T780 is a sports boat with canting
keel and is available for owner construction.
boat is an evolution in sport boat technology.
The T780 uses a canting keel that is activated by hydraulics
using an electric pump and with hand remote control from
One of the features of this system is its safety and ease
of use. The bonus is that the keel can be lifted for dry
or ramp launching and the beam is within normal towable
A feature of this boat is the forward cunard. The cunard
is retracting in its own case while sailing and has the
ability to self rotate to enhance upwind performance. The
rotation is adjusted by the crew for optimise performance
The rig features no backstay for ease of handling and yet
retains the safety margins required to fly the large asymmetric
spinnakers in heavy winds. The boat has been carefully designed
to utilise the benefits of the canting keel downwind.
The canting keel design on the boat allows for the use of
less crew yet provides additional stability than a similar
conventional boat with more crew. Our estimates are a saving
of 20% weight and an additional 15% stability.
Design The T780 has been designed with the owner
builder in mind utilising the latest build technology developed
The designers have utilises the latest VPP software to help
create a boat that is very fast and stable upwind yet exhilarating
The boat features a carbon double spreader rig with I point
jumpers for downwind sailing.
The mast is carefully designed to promote the extended roach
to open out and exhaust the sail in the wind puffs.
The deck layout is very simple with minimal equipment.
Construction The construction would be termed medium tech. with
the use of epoxy resins, foam core and carbon/kevlar laminates.
The keel and rudder are laminated using a foam core and
eglass laminates with carbon fiber stiffening where required.
Rig The mast is carbon fiber with two
spreaders and a jumper for topmast control at the I point.
No backstay is required
Rigging is Dyform with aluminium spreaders and boom.
The bow pod is retracting and articulating and carbon fiber.
Deck Fitout Full
Harken fitout is specified with cabin top winches for halyards
and spinnaker sheets.
Large roached mainsail in choice of material to suit the
owners application. Two jibs are required.
The spinnakers are asymmetric, one masthead and one fractional.
Trailer and launching The boat can be trailer launched using the custom
keel winch or dry sailed with the central lifting hook.
your own T780
This design is available to build yourself or by your boatbuilder. We offer extensive drawings and build
methodology with full size templates and advice throughout the
construction and tuning process.
Find out more about building your
Documentation for the T780
Construction Drawings with full size patterns
Mast and rigging
Full size patterns for temporary moulds
Keel lead bulb
Hydraulic keel system
We offer a set of study prints for this
boat to help you assess the cost and buildabilty of this boat. The study prints contain the material list, build methodology
and component list for the boat.
We also provide the cost of the components required for supply
There is a charge for the study prints, however the cost is deducted
from the drawing price when the purchase is made
How to obtain the drawings or study prints Simply click on the link below and fill our your
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you need to obtain the study prints or drawings.