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FC   53'


Kiwi Spirit 2

Dr Stanley Paris, a man driven by his taste of extreme challenges, ordered a second FC 53. His goal was to be the first man over 80 to circumnavigate sinlge-handed and without stops

The brief included a different inside mood as hull #1, but more importantly, the boat had to be modified an equipped for that feat. Main modificatoins were installing a composite hardtop and an evacuation tunnel into the transom. Renewable energy production is via hydrogenerators, to dispense of a diesel generator. The boat was launched in April 2017.


Lenght OA: 17.56m

Hull lenght: 16,16m

Beam : 5.26m

Draft : 1.60/ 3.75m

Tirant d'air : 23.30m

Air draft : 10T to 11T

Water ballast : 1 t per side

Upwind sail area : 172m2

Downwind sail area : 300m2

Engine Volvo : 75HP

Generator Fisher-Panda : 10kVA

Water maker : 120l/h

Fresh water capacity : 600l

Gasoil capacity : 700l

Air conditioning A/C 36000 BTU, Bow and stern propeller, 2 freezer, electric winches

Shipyard : Knierim


Architects Finot-Conq

Exterior design P. Forgia/Finot-Conq

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