rail, with integral attachment points for asymmetric blocks
  • Stainless steel cross bar to hold spinnaker divider bags
  • Stainless steel cross bar on the transom for strength and safety

1720 Specifications as of December 2012. Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.