The 2XS-850

Project Detail

Specifications:
LOA 8.50 m (28′ 0″)
LWL 8.00 m (26′ 2″)
Max Beam 2.48 m (8′ 2″)
Draft 2.13 m (7′ 0″)
DSPL 1134 kgs (2500 lbs)
SA (up) 42 m2 (450 ft2)
SA (dn) 107 m2 (1153 ft2)

Just launched! This ULDB rocket is designed to be an inexpensive go-fast day racer, capable of leaving the competition in the dust. The 2XS 850 is targeted at inshore round-the-buoys racing and promises to provide a whole bunch of excitement for the people who sail them.

The construction of the 850 is e-glass and Core Cell foam core in a vinyl ester or epoxy resin. The boat has a carbon deck-stepped mast, boom and retractable bowsprit. The moderately roached main, non-overlapping jib, and an asymmetric spinnaker provide all the horsepower this boat needs, both upwind and down. Handling is made relatively easy with the simplified deck hardware package.

With the aid of the lifting “T” keel, transom-hung rudder, unique drop rig configuration, and a center point lifting arrangement, the 2XS 850 can be set up and launched in under 30 minutes from either a hoist or from a boat ramp. In addition, the 8’2” beam and light displacement make for a hassle free trailering package.

See construction photos of the 2XS 850