(Sorry, another Chrome translation.)
Last week I wrote about a wonderful dinghy from Germany. I’m quite surprised we didn’t get more comments.
This week, we’re in France, at Leggero Boats
(All photos courtesy Leggero Boats. The one shown above is the Leggero L8)
And here’s a video of her under sail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DcUhs8N6XOQ
Here are her specs:
LOA: 8 meters
Beam: 2.5 meters
Draft: 1.9 meters
– keel raised: .8 meters
Light displacement: 1,300 kg
Ballast: 450 kg
Her construction, from their website:
“This is the site of Alexandre Genoud who was entrusted with the responsibility of building the first Leggero L8 Fouras in his unit near La Rochelle. A site known for its many buildings in small series of wooden sailing ships composite .
Wood, renewable material par excellence, has been used since antiquity in the construction of boats, but has been relegated in the 60s to the rank of historical material.
However, the Leggero L8 is deliberately built of wood. The wood chosen for its lightness and strength . The wood selected for its beautyunmatched.
The hull shape is made of strip-planking (or wood lath) and then laminated for ease of maintenance and the guarantee of an excellent durability.
The wood? The soul of a structure and technology of today.”