8m trailer or keel yacht - XS
Fitted with either a fixed keel for those with a mooring or marina berth, or with a retractable fin for easy transport on a road trailer behind a family car, this large volume yacht was very much intended for family cruising.
The yacht features fresh, modern styling with accommodation for four adults in one double and two single berths in a spacious open plan layout. A large T-shaped cockpit is incorporated in this design, allowing for easy sail handling and providing plenty of space for socialising.
The full width walk through transom also provides excellent access to the water for swimming, scuba diving and fishing. Construction is from female moulded fiberglass with a gelcoat finish.
The rig is fractional with double sweptback spreaders and topmast backstay. The hull design possesses a great deal of form stability, which coupled with the 46% ballast ratio makes for a very safe, stable family cruiser with strong upwind performance.
The XS8 is now being built by Dickson Marine in Nelson, and you can visit their website by clicking here.