The classic lines above the water belie the modern technology below. A modern L- shaped Bulb keel provides excellent upwind sailing with a perfect balance in the boat. With the new keel shape, we were able to put the centre of gravity much lower down and ended up with 20% less weight in the keel but an even better righting moment. The deep spade rudder gives the helmsmen the right grip on all courses, keeping the Saffier Sc 6.50 Cruise on her track. The design will appeal to a broad range of people who are looking for a simple-to-sail open yacht with beautiful lines and all the comfort and performance you expect from a modern daysailer.
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The rig with a slightly roached mainsail and a self-tacking jib provides more than enough sail area to perform, especially in lighter winds, while the self-tacking jib means gybing and tacking is as easy as it gets.
She can also be easily fitted out with a furling gennaker sail. This provides a very effective way of getting more sail area downwind or on a reach and the handling is as simple as a furling jib. Because of this rig the Saffier Sc 6.50 Cruise is perfect for solo sailing and does not require an experienced crew.
With all these modern features her performance is everything you would expect of a modern design.
A key feature of the Saffier Sc 6.50 Cruise is her large and ergonomic cockpit. This deep, sheltered space feels safe and secure and will seat six people to comfortably. Perfect for your family and friends who want to enjoy a good day of cruising.
The solo aspect is a very important point as well. As a helmsmen you can operate all the lines by yourself without having to ask for any help while manoeuvering. The integrated boxes to store your halyards and lines will provides a clean and uncluttered cockpit while sailing.
Inside is a hidden space you would not expect from a 6.50 m daysailer. It has enough room for two to sleep and to store bags, clothing or a coolbox and is waterproof closed by 2 Plexiglass hatches.
KEY FEATURES INCLUDE
• Beautiful classic lines combined with today’s technology below the waterline.
• A large cockpit layout for six people to sit comfortably.
• Super easy to operate and sail by the helmsman alone.
• Easy setting of the sails, with self-tacking jib and gennaker on a furler.
• A modern rig design combined with a bulb keel.
• A deep spade Rudder for excellent performance.
• Very seaworthy, with a ballast ratio of almost 50%.
• Diesel engine or electrical propulsion when not sailing.
• Flexiteek teak decking, no maintenance and great looks.
• Excellent price/quality ratio.
Gelcoat , sapphire blue( ral 5004) with white waterline and coveline laminated in fibreglass reinforced polyester, 7mm thick from bow to stern, 15mm thick over the keel line. On both sides there is a stainless steel rubbing strake. The keel attachment area is reinforced with roving Laminate and has four athwartship beams to distribute the keel forces.
Deck and cockpit Deck
Of sandwich construction, anti-slip structure in deck and cockpit floor and laminated with a gel coating. On deck four folding cleats provide a clean, uncluttered deck space. The front deck contains an anchor well with hatch. The aft deck features a hatch with space below to store fenders, mooring lines and other equipment. The furling system of the jib has been recessed beneath the decks to give a clean look to the rig and maximise the efficiency of the jib. 1x winch (Harken) on winch console. 1 rail for the selftacking jib. Cockpit - Very spacious and ergonomic cockpit with sufficient room for six people. All sheets, halyards, reefing lines and kicking-strap can be operated by the helmsman alone. Boxes to store halyards and other lines are integrated into the cockpit design. In the aft end of the cockpit there is a hatch with easy access to the diesel engine. In the front of the cockpit is the entrance hatch to the cabin which is a comfortable size for entry and exit. A console, located in front of the cabin entrance, provides space for a log/depth/wind meter* and a magnetic compass*. A cockpit table* can be fitted in the cockpit floor.
There is sufficient room for two people to sleep and storing of sailing gear, food, etc. It is possible to install a refrigerator*.
Keel and rudder
The keel is a solid lead, modern-shaped race keel with bulb. A balanced deep spade rudder with teak tiller and tiller extension. Shaft is stainless steel and laminated into the rudder.
All valves, skin conduits and air bleed valves are made of brass. All hoses and piping have been approved according to ISO and CE standards.
The Selden mast, spreaders and boom are made of aluminium. Mast can be lowered without a crane. All ironwork is made of high quality stainless steel. The boom is equipped with two reefing lines (running through the boom) and kicking-strap. Reefing lines and kicking-straps are directed towards the cockpit. All sheets run through the mast. Main rigging, lower rigging, bow and stern are made of stainless steel wire with turnbuckles.
Made from high quality Dacron that has been through a stiffening process to make the sails hardwearing and keep their shape. Mainsail comes with two reefs as standard. Jib is a self-tacking.
Hand-held bilge-pump, 4 fenders and mooring lines