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Offline Balou

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Pictures of the Akilaria 9.50 at the Paris boat show
« on: December 18, 2007, 22:57:10 PM »
Hi,

Here follow some pictures of the Akilaria 9.50 seen at the Paris boat show. Just click on the thumbnail to enlarge it.

I hope this will help to give an idea of boat for those who couldn't come.






(keel of the 40') 




« Last Edit: January 01, 2008, 21:41:11 PM by Balou »

Offline sailor66

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Re: Pictures of the Akilaria 9.50 at the Paris boat show
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 23:08:29 PM »
Thank you very much!!

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Re: Pictures of the Akilaria 9.50 at the Paris boat show
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 23:53:07 PM »
Thanks great shots.

It looks like a lot of thought has go into the detail, such as the 3d jib sheet system, 6:1 & 24:1 mainsheet, interesting to see the double tail on the fine trim.
The latest in curved spreaders.

Does anyone have a price on this great looking boat?
« Last Edit: December 19, 2007, 03:37:18 AM by SloopJohnB »

Offline sailor66

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Re: Pictures of the Akilaria 9.50 at the Paris boat show
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 01:57:57 AM »
Are the toe rails wood?

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Re: Pictures of the Akilaria 9.50 at the Paris boat show
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 09:51:19 AM »
They said 110.000 euros ex VAT
That keel is the one of the 40', i think their 9.50 will have a flange 'head' fastened to the bottom shell.
The toe rails are wood indeed.

I'm glad they had their boat on the show as it made everything more real for every one, even for the competition...!

Charles

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Re: Pictures of the Akilaria 9.50 at the Paris boat show
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 18:45:50 PM »
That keel is the one of the 40',

Hah! I was trying to picture that keel stuck on that boat. I couldn't figure if it was an illusion or what.

Balou ---Thanks for the pictures. You did a great job of giving a complete idea of the boat.

That is a lot of boat for 110k euros. Pretty cool!

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Re: Pictures of the Akilaria 9.50 at the Paris boat show
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2007, 18:46:48 PM »
Yep, the thing that makes this class different is that sailing and sailhandling will be priority one.
NOt much compromises in that, so sailors who wants a good trim able yacht, this is one....
Get away from the bathtubs... get one like this... big laugh...
(and yes I am building cruisers now, that sucks...)

Oh, and almost all controls lead to one place, very nice, good angle to site etc...

Offline SloopJohnB

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Re: Pictures of the Akilaria 9.50 at the Paris boat show
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2007, 21:15:54 PM »
110 k euros (NZ$212 k) that not bad, a Young 88 was just launched down here in Auckland last week for about NZ$185 K, a small boat compared with a 950. Basic equipment ali mast & boom. Photo from www.crew.org.nz.

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Re: Pictures of the Akilaria 9.50 at the Paris boat show
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2008, 03:44:30 AM »
Has anyone heard how successful the show was for the Akilaria, any sales?

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Re: Pictures of the Akilaria 9.50 at the Paris boat show
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2008, 09:33:53 AM »
John,

When I spoke with Marc Lombard roughly a month ago, i was told two boats had been sold (including his own purchase, the 2nd one going to mini sailor Bruno Sottovia) and that many people were interested but waiting to test it. His boat was waiting for its keel to be delivered and should be sailing by now.

As far as the rule / class / websites are concerned. I haven't had much news, but the rule seem to be fixed by now, with the federation accepting the latest version of class/rule that was decided at the show. The website is on its way, but i don't have any more updates.

About the FoX 9.50: I went to visit the yard 2 weeks ago in the very north of Sweden (really nice place). The boat looks really good, well made and hungry for high speed sea miles...! Everything is coming along nicely, but we are running a little bit behind schedule due to supplier delays, and there is still some fairing to be done... The launch is now planned for end of April / early May. The first boat, which should go to a German owner, will be tested first in LuleƄ and then on a delivery to southern Baltic were it should be available in June for interested parties to have a go at it.
More pictures on my website...

Cheers,
Charles