Over the coming weeks, Grabau International will delve into the archives of Vismara Marine and pick out some of the most important and iconic projects to come out of this magical Viareggio shipyard.
For our next instalment, we look at the striking 2014-launched Vismara MV80 ‘NAKUPENDA’, Vismara’s amazing flagship cruising yacht.
The style of this Vismara maxi custom was born from the unique meeting between Vismara design and an ambitious visionary owner that was looking to combine an easy cruiser yacht with long-range sailing abilities in style. The yacht is a modern and refined cruiser built to enjoy sea time quality with guests and family.
The Vismara V80 Easy Cruising is a truly avant-garde and stylish yacht. She is made entirely with carbon composite construction as traditional in the Vismara family. The deck layout is focused to ensure the maximum enjoyment of both owner and his guests in any weather conditions and features two cockpits, a stunning teak bridge and ultra-comfy interiors with a huge living room on the stern with seaside view, all made to measure.
The internal layout was conceived by the owner to provide the utmost comfort to his guests. The design studio Vismara developed the interior spaces to host 10 guests and a further 2 members of the crew in the dedicated bow cabins. The comfort continues in the deckhouse where light and air are the main characters communicating with the outside through the curved windows Vismara made to measure and the large windows in the hull. Guests will continue to enjoy life on board thanks to the Vismara custom entertainment system installed in each cabin.
The Vismara design team developed a new winged keel able to ensure at a minimum draft of 3,20 m without reducing the stability. The winged keel was designed for the America’s Cup in the eighties, and today is one of the engineered technologies use by Vismara marine for the cruising market. Each wing acts as a winglet, effectively doubling the keel aspect ratio and reducing lift-induced drag. Because the yacht is heeled over when sailing upwind the leeward foil is closer to vertical and provides additional side force, reducing the leeway-angle, hence making the boat sail upwind more efficiently. Besides the performance benefits, winged keels are applied to pleasure sailing yachts as a way to reduce draft allowing for greater versatility. The winged keel incorporate also a significant amount of ballast, in this case more than the 10% of the total ballast.
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