The new Saffier Sc 6.50 Cruise – philosophy and design.
The Saffier 6.50 Cruise is to a state-of-the- art modern daysailer while still keeping those beautiful classic hull lines intact.
Dennis Hennevanger on the new Sc 6.50 Cruise:
We took our time to design her. The old 6.50 has quite a legacy in Holland as being a very seaworthy boat and we certainly wanted to keep that intact.
The hull is one aspect of her seaworthiness and keeping the righting moment the same was important. With the new keel shape, and these days being able to put the centre of gravity much lower in the keel, we ended up with 20% less weight in the keel with an even better righting moment.
Along with the new rudder and new rig she has much more performance, especially going upwind. The rigg has a large mainsail and a self-tacking jib. Furthermore she can easily be fitted out with a furling code zero sail. This provides a very effective way of getting more sail area downwind or on a reach and the handling is as simple as a furling jib.
Beautiful classic lines combining technology of today
A large cockpit layout for 6 persons to sit comfortably
Super easy to operate and sail by the helmsman alone
easy setting of the sails, with selftacking jib and code zero furler sail
A modern design of the rigg in combination with a bulb keel and a deep spade rudder
very seaworthy, with a ballast ratio of 50%
diesel engine or electrical propulsion when not sailing
Flexiteek teak decking, no maintenance and great looks
Solo or with 6 persons
With the new deck and cockpit there is much more space and the seating is much more comfortable; she is also very easy for one person to control and sail alone sitting at the helm, which is a real benefit.
What I particularly like are the small, almost hidden details, such as integrated cup holders and boxes to store your halyards and control lines.
Inside there is also considerable improvement. A lot of space has been created and access is very easy. The design will appeal to a broad range of people who are looking for a simple-to-sail open yacht, with beautiful lines and all the comfort and performance you expect from a modern daysailer.
|Length waterline:||5,80 meter|
|Total weight:||900 kg|
|Self-tacking jib:||8 m²|
|Furling code zero:||25 m²|
|Weight keel:||400 kg|
|Height of mast from waterline:||8.80 m|
Gelcoat , sapphire blue( ral 5004) with white waterline and coveline laminated in fibreGlass reinforced polyester 7mm thick from bow to stern, 15mm thick over the keel line.
The keel attachment area is reinforced with roving Laminate and has 4 athwartship beams for distributing the keel forces.
Deck – sandwich construction, anti-slip structure in deck and cockpit floor and laminated with a gel coating.
On deck 4 folding cleats, with the front deck containing an anchor well.
The furling system has been placed below decks so the jib can sweep the deck.
1 x winch (Harken) on winch console.
1 rail for the self-tacking jib.
Cockpit – Very spacious and ergonomic cockpit with sufficient room for 6 people. All sheets, halyards, reefing lines and kicking-strap can be operated by the helmsman alone.
Cup holders and boxes to store halyards and other lines are integrated in the cockpit design. In the aft cockpit there is a hatch with access to the diesel engine. In the front of the cockpit is the entrance hatch which is a comfortable size through which to access the cabin. A console, located in front of the cabin entrance, provides space for a log/depth/wind meter* and a magnetic compass*.
A cockpit table* can be fitted in the cockpit floor.
There is sufficient room for storing sailing gear, food, etc.
It is possible to install a refrigerator*.
The keel is a solid lead, modern-shaped race keel with bulb.
A balanced deep spade rudder with teak tiller and tiller extension. Shaft is stainless steel and laminated in the rudder.
All valves, skin conduits and air bleed valves are made of brass. All hoses
and piping have been approved according to ISO and CE standards.
Mast, spreaders and boom are made of aluminium, type Selden.
Mast can be lowered without a crane.
All ironwork is made of high quality stainless steel.
The boom is equipped with two reefing lines (run through the boom) and kicking-strap.
Reefing lines and kicking-straps are directed towards the cockpit.
All sheets run through the mast.
Main rigging, lower rigging, bow and stern are made of stainless steel wire with turnbuckles.
Made from high quality Dacron that has been through a stiffening process to make the sails keep their shape and hardwearing. Mainsail comes standard with 2 reefs. Jib is a self-tacking jib.
Hand-held bilge-pump, 4 fenders, 4 mooring lines.
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