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15m Wizard
This boat is conceived as a fast family "funship" for cruising coastal New Zealand, but also capable of ocean cruising to the Pacific Islands. She is also not be boring to race in "fun racing" fixtures! She also had to be as economical to build as possible, in hard chine plywood.

Numerically she is a light displacement cruiser, with a carefully engineered structure and a really low center of gravity "wing bulb" keel. The wide flattened bulb is an effective hydrodynamic fence, and while not being vulnerable in groundings is as effective as a conventional bulb keel 3 or 400 mm deeper.

The boat has crisp (and viceless) handling characteristics, good "pick up" acceleration, good speed through the wind range on all points. The leisurefurl in boom furling makes the boat no work at all. She carries full working sail upwind to 20 knots true windspeed.

LENGTH OVERALL 15.000 meters
LENGTH DWL 13.100 meters
BEAM 4.200 meters
DRAFT 2.000 meters
DISPLACEMENT (light ship) 10000 kilograms
BALLAST 3000 kilograms
FUEL (in keel fin) 400 liters
FRESH WATER 400 liters
MOTOR Lombardini Turbo 65 KW ( 85 HP)
MAINSAIL ( incl roach) 57 Sq meters
ROLLER FURL JIB 46 Sq meters
LIGHT GENOA #1 74 Sq meters
DC Refrigeration, Gas hot water heating, Pressurised water

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