Why the 24
Over 300 owners and fleets still quickly growing throughout Europe, US and Asia, are the best proof that Seascape18 still ticks many boxes of sailors looking for fun sailing experience and basic accommodation for 2 people. After careful consideration, we decided to design our third boat – the Seascape 24 – with the goal to complete our Inshore range with a 4 berth solution that inherits the simplicity of the 18. At the same time, she is benefiting from massive R&D work we did with the 27 making her possibly the fastest Seascape for light wind conditions.
She is designed to offer the modern answer to the traditional “peoples boat” concept: trailerable, sleep four crew member, inshore performance oriented, launched on the slip. To better illustrate what we mean we gathered few traditional bestsellers, all great boats at their launch but with one essential flaw: they are all displacement boats, locked in performance defined by their length. That said she is a thoroughbred Seascape, conceived to bring the performance of modern Open Class racing boats to the recreational sailors. To achieve that she is more practical, more controllable and more affordable than her racing cousins, while still keeping the essence of their performance experience.
The R&D process
Using the 1:1 mock-up proved essential for managing very limited space of the new C4 project. Frequent iterations between Gigodesign, Manuard Yacht design and Seascape team, were needed to balance the performance and structural issues, ergonomics, functional requirements and the optimisation of the build process.
This is a video made with Samuel Manuard in Paris boatshow on his expectations about the 24.