Proto 2001 Superblanc
Proto 2001 is a fast daysailor also called
sportboat and is also my design. This sailboat is a
concept boat. It was designed inside the following
I needed a boat for myself going out
I wanted a boat that can stay on his feet
from 0 to 30 kts with me alone without sail change and
The boat should be long enough for
waterline speed and should have a planning hull.
The boat should be optimized for the
helmsman and a crew which will be on trapeze and handle the
The boat should be light and easily
driven with a modest sailplan in all conditions.
The result is a 26′ 4″ feet long by 6 feet
wide with maximum effective sailing waterline lenght. The stern
has a plumb bow and the waterline beam is
The sailplan is custom on a
Soling mast and a selftacking jib.
The lifting keel has a narrow fin with a 800
pounds lead bulb at 4′ 8″.
The rudder is high aspect cassette
The sailboat weights 2000 pounds and half of
it is in the keel.
The ergonomic of the cockpit is arranged in a
way that the helmsman has access to every control with the
stick still in his hand.
The cockpit is open and self
Well, I achieved my goals well beyong my
The sailboat is well balance with a little
weather helm. It is very fast except in very light air. It
points high with speed and do 10 kts in 20 kts of wind
I raced against an old Star boat and it is
faster in every point of sail except under 8 kts of wind.
Except in very light air, an Etchells has to be trim spot on to
be faster. Both Star and Etchells have no chance with Proto
2001 if it gets on the plane.
The construction is veneer epoxy cold molded
with glass inside outside which makes a very stiff and durable
This sailboat is a delight to sail. It is
pure sensations. She knifes his way upwind and slide
effortlessly reaching with or without spinnaker. The rig is so
adjustable that you can always extract more speed ou of it.
Never get bored.
I love sailing. I love my boat.