Finot Conq answer to the WallyCento
Nomade IV, the 30.48m FC100 yacht, left the Maxi Dolphin shipyard to be transported to Marghera, near Venice (Italy), where her fit out will continue until mid-July 2013 when she is due to be handed over to her owner.
Designed by Finot-Conq, Nomade IV has a sleek waterline with a hull and superstructure built entirely of carbon fibre/Nomex. With a 51 tonne displacement, this makes this boat very compariable to the two WallyCentos, Hamilton and Magic Carpet 3 and Mike Slade's ICAP Leopard.
The 'racing' style of the yacht is demonstrated by her hull shape with its prominent hard chine running from bow to stern, plus nine tonnes of water ballast that can be pumped into tanks on either side of the boat, plus her lifting keel and twin rudders.
The 'cruiser' element of Nomade IV is expressed by her stylishly minimalist interior layout, designed by Pierre Frutschi and developed and implemented by Maxi Dolphin’s design office in close collaboration with the owner.
The living space and cabins, designed by the architect Pierre Forgia at Finot-Conq architects, are very comfortable, the yacht able to accommodate up to 12 guests in addition to the crew.
Following tests and sea trials, an intense season of racing is planned for the FC100, starting with the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo in September.