SIG 45. Superfast – Made for the Med
SIG 45: The fastest cruising catamaran of its size! Designed for Mediterranean style cruising.
A pioneering concept: Incorporate all major design elements from ocean record braking catamarans to a cruiser. A design brief, that led Hugo Le Breton and VPLP Naval Architects to the SIG45. A stylish full carbon catamaran with an open platform for some serious fast cruising in the Med. After all what do you need a saloon for when you can enjoy the sun and the stars?
Let the sunshine in! (and the moonlight too)
- Sail area /Displacement 2/3 = 43.00 for upwind (D=5.5t, Upwind SA = 134m² )
- Sail area /Displacement 2/3 = 78.31 for downwind. (D=5.5t, Downwind SA=244 m²)
Optimized hulls and appendages:
- Hull shape optimized for planing both upwind and downwind
- Retractable daggerboards => minimal drag + stability
- full carbon construction
- laminated high tech sails
- no superfluous elements
- boat speeds almost at wind speed and not only for light winds
- 20kts with 25kts of wind speed. In the Aegean we regularly get more than 25kts of wind….
Certainly Polar Diagrams are theoretical predictions assuming certain “ideal” conditions (perfect trimming, sails’ conditions, steering etc). However, they do provide however a useful tool when it comes to assessing a yacht’s performance capacity.
Interior and exterior comfort of a high level
- 3 double cabins,
- 1 single bed (for skipper),
- 2 WC with shower, hot water,
- full kitchen, stove, fridge,
- 8.5m large beam (!) and unobstructed deck platform,
- cockpit shower,
- diving platform,
- electric mainsail winch,
- cockpit table,
- sun tent
- aft and front dyneema trampolines
Sailing fast does not have to be uncomfortable!
Absolute safety. Sail relaxed, feel and be safe at all times, no compromise on that!
Safety comes from 5 basic characteristics: Robust structure, Stability, Unsinkability, Offshore design, Speed potential
- All carbon hull reinforced both longitudinally and transversally
- All bulkheads are structurally integrated
- Extra reinforcement on highly stressed areas of hull and deck (winches, rudder pits, engine etc.)
- Retractable daggerboards for access in shallow protected waters
- Hi level construction quality
- Significant righting moment thanks to its very wide beam
- Automatic sheet release system in case boat heals more than a certain limit
- Twin retractable daggerboards for stability and drift resistance
- Twin rudders inclined to leeward.
- Always a rudder fully submerged for control.
- Rudder stands ~vertical => no hydrodynamic lift => steering is always soft and responsive
- Watertight aft and bow crash compartments
- All controls and manoeuvres are cockpit lead.
- No permanently fixed table that can seriously hurt the crew during rough seas
- Pilot houses protect from incoming waves
- Life-raft is stored permanently within the cockpit for immediate access and safe deployment in case of emergency
Speed: Being fast is an element of safety per se:
- reach shelter quickly
- escape from a weather front
|Hull, deck & rigging|
|Steering system||Twin rudders, Tiller|
|Motor||Electric Ocean Volt|
|Navigation Category ISO 12217||A|
|Mainsail||Square top 94 m²|
|Staysail on removable stay||25m²|
|Asymmetric spinnaker A5||150 m²|
|Gennaker/Code 0||100 m²|
|Interiors / Amenities|
|single bed||1 (for skipper)|
|WC with shower||2|