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Composite Construction and Tulip Fields

By Gori Propeller

NEWS & EVENTS

Composite Construction and Tulip Fields

06 Sept 2021
When it comes to hubs of high tech sailboat construction in the USA, not many would identify a small Michigan city along the shore of Lake Macatawa as the place to be, but just around the corner from Tulip City Brewstillery in Holland is Composite Builders.

Working closely with Gordon Kay, AB Marine supplied the zero drag Custom GORI Race 457mm x 330 LHS to suit the Beta 45 SP60 saildrive on the Infinity 52 (TP52)

Primarily known for the Tulip Time Festival, which has been ranked as America’s third-largest town festival, the Dutch heritage of Holland is now home for boat building too.

After gaining some notoriety during the 36th America’s Cup as where Stars+Stripes Team USA had their AC75 partially built before they ran out of funds, Composite Builders has now pushed into the daylight the first of two Infiniti 52s they are building.

The foil-driven sailing yacht is the first racing yacht designed, engineered, and built around the innovative Dynamic Stability System (DSS) which provides proven performance without the risk and cost of more complex class-driven foil solutions. DSS provides significant righting moment allowing the yacht to be sailed with a much smaller crew of 7-8.

The first Infiniti 52 will be shipped to the UK to undergo extensive sea trials and crew training. She is anticipated to participate in the RORC Transatlantic Race in January 2022.

“We have an ambitious set of offshore goals, and this is the future-proof Grand Prix yacht required to achieve them,” said skipper Arto Linnervuo. “We are thrilled to be part of the revolution and look forward to racing this fast, fun rocket that will be easy to sail with a smaller crew.”

Hull two is under construction at Composite Builders for delivery at the end of 2021. https://www.livesaildie.com/the-midwest-delivers-next-generation-racing-yacht-infiniti-52/

 

Article sent in from AB Marine

Trusting Mother Nature to carry you safely across the seven seas is a lot easier with top of the line components on board.

Specialist maritime equipment
We design, manufacture and market specialist equipment for cruising, racing, and super yachts. Our goal is, and has always been, best-in-class products with the strength to handle anything a raging sea can throw at them, without compromising control or speed.

Have you got the need for speed?

By Gori Propeller

NEWS & EVENTS

HAVE YOU GOT THE NEED FOR SPEED?

01 September 2021

It’s the small incremental advances we make to a yacht that when combined bring formidable results. Whether that be breaking records, looking for a race win, or simply finding that smooth ride, it’s time to look below your waterline.

Breaking records – choose a GORI Propeller as that’s what some of the fastest sailors choose. Two big launches in recent weeks have chosen GORI Propellers: the latest IMOCA 60 and the new 101ft ULTIM. 11th Hour Racing Team’s IMOCA 60 designed for fully crewed, short-handed and solo offshore racing will set sail with a GORI Racing Propeller whilst the latest Francois Gabart Trimaran SVT Lazartigue 101ft Ultim is equipped with a GORI three-blade propeller. We’ll be following their progress as these teams prepare for their first big races.

Improve performance – choose a GORI Propeller as less drag means greater efficiency. GORI Propellers have by far the lowest drag propeller whilst sailing with many yards fitting them as standard. Remember you can always retrofit a GORI Propeller.

Life is about the journey, not the destination – choose a GORI Propeller. They offer by far the smoothest propeller based on proven design and engineering with the best manoeuvrability. So, if you want to get to your destination for sundowners and not spill your G&T on the way, choose GORI Propeller.

The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Find out more on the GORI Racing Propeller – www.gori-propeller.com.

Trusting Mother Nature to carry you safely across the seven seas is a lot easier with top of the line components on board.

Specialist maritime equipment
We design, manufacture and market specialist equipment for cruising, racing, and super yachts. Our goal is, and has always been, best-in-class products with the strength to handle anything a raging sea can throw at them, without compromising control or speed.

BSI Group Boat Show Calendar

By BSI, Easy, Gori Propeller, Hundested propeller, Jefa Steering, Moonlight, OYS

NEWS & EVENTS

BSI Group Boat Show Calendar

24 August 2021
Boat Shows where you can meet the BSI Group and see our range of BSI Rigging, Easy Products, GORI Propellers, Hundested Propellers, Jefa Steering, Moonlight Portlights and Hatches, and OYS Rigging.

BSI Group

Open Yard – Aug. 27 – 30

Cannes – Sept. 7 – 12

Southampton – Sept. 10 – 19

Genova – Sept. 16 – 21

Newport – Sept. 16 – 19

La Rochelle – Sept. 28 – Oct. 3

Fort Lauderdale – Oct. 27 – 31

METS – Nov. 16 – 18

BSI Rigging

Monaco Yacht Show Sept.22 -24th, 2021.

Annapolis Boat Show Oct. 13 – 17, 2021. Tent O-13 and O-14.

Boot, Dusseldorf Jan. 22-30th Jan 2022.

GORI Propeller

Øpet Varv Aug 27-29th, 2021

Copenhagen Boat Show Sept. 3 – 5th, 2021

Cannes Boat Show Sept. 7 – 10, 2021

Southampton Boat Show Sept. 15 – 17, 2021

Newport International Boat Show Sept. 16-19th, 2021. AB Marine,
Tent B Booth 6

Annapolis Boat Show Oct. 14 – 17, 2021

United States Sailboat Show Oct. 14-18th, 2021. AB Marine, Tent B Booth 47-49

Miami International Boat Show Feb. 16-20th, 2022. Stand TBC

Moonlight

Newport International Boat Show Sept. 16-19th, 2021. AB Marine,
Tent B Booth 6

United States Sailboat Show Oct. 14-18th, 2021. AB Marine, Tent B Booth 47-49

Miami International Boat Show Feb. 16-20th, 2022. Stand TBC

OYS

Southampton International Boat Show Sept. 10-19th, 2021. Advanced Rigging and Hydraulics Stand J213. Allspars J251.

Genoa Boat Show Sept. 16th – 19th. G&G Rigging Stand SY06 Piazzale Marina accessori vela

Trusting Mother Nature to carry you safely across the seven seas is a lot easier with top of the line components on board.

Specialist maritime equipment
We design, manufacture and market specialist equipment for cruising, racing, and super yachts. Our goal is, and has always been, best-in-class products with the strength to handle anything a raging sea can throw at them, without compromising control or speed.

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New 101ft Ultim with GORI Propeller

By Gori Propeller

NEWS & EVENTS

New 101ft Ultim with GORI Propeller

27 July 2021
Francois Gabart Trimaran SVT Lazartigue has finally touched the water after two year of hard work. What an incredible sight.

This 101ft Ultim is equipped with a GORI 3 blade propeller and all at GORI wish her fair winds and following seas.

Their first race is set to be Transat Jacques Vabre, starting in Le Havre on November 7, 2021.

More on the propeller can be found here

Trusting Mother Nature to carry you safely across the seven seas is a lot easier with top of the line components on board.

Specialist maritime equipment
We design, manufacture and market specialist equipment for cruising, racing, and super yachts. Our goal is, and has always been, best-in-class products with the strength to handle anything a raging sea can throw at them, without compromising control or speed.

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The folding propeller: An interest that goes beyond racing yachts

By Gori Propeller

NEWS & EVENTS

The folding propeller: An interest that goes beyond racing yachts

14 June 2021

A reflection on the choice of propeller, constrained but welcome

Vincent Thouvenel has been the happy owner of a 12-meter aluminum sailboat for 2 years. If he sails well, it is not a racing boat. However, he likes to keep performance and was forced to look at the type of propeller installed following the loss of his propeller. “My boat is an amateur design-build from the late 1980s, made by a friend of Michel Joubert. It would have inspired the naval architect for the JNF 38. It is a dinghy with a light displacement of 8.2 tons and a sail area of 85 m². It is well covered, but it is not a racing boat. I bought it 2 years ago with a Kiwi Prop folding propeller. Unfortunately, I lost it while reversing in the Erdre river and it was impossible to find it”, says the yachtsman.

Forced to find a quick solution, he bought a fixed 3-blade propeller. “It was complicated. I did extensive research to find this second-hand propeller, but there is no propeller with the right pitch that can be easily adapted. In the end, it worked well with the engine, but I quickly felt the brake under sail. So I quickly wanted to find a folding propeller” says Vincent Thouvenel.

A gain in engine manoeuvrability

After researching, he finally settled on the Gori brand. “The metal blades reassured me more than the composite, even if the Kiwi Prop was efficient, although the loss of my propeller obviously made me cold. And the Gori system is a beautiful mechanism, which seduced me from my job as a merchant marine mechanic” justifies the sailor. He also emphasizes the simplicity of assembly, carried out independently from the manual. Only a translation problem, currently being solved, left a doubt.

Vincent Thouvenel was impressed by the engine’s performance. “It’s efficient in forward motion, but there’s especially a gain in reverse, with a real boost. I only have 24 horsepower, which is low, but I can stop in reverse much better than with a fixed blade propeller and there is much less pitch effect” he says.

A faster boat under sail

The most sought-after effect for the yachtsman is that the gains are also achieved under sail. Without providing any figures, the owner estimates the boat’s acceleration at 0.5 knots, while pointing out that a fairing carried out at the same time as the change also comes into play. “There’s a real gliding feel, even in light airs. It’s more expensive than other propellers, but I see it as an investment that can be used when the boat is resold. And it’s like the sails, it’s important to invest in them to move forward” concludes Vincent Thouvenel.

Original article – https://www.boatsnews.com/story/37244/the-folding-propeller-an-interest-that-goes-beyond-racing-yachts

Trusting Mother Nature to carry you safely across the seven seas is a lot easier with top of the line components on board.

Specialist maritime equipment
We design, manufacture and market specialist equipment for cruising, racing, and super yachts. Our goal is, and has always been, best-in-class products with the strength to handle anything a raging sea can throw at them, without compromising control or speed.

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Setting World Records

By Gori Propeller

NEWS & EVENTS

Winning Races and Setting Records with GORI Propeller

2021
Boats equipped with GORI Propellers are out on the water setting records and winning sailing titles. Here’s what has been achieved in 2021.

 

  • Yannick Bestaven (Maître CoQ IV) Wins Ninth Vendée Globe
  • Maserati Multi 70 – Plymouth to La Rochelle 15-16 April 2021
  • PowerPlay Multi 70 & Maserati70 – Cowes Dinard 22 April 2021
  • PowerPlay Multi 70 – Record for Original Fastnet Course 5-6 May 2021
  • Maserati70 – Record for Original Fastnet Course 7-8 May 2021

Is your boat equipped with a GORI Propeller and have you won a regatta or had a course time ratified by IRC Records or the World Sailing Speed Council? Let us know to appear here!

Trusting Mother Nature to carry you safely across the seven seas is a lot easier with top of the line components on board.

Specialist maritime equipment
We design, manufacture and market specialist equipment for cruising, racing, and super yachts. Our goal is, and has always been, best-in-class products with the strength to handle anything a raging sea can throw at them, without compromising control or speed.

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IMOCA 60’s choose GORI Propellers

By Gori Propeller

NEWS & EVENTS

IMOCA 60s Choose GORI Racing Propellers

26 April 2021

Of the 33 starters in the Vendee Globe 2020-21, 29 of the boats were equipped with a GORI Race Propeller, with 90% of all IMOCAs built since 2014 selecting them, and here’s why.

Sailing is a sport of finesse, it’s where multiple individual elements combine for peace, tranquillity, precision, speed, and manoeuvrability. If one element is missing or not quite in a line then the pieces of the puzzle, simply do not work.

Sailors and particularly those who race and compete for records focus on the most intricate detail to achieve their optimum VMG. To accomplish this, they are looking for minimal drag and this is where a GORI Racing Propeller comes into its own.

The GORI Racing Propeller is a 2-blade propeller specifically designed for the Whitbread Round the World Races in the 90s, it was a propeller designed and built for speed and now with an impressive track record to prove its success.

Its intricate design, aqua dynamic shape and ingenious folding mechanism provide the competitive sailor with absolute minimal drag below the waterline whilst having maximum effect when under power.

Already in 2021, the GORI Racing Propeller has an impressive portfolio of titles and records helping sailors achieve their goals.

2021

  • January
    • Vendee Globe winning boat Maître CoQ IV skippered by Yannick Bestaven,
  • April
    • MOD70 PowerPlay led Peter Cunningham and skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield who, who have broken the original Fastnet Course record time.
    • Masterati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini which has just broken the Plymouth to La Rochelle record.

“The GORI Racing Propeller is a popular choice especially within the IMOCA and ULTIM racing trimarans,” comments Lars Østergaard, Vice President Sales for GORI Propellers. “I like to take this opportunity to congratulate Yannick Bestaven and the crews of PowerPlay and Maserati on their achievements so far this year, at GORI Propeller we look forward to following them throughout the season.”

Trusting Mother Nature to carry you safely across the seven seas is a lot easier with top of the line components on board.

Specialist maritime equipment
We design, manufacture and market specialist equipment for cruising, racing, and super yachts. Our goal is, and has always been, best-in-class products with the strength to handle anything a raging sea can throw at them, without compromising control or speed.

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LIGHTWAVE 45 SV AVAANI, Yanmar 4JH4-TCE, SD60 & Gori propellers.

By Gori Propeller, Testimonial

NEWS & EVENTS

LIGHTWAVE 45 SV AVAANI, Yanmar 4JH4-TCE, SD60 & Gori propellers.

24 March 2021

Celebrating 25 years building some of the finest cruising catamarans in Australia, Lightwave Yachts will pair its latest Lightwave 45 SV Avaani with the ever-popular Yanmar 4JH4-TCE 75 horsepower engines, SD60 sail drives and Gori overdrive folding propellers – story by Mark Timmerman.

From a brand-new factory facility on the Gold Coast, Australia’s only production cruising catamaran builder Lightwave Yachts is creating its latest Lightwave 45, an impressive sailing machine that will feature Yanmar engines and sail drives.

Managing Director of Lightwave and renowned catamaran builder Roger Overell speaks of his designs with the confidence of a boat builder who gets his designs right.

“If you’ve done a good job in the first place with your hull moulds, that good design just keeps repeating itself,” says Roger, “so we really haven’t had to change anything on our hull design.”

In its 25th year of production however, Roger was keen to continue modernising his work and the new Lightwave 45 Avaani will get an impressive new wave-piercing reverse bow design and some “tweaks and changes that are not only cosmetic, but include slight changes to some of the onboard systems.”

Like the repeated success of his hull moulds, this latest build will carry another long-known and well-designed element that has featured in many Lightwaves – Yanmar inboard diesels and SD60 sail drives with Gori propellers.

With 84 builds to date, Lightwave has installed Yanmars in many of its hulls and according to Roger “Yanmars have always been an option we’ve offered.”

“In fact over the last five boats we’ve built, Yanmars went into four of those as customer preference,” Roger says.

75 horsepower engines to provide helpful sailing advantages

The latest Lightwave 45 Avaani (with a LOA of 14.1 metres and beam of 7.3 metres) will run two 4JH4-TCE Yanmars with rated output at 3,200rpm of 55.2kW (75 horsepower).

Roger expects an easily-achieveable top motoring speed of 10.5knots out of the Yanmars with no sails in assistance.

Sail rigging will be essentially the same on this Lightwave; “Our rigging formula has not changed much because it is a formula that works.”

“Some of the rigging and sheeting systems have adjusted over time. Things like square top mainsails are one of the key changes in the last six or so years. Square top mains for example give you better control over the sail and deliver a change in balance of the boat.”

The Lightwave 45 runs over 100 square metres of main sail and jib in standard wind power, but with upgrades can also fly 41.5 square metres of Genoa, 70 square metres of screecher or a thrilling 154 square metres of spinnaker. Combinations of these sails can deliver a 16+knot sailing speed – an advantage of good catamaran design that makes this type of vessel so popular with coastal and bluewater cruising enthusiasts.

Should prevailing conditions not be pushing the Lightwave quickly enough however, a helping hand from its Yanmars and Gori propellers in overdrive make for an efficient and more timely passage.

The 4JH series Yanmars have been a popular choice amongst yacht owners and builders for many years, and while the model going into this latest Lightwave has a mechanically-controlled engine management system, an electronic common-rail diesel variant of this turbocharged performer is also available, (delivering slightly higher horsepower).

“I’m a bit of a fan of the older-school engines (mechanically controlled),” says Roger.

Roger is not alone in boat building circles for liking the simplicity of non-electronically controlled engines, but the Yanmars are not entirely “old school” in their features or performance.

Utilising a direct injection Bosch distributor type fuel pump, the Yanmar 4JH4-TCE is one of the toughest, lightest and most fuel-efficient engines of its kind.

At 1.995 litres in displacement, the 75 horsepower model weighs in at just over 200 kilograms – making it a superb choice in higher performing hulls like those found on a Lightwave 45.

“Going for the 75 horsepower in these boats is not a bad option if you like a bit of power,” says Roger.

“And really, if you’re punching into a head sea and trying to get somewhere in a reasonable time, that kind of power can be very handy.”

Torque peaks that hit early in the rev range of the 4JH4-TCE and a beautifully smooth power curve make for a sailing engine that can be easily set to where it is needed to perform.

“The Yanmar product is proven and we’ve had a good run with them over the years,” explains Roger.

“I don’t think we have ever had a problem with a Yanmar that we’ve put in. We’ve also been lucky to have the Coomera office of Power Equipment nearby, they’re a good bunch of guys in there.”

In a somewhat serendipitous partnership to the long and trouble-free association with Yanmars is the fact that Power Equipment’s Marine Sales Executive Ray Harris has been servicing the needs of Lightwave Yachts for its entire 25 years. There are few engine purveyors in the world that could deliver that kind of pairing longevity!

Power that goes the distance

Yanmar fuel efficiency goes a long way with cruising yachts and can be the difference between a stress-free ocean crossing or many hours of worry about range and distance.

The 4JH4-TCE sips under 5 litres per hour at 2,200rpm, and even within 400rpm of its full rev’s (3,200rpm) is only using around 10 litres per hour.

It’s not surprising then that Roger Overell claims his hulls (with a standard 900litres of fuel capacity) could probably be motored all the way to New Zealand from eastern Australia with Yanmars if necessary.

“If there is limited breeze around, the motor-sailing option is a fantastic way to keep your cruising speeds easily in the 8+knot range,” explains Roger.

“Say you’re only in 5knots of breeze – your boat is only going to get at best a 5 knot sailing speed, for some a knot or so less than that.

“So that can make for a pretty slow passage if you’re relying on sailing alone. But with one engine ticking over you can bump that speed up to 7.5 or 8.5 knots easily by only running your engine at probably around 30 per cent load. It’s an efficient way to increase your average crossing speeds.” he said.

This option is made all the more efficient with the SD60 sail drive and Gori overdrive propeller option – both of which will be fitted to Lightwave’s latest build.

Sail drives a preference for Lightwave

Roger prefers sail drive systems in his catamarans, claiming they deliver a quieter and lower vibration option to shaft drives.

“The SD60 sail drive beds are soft rubber beds so you get very little vibration coming through the boat,” says Roger.

“And your thrust is being directed straight from the engine directly into the drive system with a sail drive.

“You never have any alignment issues and the noise/vibration factor is less because of all that rubber footing.”

The inner and outer rubber sealing of the SD60 sail drive isn’t its only advantage however, with a moisture sensor guarding against inadvertent failure of the through-hull seals and the ease of in-water oil changing facility, (no need for beaching or haulout to change gearbox oil).

Coupled with 20inch Gori three-blade overdrive folding propellers, the Yanmar-matched SD60 sail drive legs on the new Lightwave will run a 2.49 to 1 ratio gearbox, delivering some seriously valuable thrust with the 4JH4-TCE’s high torque abilities.

The fact that the Gori propeller system can be coupled with Yanmar auxiliaries is one of the biggest advantages of the brand according to Roger.

“I think the fact that you can couple the Gori propeller with its overdrive function to the Yanmar is a winning deal,” says Roger.

“Sail drives have proven themselves over time also.

“Long ago there may have been issues with corrosion or the like in some sail drive systems, but nowadays you don’t seem to get those issues.

“Sail drives are a great option for us too in terms of catamaran design. It means the engines can be further back and can be accessed from outside the boat via deck hatching. That also allows us to keep the machinery space completely separated from the accommodation space on the boat.”

However keeping the machinery away from the luxurious interiors and accommodations of the fabulous Lightwave 45 is no excuse for a lack of maintenance according to Roger.

“Some people buy a brand new boat, and five or ten years later it looks the same as when you gave it to them,” explains Roger of his experience in the boat business. “Others will come back in six months with an obvious lack of respect for the engines – things like a spray of lanolin and a quick wipe over the engine to keep it clean can make all the difference.

“Regardless of the engine brand, you’re asking for trouble by not doing regular checks and keeping everything clean in an engine room.”

Sage advice indeed from an experienced builder of quality boats with quality engines.

More information on the 3-blade Folding Propeller

Trusting Mother Nature to carry you safely across the seven seas is a lot easier with top of the line components on board.

Specialist maritime equipment
We design, manufacture and market specialist equipment for cruising, racing, and super yachts. Our goal is, and has always been, best-in-class products with the strength to handle anything a raging sea can throw at them, without compromising control or speed.

L30 Picked for Inaugural Offshore Worlds with a GORI Race Propeller

By Gori Propeller

NEWS & EVENTS

L30 Picked for Inaugural Offshore Worlds with a GORI Race Propeller

August 2019

World Sailing have selected the L-30 as the official One Design boat for the Offshore World Championship to be sailed in Malta in 2020. At least 20 boats will be on the starting line.

The GORI Racing Saildrive propeller 380 x 265 LHS was selected to be part of the action. All the boats are equipped with the Yanmar 2YM15 SD25 Saildrive.

The GORI Racing has zero drag, no other propeller can say this, excellent thrust in forward & reverse & the GORI is approved for the Yanmar saildrives & all other makes, with its flexible rubberised bushing that absorbs shock & inertia as required by all the engine manufacturers.

Actually, the majority of newer One Designs are all equipped with GORI Racing propellers.

GORI Race Propeller is on HUGO BOSS

By Gori Propeller, Uncategorised

NEWS & EVENTS

GORI Race is on HUGO BOSS

AUGUST 2019
Designed by Alex Thomson Racing and naval architects VPLP, and built by world-renowned boat builder Jason Carrington, the new HUGO BOSS boat is the first of its kind in the world. The IMOCA 60 racing yacht has been built with one goal in mind – to win the Vendée Globe 2020-21.  And she’s outfitted with a Gori Race Propeller.

See stories here:

Alex Thomson hoping experience and bold design of his £5.5m superboat pays off in Vendee Globe

Video: Introducing the new HUGO BOSS boat

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