ICE 72 Hull

ICE-72-scaf

THE HULL
The hull shape is directly connected with all the performances oriented hulls that Felci Yachts has developed and tested in many international racing circuit.
But we must say that we are not talking “only” of one racing hull fitted as a cruiser yacht.
Many aspects had been studied and developed in order to give at this Yachts its incredible “course stability” at any heel angle and of course its great all round performances.
Clearly visible are the high freeboards, that allow a safe and dry navigation and give great inner volumes, the fine entries of the hull in order to obtain the best wave pitching, the flared hull top sides that permit to a generally fine hull to have a remarkable width at deck level, the B.max quite aft and the full aft part of the hull, in line with the best oceanic racers.
All these well selected choices put together a great habitability in the aft part of the yacht, both outside and inside, and the need to create a hull with a remarkable stability and power that will allow a safe and a fast navigations, both by sail and by engine.
A “real” yachts that will permit a high average navigation speed in any sea conditions.

KEEL AND RUDDER
Keel and rudder are in line with the general philosophy of the all project, underlining its modern philosophy and its performance orientation.
This said we have decided to maintain a balanced compromised so to skip any dangerous and extreme configuration not justified on this kind of large yachts.
So a great attention had been put during the dimensioning process looking for a rudder and for a keel blade that are capable to generate a correct lift giving a perfect control of the yachts during any navigation in any conditions.
The keel is characterized by a trapezoidal blade with a lead torpedo bulb designed to achieve the lowest possible Vertical Centre of Gravity.
The choice of the profile and the thickness of the blade had been dimensioned to reduce the hydrodynamic resistance but always with the guarantee of high structural safety coefficient.

THE SAIL PLAN
Simple and efficient is the sail plan, logically in line with the “grand tourism” spirit of this yacht.
The rig is slightly fractional and the genoa has no overlap
This allows a very easy way of manoeuvring, and gives the possibility to move the shrouds fittings on the sheer line, avoiding the need of any kind of structural runners, thank also to the large three sets of sweep back spreaders.
Simple and efficient is the carbon bowsprit designed to fit a gennaker or of a furling code 0, actually one of the most appreciated sails while cruising.