Lite­boat XP

Practical Boat Owner - - New Boats -

This in­trigu­ing 20-footer is what you get when some­one who has rowed solo across the At­lantic and through the North West Pas­sage de­cides to pro­duce a fun day boat that can ei­ther be rowed or sailed. It’s the brain­child of Mathieu Bon­nier, while renowned French naval ar­chi­tect Sam Man­uard did the de­sign work and North Sails helped de­velop the sim­ple, but ef­fi­cient, rig.

Use of car­bon keeps to­tal weight down to 145kg in­clud­ing a 20kg bulb on the bot­tom of the cen­tre­board – that’s 15% lighter than a

Way­farer dinghy.

LOA 5.99m / Beam 1.78m / Draught 0.14m / 1.07m / Disp 145kg / Max loaded weight 410kg / Main­sail 10m2 / Gen­naker 11m2 / Price from

t25,000 / lite­boat.fr

Row with car­bon com­pe­ti­tion oars and a slid­ing seatUn­stayed mast can eas­ily be stepped by one per­sonCuddy has space for two to sleep camp­ingstyle

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