Seascape

The missing link

It's a dark night and the prototype, developed specifically for the Mini Transat, is surfing down the waves breaking over continental shelf of the infamous Bay of Biscay. Its arrival to the French Atlantic coast from the Azores coincided with the arrival of an intense cold front with rain, squalls and wind exceeding 30 knots. Despite vicious conditions, the skipper is still in race mode, flying the smallest gennakers on board. Being singlehanded, fatigue is fighting with adrenaline. Another few competing boats are hidden in the night and rain – all part of the same class: 6.5m long, 900kg light carbon fibre sailboats built for singlehanded transatlantic racing.

Mini Transat protos Adria Mobile 509 and 510 stretching legs in front of Madeira before the second leg of 2007 Mini Transat

During 6 years of racing in the Mini Transat circuit, we learned to be more demanding from contemporary sailboats. Mainstream yachts became more and more conservative compared to race boats which created a huge gap between what can be designed and built and what can be bought on the market.

First sail of first prototype of Seascape 18

At Seascape we see the sailboat as an interface between a human being and the elements. Therefore efficient design, well-thought out ergonomics and build quality are essential for the quality of experience. Speed is just a side effect.

Every model development starts with assembling a bespoke team of experts, provide them with a precise design brief, use numerous mockups and build prototypes to verify our solutions. Seascapes are our vision of the contemporary sailboat, based on latest development in the race segment, but tamed and cultivated for recreational sailors and those who are just entering the world of sailing.

At Seascape we see the sailboat as an interface between a human being and the elements. Therefore efficient design, well-thought out ergonomics and build quality are essential for the quality of experience. Speed is just a side effect.

Every model development starts with assembling a bespoke team of experts, provide them with a precise design brief, use numerous mockups and build prototypes to verify our solutions. Seascapes are our vision of the contemporary sailboat, based on latest development in the race segment, but tamed and cultivated for recreational sailors and those who are just entering the world of sailing.

Team Seascape

Jan Kobler: Finance
Kristian Hajnšek: Production
Andra┼ż Mihelin: Product development and marketing
Tit Plevnik: Quality and oversight of Seascape 27 production
Lena Koter: Purchase
Jon Brecelj: Sales
Gorazd Mihelin: Quality and oversight of Seascape 18 production

 

Read more about Seascape 18 or Seascape 27