Delivering performance and speed, the custom carbon Doyle Stratis ICE sails have been fitted to sailing yacht MARI CHA III. The super-fast MARI CHA III yacht has completed 5000 miles in just over a month of cruising.
The 44-metre superyacht MARI CHA III was fitted with a full wardrobe of high performance ICE sails, created at Doyle Sails New Zealand‘s Auckland loft. With the light, durable sails, she now delivers better performance and longevity.
“One of the big things we have noticed is how much easier the sails are to use than our previous ones. They set really easily and hold their shape so well,” comments Captain of MARI CHA III superyacht, Christian Lay. “All the little details that we customised for this boat have made sail handling and manoeuvres, such as reefing, so much easier. The boat is very clearly faster. The service leading up to, getting hold of and then commissioning the sails cannot be faulted.”
ICE represents a new generation UHMWP sail fibre, first applied to the marine industry by the Doyle Stratis team. The tests have shown an exceptionally high resistance to flex fatigue, with ICE retaining its initial shape longer than other sail membranes.
“Dealing with the mizzen staysails and big code sails is now really easy and we can get rid of the 900 square meter code 0, in about 10 seconds, which allows us to sail the boat harder and more aggressively with a smaller crew,” added Captain of luxury charter yacht MARI CHA III, Christian Lay.
MARI CHA III Specifications
|Max Speed:||12 +|
|More Yacht Info:||Racing Sailing Yachts|
|Builder/Designer:||Sensation, John Munford|
|Locations:||Yacht Racing, Tuscany, THE MEDITERRANEAN, St. Martin/St Maarten, St Barts, Spain, Sicily, Sardinia, Portofino, Palma, Naples & Capri, Monaco, Italy, Italian Riviera, French Riviera, France, EUROPE, East Med, Cote d Azur, Cannes, Western Mediterranean, THE CARIBBEAN, Antibes, Formentera, Directory, St Jean Cap Ferrat, South of France, Camogli|