A 28′ Weekend Racer And A 16′ Runabout

Here are a couple new concepts that we are working on this Winter:

28′ Weekend Racer

At first glance, the design brief for the 28′ Weekend Racer is pretty straightforward; a lightweight, high performance sailboat that is to be used for weekends with the family and racing with your crew.  

But as most designs go, we couldn’t stop there….

Mixing classic aesthetic elements with modern style, we have set out to create a timeless design that will turn heads on and off the race course.  The large, open cockpit will leave plenty of lounging space for your family day sails but will be optimized for efficient crew work when the racing bug bites.  Unlike the open transom of many modern boats of this genre, this design has a lowered aft deck to keep the little ones secure in the cockpit.  At anchor, the aft deck will be a great place to lounge while keeping an eye on the kids jumping and swimming from the integrated transom fold-down swim platform.  

The interior was conceived for weekend cruising but offers a 6′ 6″ v-berth, two full length berths to port and starboard, a fully enclosed head, and integrated chart table, so longer cruises in comfortable weather will be no problem.  The interior will be equipped with some innovative storage options that will leave more time for sailing and less time in preparation.  

A lifting keel and spade rudder allow this design to be anchored at shallow moorings and be trailered when you wish to quickly get to distant cruising grounds.  The carbon fiber rig will support a large flat top main, blade jib, and a large asymmetric spinnaker flying from a retractable bowsprit.  

We are having some fun with the possible color options, so let us know your favorites in the comment section below!  

Silver and White with Purple Boot Stripe

Black and White

Cream

A 16′ Runabout

With a refined bottom shape, high deadrise bow, and ample flare, this 16′ runabout will be comfortable and dry.  Her lightweight construction will allow her to be very efficient carrying a 40 to 70 hp outboard.  

The interior is designed around a day on the water.  With bench seating to port and starboard extending to the foredeck, a table can be installed for meals or playing games.   The location of the starboard side steering console allows the captain to be involved in conversation while underway.  A stainless steel gate gives access to the transom swim platform.   A retractable bimini covers the bow settees when the passengers need to get out of the sun or the weather isn’t ideal.  

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2 Responses to A 28′ Weekend Racer And A 16′ Runabout

  1. Hello! I live in Ukraine. I really like the boats Estivo 16 ‘ and 16 ‘ Runabout. They are very similar. 16 Estivo ‘ there are videos in YouTube. One can see very well how this boat goes on big and little wave. And great music! About boat 16 ‘ Runabout information no. I want to find photos and videos of this beautiful boat I would be grateful for an answer!

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