Have you been watching the Extreme 40 and America's Cup cats and wanting some of that sort of sailing? Rosebud offers it in a practical package that can be easily sailed, demounted, and trailered.
She was designed by Swiss Lakes Multihull guru and Alinghi designer Seb Schmidt (http://www.sebschmidt.ch), and built in France by Technologie Marine/Charlie Capelle. Full carbon, epoxy, foam cored, canted hulls, asymetrical carbon daggerboards, high modulus carbon mast and boom, and large carbon hiking racks give amazing performance. All carbon beams and bowsprit, without strikers for a totally clean under tramp area. Each hull has five watertight compartments with crashbow bulkheads. The sail inventory has been designed by North's Paul 'Whirley' van Dyke to include a full range of light and heavy air, and specialty sails.
She has just completed an extensive and meticulous refit to better than new condition. Custom professional Awlgrip paint with clear coat, 4000 grit racing bottom, new standing and running rigging, and many new carbon components.
Her handling is unmatched, with two-finger helm control in all conditions. Speeds of 2 to 2.5 times true windspeed are common, with top upwind speed of 17.5 kts and off the wind speeds of 30+ kts.
Electronics include twin digital speedos, portable Garmin mapping GPS plotter, and Rockbox performance computer (www.rockcitymarine.com).
While totally optimized for performance, she could also make a blazing camper-cruiser for a couple between races. The easily reefable, full batten main with lazy jacks, simple rack folding or removal, 8hp Mariner outboard, self tacking 3DL jib, roller gennakers make handling simple. The interior is minimal, but offers sitting headroom, two tight berths, and room below for gear. A portable head, one burner stove, and cooler could be easily added.
Additional equipment: Galvanized trailer with custom aluminium dollies for each hull, seven sails, Harken and Frederiksen hardware, all Vectrran and Spectra lines, Fortress anchor in custom deck bag, two compasses, pump, 19' custom carbon hiking sticks.
This unedited video by Lucien Moore shows casual cruising mode. The "underwater" sequence was driving through a major megayacht wake after they finally were able to pass us in a lull in wind. We hope to have a race mode video coming.
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