A race-cruise very race
Faithful to its habit, the Black Pepper shipyard delivers with its new model, a very powerful sailboat. Built in carbon-epoxy infusion, its ultra-light displacement and its modern bilge hull ensure a high speed. For its architect Marc Lombard, it achieves the performance of an IMOCA from 10 years ago while retaining the possibility of cruising.
The first model benefits from all possible technical refinements and requires a few experienced crew members to get the most out of it. In addition to the experience of the Lombard firm, Black Pepper has added the signature of skipper Armel Tripon for the layout of the bridge. A deck plan that could possibly be simplified for a more cruise program, according to the architect.
- Overall length: 17.50 m
- Overall width: 5.30 m
- Displacement: 10 T
- Lest : 4.5 T
- Draught: 1, 76 / 4, 60 m
- Upwind sail area: 220 m²
- Sail area downwind: 410 m²
- Construction : Carbon / Epoxy Sandwich Post-baked Infusion
- Design Builder & Designer : Black Pepper®
- Architect: Marc Lombard Yachts Design
- Technical solutions: Armel Tripon
Respect for family codes..
Arriving after Code0, daysailer of 10 m and Code1, weekender of 12 m, the newcomer had to respect the family feeling. It takes back the neo-retro look, with a modern style, construction and hull, combined with wood and a more classic roof. It also features the lifting keel system developed by Marc Lombard to optimise assembly by the manufacturer by limiting the number of keel shims.
If it remains in line, it is nevertheless the beginning for Michel de Franssu's shipyard of a new positioning on racing-cruising boats. A 60 footer obviously touches a different audience than a dayboat.
Made to measure, in France
An 18-metre boat made entirely of carbon, in Orvault, Loire-Atlantique, is not within everyone's reach. The hull mould is nevertheless intended to give little brothers to the sailboat. Each one will benefit from interior adaptations made to measure. If the first is destined for the Mediterranean, no one knows where the next will sail.
A new stage for Black Pepper, the boat will certainly not leave you indifferent.