day-sailer sailboat / open transom / carbon mast / semi-custom
7.1 m (23'03")
The Storm 23 is an elegant, semi-custom built daysailer that offers superb sailing performance and stunning looks, in a refined and easily managed package.
Like many of our range, she features our innovative water ballast system which keeps trailering weight to a minimum and gives great performance potential in light airs. Together with a carbon mast and modern fully battened mainsail she’s a joy to handle on and off the water.
A hull weight of approximately 500kg, coupled with around the same in water, plus crew brings her designed displacement to 1250kg. Twenty square metres of upwind dacron give her a sail area displacement ratio ranging from 16.9 (mid-cruiser) to 23.3 (more racer) depending on whether ballast tanks are full or empty. Similarly her well proven epoxy ply construction method gives an excellent length displacement ratio of between 6 and 7.2 making high speeds in moderate conditions very achievable.
Her coachroof is kept deliberately low to avoid spoiling the lines and is left open backed – the boat does not rely on any enclosed volume within it for large angle stability or buoyancy. A canvas cover pops on under the lip of the roof, and a washboard fits in between the seats to keep the worst of the weather out. Buoyancy is built in at either end under the floor, with extra provided under the cockpit seats. There is well over 2m of usable length in the cabin meaning over nighting is possible but we should be clear that this is not her primary purpose.