The DRC8 is a 8 m long daysailer catamaran that combines the performance and exhilaration of racing catamarans with the ergonomics and comfort of monohull daysailers.
The main design element is the monohull-inspired cockpits on both hulls. The lowered cockpit allows the helmsman to steer standing up with the dual carbon steering wheels, clearing the sweeping boom. The wheels are connected through the aft cross beam. The cockpits open to the center of the boat to clear the steering wheels and to give an enhanced sense of speed.
Dual carbon dagger boards ensure excellent upwind performance and make beaching easy.
LOA: 8,1 m
LWL: 7,7 m
Beam: 5,0 m
Disp.: 1200 kg
Mast height: 13,3 m
Draft: 1,9 m
Draft (dagger boards up): 1,0 m
This design won the MYDA 2018 design award in the “Beginners” category, Section B: THE PEOPLE-ORIENTED BOAT with the following motivation: “Interpretation of the classic beach day sailer catamaran with different functional solutions and original design.”