Introducing the More 55
Grabau International as UK agents for More Boats are delighted to introduce the new More Boats 55.
Maurizio Cossutti designed the More Boats 55 the only way Italians know how to design – to be beautiful. The modern lines and elegant features are emphasised with vertical backward inclining of the bow. Both the exterior and the interior profit from aligned windows which give the exterior a sporty, somewhat mischievous look, and privacy with natural lighting to the interior.
Since the yacht was designed to accommodate comfortably the crew during leisure sailing, to offer enough eating and lounging area for 12 people, it had to offer also enough space in the cockpit for the crew participating in a regatta. The yacht has several versions, and the future owner can choose among the three general versions with additional features available upon request, all in terms of possible offers. To achieve so much space without adding to the height of the cabins and overall yacht appearance, it took a lot of skill and knowledge, which is the best description of the cooperation between More Boats and Cossutti Design.
The More 55 is characterised by a modern design and this reflected in the hull, appendages and deck layout as well as the sail plan which has been studied very carefully. The deck shows a great attention to the details; all the control lines have been hidden into the proper recess to give all the comforts of a flush deck.
The interiors have been designed taking care of each detail, looking at the best ergonomic layout to give to the owner a unique feeling, as well as the option of several interior layouts with up to 5 cabins plus crew cabin possible.
From the structural point of view, the More 55 is designed to be stiff and to withstand the natural loadings from the rig and keel. The hull has been laminated with an optimised lay-up including unidirectional and biaxial glass fibres. Different densities of foam core have been used in the different areas of the hull and deck to assure the proper balance between weight and stiffness, for example in the forward area, where there are high slamming loads, a high-density core has been used in combination with single skin laminate. Single skin laminates are also used in areas of through-hull fittings etc.
The central structure of the boat is dominated by a stainless steel frame sitting beneath the saloon sole which is designed to take the high loads from the mast, shrouds and keel and transfer them smoothly and efficiently to the hull. This frame is connected mechanically to the bulkheads. The remaining structure of the boat is made by longitudinal and transversal stiffeners laminated in a female mould with a combination of glass bi-axial end carbon unidirectional fibres, glued and tabbed to the hull.
All the bulkheads are made of plywood apart collision bulkheads which are located fore and aft, both of which are made of a composite material to offer a better resistance with less weight.
The T-fin keel is assembled with a cast iron fin and a lead bulb. The keel is then laminated in GRP to ensure accurate foil geometry. The appendages have been designed to have the best sailing performances with perfect manoeuvrability. The rudder is also supported by a stainless steel stock, and the rudder quadrant is easily accessible at deck level for increased safety and ease of maintenance.
|Design & Build||Maurizio Cossutti + More Boats|
|Construction||E-glass with foam sandwich|
|CE Certification||Germanischer Lloyd – Category A|
|LOA||16.70 m (54.90 ft)|
|LWL||14.90m (48.88 ft)|
|Beam||5.00 m (16.40 ft)|
|Draft||2.70 m (8.85 ft) – 2.4m offered as option|
|Displacement||15,300 kgs (33,730 lbs)|
|Ballast||5,900 kgs (13,007 lbs)|
|Engine||Yanmar 80hp (110hp as option)|
|Fuel & Water Capacity||550 litres (fuel) / 750 litres (water)|
|Sail Plan||169.05sqm (Gennaker +220sqm)|
The More 55 is available from just Euro 441,000+VAT. Please contact us for a brochure, full specification, price & options list, and to discuss your yachting plans.
Further information on the More 55 can be found on our website here.
*All prices quoted are for a standard specification, ex-shipyard. They are non-contractual and may be changed without notice.