The new B34 project is the first of the new generation of daysailer boats designed by Luca Brenta, for the pure essence of sailing. At LBY we say “the best comes out of dreams that you have deep inside”.
The mission and concept behind the project is to conceive a monohull boat of 10 mt., a very fast boat on the water in real time, no rating tricks that compromise water lines, elegant sleek look, a yacht simple to handle also single handed or double handed. No need for crew, if owners want a daysailing tour on his own.
Water lines take inspiration to the bigger custom boats designed by Luca Brenta in the last years, with their distinct elegant look. You will be able to tell is a Brenta boat from a distance. The construction will take advantage of the most advanced technologies, with infused hybrid carbon fabric coupled to 100% carbon structure and reinforcement, with epoxy resins post cured. A must for a light and stiff boat. The T keel will be made in weldox steel, paired with a lead T bulb. An optional high modulus carbon mast and boom is available, coupled to rod rigging and many standard high teach, latest generation racing accessories complete the performance and look of the deck layout. The upwind sail surface is around 68 sqm while reaching with a top masthead gennaker will top up at 180 sqm. thanks also to the integrated elegant 1 mt. bowsprit. Fractional halyard for heavier wind gennaker is also available. Also on the cruising side, many options are available, as a removable cockpit table, a bimini over cockpit, spray hood, hot shower in cockpit, removable swimming ladder.
The B34 has a very generous cockpit that can accommodate 6 people, sitting on the two lateral benches, standard electric winches for trimming halyards and sail sheet available. The jib feature a self tacking track, while the integrated hull bowsprit allows simple lunching of a Code Zero or Gennaker, when the wind angle widens reaching.
The interiors will reflect the minimalistic and elegant look approach of Luca Brenta. Starting on the bow we find a twin bed, then coming aft in the mast area we have a garment locker on the left side and wc toilet hidden in bench furniture with overhanging locker. Coming aft in the central section we find two sofa/beds with two half size furniture on each side that host a fridge and optional cooking stove and sink on the other side.
B34 is a daysailer with weekender capability for the more sportive sailors. The light and technologically advanced construction, with a minimal and light interior, sleek and fast water lines, meets the concept of a pure racing cruising boat, therefore we see that the B34 will also be read as a “Luxury Racer”.
Construction of the brand new B34 is already well underway with the latest update showing the lamination process of the hull which is now almost complete and ready for the lamination of the internal bulkheads which will be produced with a heat-press system as adopted by high-end composite custom builders such as Baltic Yachts.
The first step in the hull lamination consists of a layer of E-Glass fabric of 200gr weight density. This provides the hull with a smooth external surface.
Next, a layer of biaxial E-Glass of 600gr weight density is added to provide strength and protection from impacts.
The third external layer is a lamination of 600gr weight density carbon with an orientation of 0°/90°. This will provide the hull structure with the required stiffness and strength under load. The benefit of hybrid carbon hulls such as the Brenta B34 is that they can be engineered to provide the right levels of stiffness without being too extreme and uncomfortable, which can be a feature of full carbon builds. The utilisation of E-Glass layers in the outer skins also adds great protection from the inevitable bumps and scrapes of everyday boating.
With the external lamination layers complete, it is time to add to the core. A 20mm PVC core is used, consisting of two different densities. 80kg/sq density is used in the topsides and central aft sections, while 130kg/sq is used in the bow section where added density is required to resist the effects of wave slamming.
After the core has been laid down, a further lamination of carbon fabric is added along with a layer of biaxial E-Glass. Around the keel area, there are 9 layers of Biaxial 45° 600gr weight density E-Glass alternated with 9 layers of 0°/90°, providing a laminate thickness of 12mm.
The next step will be to complete the lamination with 100% carbon in undirectional fabrics. Watch this space for the next instalment.
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