Dennis Hennevanger on the new Sc 6.50 Cruise
We took our time to design her. The old Sc 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.