At the launch of the new Ice 52 RS, the all-Italian super-lightning bolt

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ice 52 rsNew Ice 52 RS launched: not even 11,000 pounds of displacement for the new version of the ICE 52. The new ICE 52 RS represents the same operation that has always been done in the automotive field where ultra-high performance versions are added to “normal” versions.

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But how do you save nearly 2,000 pounds in a boat while maintaining the comfort of a cruising boat? Working on the details. Clever use of carbon and composites saved weight without it showing. Thus the furniture timbers and decks are lightened with a composite core, the mainsails are now carbon, the mast and rigging also carbon, from the Hall Spar and without steering wheels.

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And again, the adoption of a
Fin made of Weldox steel
high mechanical properties and a numerically controlled milled lead torpedo, which offer the advantage of reducing the ballast weight in percent and thus the total displacement of the boat, for the same righting moment.

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These two thousand pounds less, by mainly lightening the weights at the extremities and concentrating them down in the middle of the boat, significantly improve sailing performance, both upwind and at carrying gaits. Not to mention the motor cruising speed which is estimated at 9.2 miles per hour.

The result is a high-performance boat that can perform well even in top-level regattas without losing any of its characteristics as a comfortable and safe cruising boat.

The characteristics of the ICE 52 RS
Length ft: m.15.80
Length at waterline: m.14.84
Maximum width: m.4.65
Draught: m. 3.00
Displacement: kg.10,900
Ballast: kg.4,200
Engine: 75hp
Water: 500LT
Fuel: 360LT
www.iceyachts.it

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