June 22, 2009

New Launch: F&S Boatworks 72 Hull 12

Custom Delaware Sportfish Yacht builder F&S Boatworks delivered its biggest built to date, the 72 hull 12 which goes two feet further to the previous bigger model. While many would think this is an extension to the seventy footer hull eleven, technical indications as the wider beam of three inches, and a shallower draft of seven inches say this is a completely new hull studied on purpose. The new Jim Floyd creation is also about massive speeds with prediction for a 44 knots max, although the first sea trial with near to full load did do a whisker above 42, but also gave an economic 30 knots cruise. Along the variable-Vee stepped hull shape the new 72 flagship also gives another novelty with the use of Sea Torque shaft system, which also adds about 10% of more performance along with added safety. FandS where so much impressed by the innovative shaft system by Sea Torque fully enclosed oil bathed with the big universal joint that Floyd said he will never built a boat without them after this. Hull number twelve was eighteen months in the making and a sister 72 hull fourteen, to what similar a fully custom built may be is already in the making and predicted for launching in 2010.
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.94 m (72ft)
Beam - 6.01 m
Draft - 1.65 m
Displacement - 42184 kg
Fuel Capacity - 10523 l
Water Capacity - 1514 l
Accommodation - ten berths
Engines - 2 x MTU 16v2000 2000hp
Speed - 44 knots max, 35 knots cruising

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