monohull / day-sailer / sport keelboat / open transom
Number of hulls:
day-sailer, sport keelboat
with bowsprit, carbon mast
8.5 m (27'10")
The latest model in the Esseboats family, the Esse 850 LE, impresses with its outstanding sailing performance, already proven by the Esse 850 in all sailing waters.
The LE is even more appealing to sailors, responding to the requirement for easy handling and adding a touch of luxury. LE stands for Luxury and Efficiency – maximum sailing pleasure with minimum effort and the ultimate in comfort.
The carbon rig means that there is no need for a backstay in the Esse 850 LE. Together with the self-tacking jib, this provides the ideal solution, allowing the boat to be sailed as a two-man crew or single-handedly.
The mainsail stays fixed to the boom and is attached to the mast on ball-bearing mounted slides. This makes raising and lowering the sails child’s play. The jib, of course, is also rolled and is permanently attached. This means that nothing stands in the way of sailing away from the mooring without having to spend hours preparing – leaving more time for pure sailing pleasure.
The teak cockpit floor and a modern electric inboard engine (also available as a petrol or diesel engine on request) provide additional comfort. The Esse 850 LE is of a glass fibre sandwich construction with epoxy resin. The rig, gennaker boom and tiller are made solely of carbon.