Modern wooden sailing boat ?

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  1. Edina
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    Hello, I am looking for a modern wooden sailing boat, one that has contemporary design. If anyone knows one please post a link or other info. I'm looking for such for research reasons - not to purchase one. Any size or type.

    Wood is beautiful material and it's a pity that design has not developed really since 50's. Well, at least I have not found any contemporary designs yet. There are wooden boats that are called modern but are actually far from it.
     
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    As in it was originally designed for the vendee, later changed for cruising as pictured. It still goes ust as fast as before.
     
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    Thanks, very interesting, Patterson trimaran has something to it.
    However, most of the wooden boats are classic design even if they would be new. Nothing wrong with classic though - it's by the way amazing how many people react negatively when I mention 'contemporary design wooden boat'. As if it would be somehow plasphemous.
     
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    There are many modern racing boats in wood. Look at the minitransat for example
     
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    Edina, I hope by now your research has proven your previous comments, about wooden boats not being modern, a bit premature.

    I remember a cover of WoodenBoat magazine a few years ago that had a VOR, Vendee, Open 60 or similar on the cover, you don't get more modern then these.

    Wood as a building material has a displacement/size range where it's very competitive with other building materials. It's this reason small craft have a large wooden representation. There are many modern, some very modern and in fact cutting edge sailors available. I have a few that I'm offering too, one (RYD-14.6) in the gallery is being built locally, is about 120 pounds and modern in most regards. It'll also scream by most plastic contemporaries of similar size.
     
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    Not a bad looking school project there.

    I just watched the video in the link. The designer says the open transom is an aero benefit, like opening the tailgate on a pickup truck.

    I guess he doesn't know much about the aerodynamics of pickup trucks, with regard to tailgate open or closed.
     
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    Ye haha I dont thik he watches mythbusters, but I think that could work for boats sinse the dont have such a big cabin, nor they go as fast as truck to create a vacuum under it
     
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    modern wooden boats are usually not just wooden
    they are composite epoxy glue / wood
    half their construction may be glue
    so you cant call them wood
     
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    Someone care to define contemporary or modern?
    When bowsprits started to get fashionable again did people go <Eww.. Look how antiquated...>
    Now all the vendee boats got bowsprits.
    Soon people will get over their hangup over non triangular sails. I know , i know , Gasp! The shock etc.

    Is this contemporary?
     

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