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Launch of the Cigale 18
Launch of the Cigale 18

"Artisan de luxe", the French yacht builder Alubat, based in Les Sables d’Olonne in the Vendee, has just completed the construction of a Cigale 18, big sister to the Cigale 16. This magnificent, 60 foot fin keel, 100% aluminium yacht is available until the 10th of July for test sails in Les Sables d’Olonne.

The Cigale 18 is a testament to the skills and knowledge of the Vendeen yacht builders, Alubat and the launch of this new yacht marks a new era for this legendary company. The Cigale 18, designed by Marc Lombard, follows the lead of the Cigale 16 but is larger, faster and stronger. “This 18.24m yacht showcases all Alubat’s expertise. Her lines are clean and the interior is very modern. This is really a new generation of fast keelboats dedicated to offshore cruising, which begs to be taken on grand ocean voyages’’. This CIGALE 18 features a 25 m carbon mast and bowsprit, a twin rudders and a 245 m² gennaker.

In the wake of the arrival of the Cigale 18, Alubat will be exhibiting an Ovni 365 and Ovni Evolution 52 at the Grand Pavois Boatshow in La Rochelle from the 17th to 22nd September, and an Ovni 365 in Southampton Boatshow from 12th to 21st September 2014

Press invitation: You are invited to come to Les Sables d’Olonne to test sail the CIGALE 18. She will be available until 10th July.

General Characteristics of the Cigale 18

• Architect: Marc Lombard
• Twin rudders
• Rudders and rudder stocks profiled in aluminum:
• Length Overall: 18.24 m
• Waterline Length: 17.42 m
• Maximum beam: 5.18 m
• Draft: 2.85 m
• Air draft: 26.46 m
• Mainsail: 84 m²
• Genoa: 86 m²
• Stay sail: 50 m²
• Asymmetric Spinnaker: 220 m²
• Gennaker: 245 m²

Photo : Alubat
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