"Our objective is to deliver the boat to her skipper Paul Cloarec so that he can take part in the M.A.P. in Douarnenez next weekend" announces Edouard-Pascal Benois, in charge of the yard,"But it's going to be tight, very tight in timing...". Indeed it remains just one week before the start of the regatta 6.50 Marie-Agnès-Péron, which leaves Douarnenez on June 14. And the boat must still receive its deck fittings and be mated before making the first trials of this sailboat that would like to revolutionize the Mini class .
But morale is there at the yard. Indeed, already 20 orders have been placed for this future Mini series. Future, because it is necessary that the boat is produced in more than 10 specimens before receiving this certification series. A goal that should be achieved within one year. The site plans to release one copy per month, once the construction rate has started. "We have carried out a recruitment campaign for the production of this boat and now a team of 5 people only deals with this model" says Edouard-Pascal Benois.
What about the weight of that boat? For the Maxi 650, this mini with a round bow like a scow, to perform, it must be light His architect told Bateaux.com that the boat shouldn't weigh more than a Pogo 3 . Has this weight estimate been respected? "We can't answer because we haven't weighed it yet," says Edouard-Pascal Benois. Answer in the next days..