Dubois Naval Architects have announced the successful program of tank testing on their 100 metre sloop. "This large project justifies a high level of testing and we are very happy to report that all went well!", Dubois comments.
The Wolfson unit – probably the world’s most experienced research establishment with regard to sailing yachts, were engaged for large model testing. The test tank is an invaluable tool for the yacht designer. While computer predictions are, today, very accurate, certain aspects of the design benefit from visualisation.
Furthermore, sailing balance, centreboard design, rudder design and other areas vital to the concept can be refined. "The tests confirmed our expectations of this yacht’s performance". Also tested was the specialist 16 metre high-speed tender.
With naval architecture by Dubois, interior design by Josep Juanpere Miret of GCA Arquitectes Associates, and project management by Klaus and Sebastian Allebrodt, this project is progressing in fine style.