Wabi Sabi is a third generation Chris White designed Alantic 49 Mastfoil catamaran. The Mastfoils have the advantage of being easily managed by a single person. The foils are steered to optimum angle of attack by Jeffa electric motors. To compliment the foils there are two electric furling jibs on carbon fiber self tacking booms. In addition there is a bowsprit with a single line furler and a screacher that can be set or stowed easily.
The forward cockpit provides excellent visibility, ease of all sailing functions, visibility to deploy or haul the anchor , and safety.
When conditions warrant retreat to the inside pilothouse.
Wabi Sabi is constructed of vacuum bagged Epoxy-Vinyl ester resin high performance glass laminate cored with PVC foam. Carbon fiber is used in all the high load areas and Kevlar is used strategically to improve resistance to penetration. The aft hardtop is carbon fiber over foam. The hull is fared and finished with Alexseal lineal polyurethane, the hull is Kingston Grey and the topsides are Matterhorn White with a Safety orange bootstripe. The bottom features fixed keels built from glass over solid foam and attached to a finished hull. They can support the weight of the boat and protect the propellers and rudders.
All forward and side windows in the salon have 3M Ceramic film for heat and Ultraviolet Light reduction and also have Dometic Oceanaire reflective blinds.
The owners of this Atlantic 49' had the yacht custom built at the Alwoplast yard In Valdivia, Chile. They had previously built a 47' Atlantic which they cruised for four years, and with that experience they incorporated many important improvements; not the least of which is the Atlantic 49' has three ensuite double berth staterooms and a very spacious forward cockpit. The starboard hull has a large lazarette aft designed for mounting a generator if desired.
Alwoplast was founded in 1987 as a Chilean company under German management and located in Valdivia, Chile right at the entrance to the “roaring forties”. Their objective is to produce the finest custom built multihull, delivering exceptional performance, robust durability, lower maintenance and superior standards of finish and fit.
The new Atlantic 49-MastFoil offers exciting improvements over her earlier and smaller A47 sister. An expanded pilot house with innovative galley up/galley down configuration, bar incorporated, improved and bigger aft cockpit with a solid hardtop, loaded with solar modules and a big port aft cabin. Traditional shaft engines and the revolutionary mast foils now with electric controls.
The A49 is a great performer, combining the sparkling sailing, great cruising livability and ease of handling that the Atlantic Cats are known for.
DESIGNER; CHRIS WHITE DESIGNS
Chris White Designs specializes in the design of high performance cruising catamarans and trimarans. Each boat is designed and engineered to exacting standards of performance capability, structural integrity, ease of handling for a small crew, and comfort underway.
Chris White Designs was founded in 1983 and has consistently specialized in the design of high performance cruising catamarans and trimarans. Chris’ work is innovative within a framework of proved yacht design principles and sound structural engineering. The forward cockpit/pilothouse layout of the Atlantic series catamarans, and the patented MastFoil rig are two examples. Each boat is designed and engineered to exacting standards of performance capability, structural integrity, ease of handling for a small crew, and comfort underway.
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The patented Chris White Designs MastFoil™ is a unique combination of modern rigid airfoil technology with proven soft sails. MastFoil is a small part of the overall sail plan and can rotate 360 degrees around the load bearing mast. This allows it to be feathered on any point of sail and in any wind velocity. Left alone, the foil will continuously feather if the control is set in that mode. Another important feature is that the foil does not carry any of the mast compression loads. This enables the foil to be lightweight, structurally simple and to rotate easily around the mast.
The MastFoil rig is exclusive to Chris White Designs, and MastFoil™ is covered by Patent# 8919272 and Patent# 9114863.
Double tapered carbon fiber mast, each fitted with lightweight composite Mastfoils with counterweights incorporated. Masts are deck stepped with Kevlar K-49 shrouds.
Carbon fiber self tacking jib booms.
The 49’ Atlantic Catamaran is designed to be fully operational underway without relying on a generator; the batteries and inverters will handle all the A/C loads including air conditioning.
The house batteries are 2 x 300 amp hour at 24V. Lithionics LiPo4
There are 2 x 3000 amp Victron inverter/ chargers that share house loads so everything can be run from the battery bank. To charge the batteries the vessel has 2 kw of solar which can top off the system in the day.
Both engines have 200 amp x 24 V alternators so they can really recharge the house bank quickly.
In real hot environments it is not uncommon to idle an engine overnight when running the refrigeration and wanting AC all night.
The engines are on soft mounts with the aqua drive systems and don’t use much fuel at 1000 rpm
12 panels totaling 2KW Solara flexible walkable solar panels
6 Victron MPPT controllers
24 V Circuit breaker panel with Victron battery monitor
House Battery bank Lithionics 2ea. 300 amp hr x 24 V OPE-Li3 with two dual channel BMS
2 Lithiom Ion engine start batteries
1 Li FePo 12 V communications battery
6 24V bilge pumps
24 V Spectra Catalina water maker 13-14 gal/hr
Intellian satellite antenna with direct TV and Samsung 32 inch TV in salon
Mastfoil rotation control is via 2 ea. Jeffa 24 V geared autopilot motors
Lewmar V3 24V windlass with controls in pilothouse, forward cockpit and local to the unit.
There are Three Ensuite Staterooms on "Wabi Sabi". Amidship in both port and starboard hulls are "Island Style" queen berths which allow for the occupants to get in or out from either side. (Nobody is climbing over another person). All three staterooms have adjacent private heads and showers.The third stateroom is located in the port hull aft and features a double berth. There are Frioli Springs Supporting each mattress.
There are hatches in the overhead in each stateroom and all have Oceanaire screens and shades. Reading lights throughout.