The program … XO-Classic for whom ?
Sailing fast or quietly, with family or with friends, solo or in pairs, without requiring professional teammates, exploring different areas thanks to an easy transport with a fully retractable keel: this is the program referred to by the designers of the XO.
First versions built in “strip planking” helped validate the concept in all its aspects and opened the way for some minor changes to the cabin. The new generation benefits from the investments made in molds for epoxy glass deck and hull as well as for carbon parts such as rudder or mast web frame. This mast web frame takes the pressure mat without impeding cabin volume. This solution is a combination of the most appropriate materials and techniques ranging from carbon to wood through the glass epoxy sandwich by infusion
Without compromising on quality, a significant improvement in weight and cost has been reached.
The design is the work of architect Paolo Bua, designer of other successful yachts such as Leggero L8, the StarTruc, Rosso and Share 28 640. With Italian style and elegance.
Her sharp bow is characterized by its inverted form; her spayed stern helps surfing by downwind.
Upwind and downwind by breezes and light winds she procures fine steering pleasure. The displacement / sail surface ratio gives her stiff boat canvas behaviour. Her minimum wetted surface yields velocity in light airs. Her broad stern helps surfing; her inverted and sharp bow provides beautiful performance upwind.