Please select your home edition
Edition
Upffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW LEADERBOARD

New concept for short handed sailing: Aeolos P30

by Aeolos Composites 4 Jan 2021 06:13 UTC

After nine months of intensive development the first boat of the a new yacht brand Aeolos is ready for production. The Aeolos Performance 30 is optimized for single and double hand sailing works in a wide range of offshore conditions up to category A.

Hans Genthe, lifetime sailor with an impressive track of race wins, including Silverrudder 2016/2019, developed the design in Dubai during the lockdown, based on his experiences with his Farr280 in the Silverrudder and Baltic 500 races. The carbon rocket is radically optimized for easy handling and fast recreation at sea. Additional to that, hundreds of hours CFD and rating optimzation went in this boat, experienced experts like Hannes Rentsch and Max Gurgel were involved.

Now the production is starting at Eaton Marine in Dubai. With Mike Eaton Aeolos found a partner who understands to produce a fast racing yacht and brings in a lot of passion, too.

"It's a great project which follows on the track the successful Seaquest range." Mike Eaton is very exited to start. "It's a perfect addition to our range of performance blue water cruising catamarans".

This boat is not only a fast carbon boat, it's also a concept for short handed sailing at low costs. Hans Genthe went through the whole racing process and optimized every step. "Successful sailing is not only about buying a fast boat. It needs a lot more." Hans Genthe has done a lot of sailing campaigns: "Easy transport, launching, good sails, training, recreation during sailing and a lot more keeps cost down and you can focus on what leads toi success: Sailing. With this boat you are increasing your sailing time a lot. And that means you know you know your boat better und you will be faster. It's just as simple as this."

Due to the mast laying device and the tilt slip trailer the boat can be launched by a single person without a crane. The interior is very different from the usual concepts, but it is offering sleeping, eating and further important "personal business" during rough conditions.

But the numbers of the boat are impressive, too: With 9,14m length the boat weights only 1.505t (empty but rigged) and is carrying more than 800kg ballast on a 2,3m long retractable keel. That means a ballast ratio more than 50% (800kg). Compared to that power/potential the ORC measurement is quite fine. First boats are ordered, but further boats can be ordered now and will be delivered in the middle of the year.

www.aeoloscomposites.com

Related Articles

Kids environmental lesson plans
Discover the answers to how whales have adapted to living in the ocean Roaming throughout all the world's oceans, whales are the largest animals on Earth. As marine mammals, whales are also warm-blooded and must regularly surface to breathe air. Posted on 26 Jun
Covid updates for cruising yachts
Chile opened its maritime borders at the end of May While at the current alert level no Covid paperwork is necessary for entry, it's recommended to have a vaccination certificate should the alert level change while you are on passage. Posted on 26 Jun
New to cruising
Two very useful posts this month by long-term liveaboards Two very useful posts this month, by long-term liveaboards, that will help those planning to start long-distance cruising. Posted on 25 Jun
Henri-Lloyd Customer Favourites
Timeless, high performing designs, chosen and worn by you Timeless, high performing designs, chosen and worn by you. Take a look at some of our customer favourites below and get ready to love any weather. Posted on 24 Jun
Learn more about Alaska's deep-sea corals
Alaska Coral & Sponge Initiative began the Gulf of Alaska Coral & Sponge Model Validation Survey Over the next four weeks, scientists on the R/V Woldstad will collect seafloor images from a specially designed stereo-camera system and water samples for environmental DNA (eDNA) analyses at up to 300 sites. Posted on 24 Jun
OCC Member in Round Britain & Ireland Race
Elin Jones and Lou Boorman are the youngest female crew ever to take part in the race Flying the flag for Wales, Elin Jones (20) and skipper Lou Boorman (19) are the youngest female crew ever to take part in the Race. Posted on 24 Jun
2022 World ARC: Darwin start confirmed
The planned start for the 2022 World ARC rally from Darwin will go-ahead on schedule World Cruising Club (WCC) have announced that the planned start for the 2022 World ARC rally from Darwin, NT Australia, will go-ahead on schedule in September. Posted on 24 Jun
C-MAP app now with crowd-sourced Genesis layer
As well as across Lowrance®, B&G® and Simrad® apps powered by C-MAP charts C-MAP®, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping, has made its crowd-sourced mapping data called “Genesis” available on the C-MAP navigation app this month, as well as across Lowrance®, B&G® and Simrad® apps powered by C-MAP charts. Posted on 23 Jun
ARC Portugal: Adventures Inland
Up the mountain of Santa Tecla The first stop yesterday morning took us up the mountain of Santa Tecla. It is definitely the best way to see what is yet to come, Portugal. Posted on 22 Jun
Bonomi Joy Electric Tailing Cleats
A new, smaller cleat has been added to the range Following on from the successful METS launch of the Joy Cleat, which achieved the prestigious DAME award, Italian manufacturer Bonomi have released a new, smaller cleat into the range. Posted on 22 Jun
GJW Direct 2020 FOOTERSea Sure 2021 - Blakes Toilets - FOOTERJ Composites 2022 - J45 FOOTER