When we say the word “motorsailer,” we are automatically led to think of a large, slow boat. And yet the NUVA MS6, which will be featured at the Barcelona Boat Show (Oct. 12-16), definitely clashes with the collective imagination (remember, on a larger scale, the BD56, the product of the same designers?).
A MOTORSAILER OF… 6 METERS
It is in fact a small boat (5.99 meters hull length) that is a true motorsailer. But there’s more: in the optional MS6 Plus version, the cockpit is extended, the beam is increased from 2.45 to 3.45 meters by widening the bulwarks! When extended, it transforms into a large sunbathing or dining area in total comfort. Housed in the stern is the high-powered outboard (70-horsepower Yamaha), which allows the boat to plane (cruising speed is estimated to be around 14 knots, maximum 20 knots).
Moving towards the bow, the “imported” wheelhouse from the motor world with a sporty look stands out (and here sailing purists will turn up their noses), while the cabin below deck, accessed from the entrance to the left of the center wheelhouse, provides comfortable accommodation for two people (there is also a chemical toilet).
VERY EASY TO WHEEL IT
The bulbous keel that retracts into the hull is fully retractable, which makes it possible to navigate even in shallower waters and makes it easier to trailer the boat: forget the expense of a berth, you can haul it dry whenever you want.
The engine draws 0.45, the keel down 1.25 m. The rudder blade is designed to be easily removable. The weight of the boat is 1,350 kg. The sail plan calls for a 16.8-square-meter mainsail alone on an 8.8-meter high carbon mast, with an optional 14.3-square-meter gennaker. This configuration allows sailing at 5-6 knots of speed. The project is by Barcelona Yacht Design Group. www.nuvayachts.com
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