This boat is just beginning production and is the largest production monofoiler in history. It is being developed by Michael Aeppli and Quant Boats. Hugh Welbourn designed the boat. See the pdf below:
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yes, it is a Revolution WOLF-daughter of fire arrow
Fire Arrow Foil System-small and large trimarans!
Do you think that the ballastbomb is necessary, i don't.
It's a monomaran.
I've sailed non ballasted centerboarders ---monomarans!---up to 10m half of my life , racers and cruisers--- Jollenkreuzer.
The first monofoiler, I thought, was Frank Raisin's Moth*.
I was wondering if those guys were trying to find a clever way to use DSS without paying the royalty-I hope Hugh nails them.....
Designer Hugh Welbourn has spent more than 10 years developing the patented Dynamic Stability System (DSS), which comprises a retractable hydrofoil that is deployed to leeward on a yacht.
The foil provides vertical lift to leeward, improving the yacht’s righting moment, an effect similar to having extra crew on the weather rail or a bigger keel bulb, and in turn dramatically increases performance.
DSS foils feature on a wide range of racing yachts such as multiple Rolex Sydney Hobart winner, Wild Oats XI, to the high performance Infiniti range of racers and cruiser races to sportsboats, Minis plus all manner of craft between.
However the very latest DSS foils not only provide righting moment, but extra vertical lift beneath the boat too.
In its first preliminary sea trials in Cowes last week, the Quant23 has proved itself to be one of its first – if not THE first – fully foiling keel boat. The DSS foils, in combination with a T-foil rudder, has enabled the Quant23 to sail fully airborne.
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