Ferrari Franchi Design unveil new 50m sloop project

The Italian design duo of Marco Ferrari & Alberto Franchi have released a new design concept of a high performance 50 metre sailing yacht. The 50m sloop boasts anincredible waterline length of 45 metres due to the use of an innovative slight reverse bow, extending the yachts reaching capabilities during upwind sailing.

The yacht features a modern exterior with a futuristic wheelhouse constructed using aluminium and a large amount of glass. The wheelhouse deckhead houses large skylights that allow for natural light to illuminate the interior salon. A sunken main cockpit easily connects to the main salon through a set of large sliding doors, and from here one can move aft to the swimming pool that forms part of the spacious beach deck.

The design studio opted for a performance rig setup that would still allow for comfortable world cruising without the need of a full crew constantly on deck. The mast height was kept below 64 metres to enable her to clear crucial passages such as the Panama and Suez canals. With her keel lowered, she measures a draught of 6.7 metres.

By Charl van Rooy

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