Seascape boat

Seascape14

Redefining family sport dinghy

Seascape14 connects the modern sailing experience for single and doublehanded crews alike. While single handers and beginners will appreciate the simplicity of the standard Cat rig configuration, the 14 also comes with the full 3 sails setup, suitable for doublehanders and ambitious singlehanders. Full configuration can be scaled down to mainsail only while sailing: just roll the jib and move the daggerboard to the aft slot. Standard configuration can be simply retrofitted to full configuration – all attachment points are already built into the boat.

Andraž Mihelin, CEO

One boat fits all

Main feature of the 14 is her adaptability. While singlehanders and beginners will appreciate the simplicity of the standard Cat rig configuration, the 14 also comes in the full 3 sails setup, suitable for double-handers and ambitious singlehanders.

Full configuration can be scaled down to mainsail only set up during sailing: simply roll the jib and move the daggerboard to the aft slot. Standard configuration can be simply retrofitted to a Full configuration – all attachment points are already built in the boat.

Modern, high stability hull

Hull shape is designed to offer a good balance between stability and performance in order to avoid a boat being too technical to get started. Thanks to a high quality boat building techniques, the boat is very light, which enabled us to design hull lines that are great for planning. Another specific behind the hull design is to have a good longitudinal stability, which helps us in two ways: to avoid nose diving especially in double handed (heavy) conditions, and to favour early planning.

Inverse bow is an optimized way of shaping the fore third of the boat. It helps in lowering drag and weight but has counter effect when using an anchor or accessing the boat moored with her bow to the dock. Neither of those are relevant for the SSC14 so we could design what is the best without any constraint.

Ergonomics

Ergonomics was one of the key elements of the design process. Our team conducted design research amongst potential Seascape14 sailors varying in age, size and sex in order to come up with the most comfortable cockpit shape for hiking. Multiple sitting heights, widths, angles and end radiuses were blind-tested. The shape we ended up with is particularly optimised for recreational hiking style.

 

Mobility 2.0

3D Vacuum infusion, sandwich construction and use of Vynilester resin was implemented in the building process to keep the hull weight under 70kg, while not compromising longevity and robustness of the Seascape 14. This allows her to be transported on the roof of most mid-range cars while the storage could be organised under the ceiling of the garage simplifying the logistics even further.

Technical data

Length (LOA)4,30 m
Beam1,70 m
Hull Weight67 kg
Main8,5 m²
Jib3,5 m²
Gennaker13 m²
DesignManuard YD, Gigodesign