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F 70 Full-foiling Daysailer-Racer By Persico Marine and Carkeek Design Unveiled

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Image courtesy Persico Marine and Carkeek Design

 The F 70 – a new breed of high-performance dual-purpose day sailer and racing foiling yacht – has been introduced by world-renowned yachtbuilder Persico Marine of Nembro, Bergamo, Italy, and highly regarded inshore-offshore yacht designer Carkeek Design Partners of Palma de Mallorca, Spain. This new sailing platform for owners and crews alike will bring state-of-the-art yacht design within reach of a wider audience. 

 The new F 70 is an ultra-fast and lightweight, foil-assisted carbon composite day sailor and racer, designed to deliver unprecedented performance with style and comfort. Incorporating the latest design R&D and technology, the F 70 Series is Carkeek’s response for a dual-purpose full-foiling yacht. The goal is to deliver an innovative concept for owner drivers: a stylish, simple, strong, safe and highly competitive foiling yacht, offering a seamless transition between day sailing and racing sailing modes. 

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Image courtesy Persico Marine and Carkeek Design

The next generation, foiling dual-purpose F 70 is easily driven and fast in all conditions and angles, whether day sailing or racing. The yacht features advanced performance control systems allowing the owner and crew to sail safely and reliably at high speed. The designer and builder have pushed the boundaries with well-researched and tested ideas to maximize competitiveness and surpass expectations. 

Seventy feet has been deliberately chosen as the starting mid-range size most able to provide an optimal all-round solution,Mr. Carkeek explained. “It takes into account low crew requirements, dual usage, racing and lifestyle requirements, while also keeping an eye on cost and the bigger picture.” 

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Image courtesy Persico Marine and Carkeek Design

The main foils combined with the rudder T-foils are designed to fly the F 70 at 10 TWS. The custom F 70 foil retracting and control systems use the latest technologies developed for the America’s Cup and IMOCA boats, so as to offer safe yet precision flight control and modes in all conditions. As the foils must be stored to allow the boat to berth normally, a unique system is employed to achieve this function at rest mode. The foil package has been developed utilizing the latest CFD and VPP simulation software. 

All composite components will be built in-house at the Persico Marine yard, utilizing the latest Persico-developed robotic technology. 

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