Go fast, go far … with pleasure
O Yachts Class 4 is a wonderful platform for anyone looking for a fast and easy to sail catamaran (short handed) ; able to achieve 250miles/day in comfort.
Class 4 is a fast yacht with a light displacement of 6700kg due to the quality of workmanship and top material/brands used. She will definitely shine in any race with a slim hull to guarantee exceptional upwind capability. Such performance is key for security and sea motion during long passages.
Most catamarans are sold during boat shows. But in a boat show … you do not face huge waves … you do not have to go upwind for hours … you do not have to go fast to move away from bad weather … and you do not feel bad due to an unbalanced catamaran. If you did, you would certainly go for an O Yachts proven model.
Strong as a rock
Where few boat builder propose Carbon reinforced structure as Option ; this is as standard on Class 4. You have carbon for : front beam and central beam, bowpole, mast pilar, pilar beam, aft beam. As standard we also include kevlar shield on hull.
More than material we also assemble by hand all composite panels that are not structural ; this way, they become structural after hand lamination. This are hundreds of labor hours. Sofa, kitchen, stairs, floor, bed, … You can not hear a single “crack” when you walk on the boat at night.
Fact : sister ship ENA raced on ARC 2014 ; she came #1 Multihull real time with maximum speed 27kts. Class 4 is a proven winner. Thanks to Erik LEROUGE naval architect for his hull design and structure optimization
After sailing over 4000 miles on Class 4, she will go upwind 25% faster than wind from 3 to 9kts real wind.