The VG-RCX 46 R/C

Project Detail

Specifications:
LOA 14.10 m (46′ 3″)
LWL 12.23 m (40′ 1″)
Max Beam 4.04 m (13′ 6″)
Draft 2.77 m (9′ 1″)
DSPL 8140 kgs (17950 lbs)
SA (up 100%) 103 m2 (1250 ft2)
SA (dn) 233 m2 (2750 ft2)

The VG-RCX 46 R/C, like the VG-111, has been developed for the IRC racer/cruiser, cruiser/racer market. This design will be a great offshore competitor with a light weight, fully functional, cross-purpose interior.

The hull geometry is quick streamline canoe body and fine entry forward guarantee a strong windward performance, while the powerful after sections ensure a dominant planing ability. The fractional rig is carbon fiber with 20o swept back spreaders. The cockpit is long and open with a dual competition carbon wheels, through-the-boom mainsail sheeting, and a non-overlapping jib. The keel is our state-of-the-art, high-lift foil and bulb configuration, contributing to a remarkably stable and well-balanced boat.

Below decks is a functional and well laid out interior attuned to offshore sailing. There is a forward-facing navigation station to port, the galley to starboard, six pipe cots, permanent salon seating which form two more berths, and an enclosed head.

Water ballast tanks can be fitted to give this design an expanded range of stability and further add to the versatility and dynamics of the boat. This system will allow the owner to race offshore with reduced crew numbers.

The construction of the post-cured hull and deck structure consists of a vacuum-bagged, wet-preg e-glass and kevlar laminate over a foam core using an epoxy resin. Carbon fiber is used selectively in areas of high loadings such as stringers, frames, and chainplates. The rudder blade and stock are all carbon.