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Every square inch is meticulously constructed to high standards. Fit and finish is scrutinized to ensure quality prevails from stem to stern.
- Hull, Deck & Structures -100% Carbon fiber composite sandwich construction using post cured infused epoxy resins. Highly toughened foam cores (Corecell) used throughout the boat give the lightest and toughest construction, as well as adding sound and heat insulation.
- Daggerboards – Latest generation curved C daggerboards optimized from extensive America’s Cup test data. Constructed from high temperature cured pre-preg carbon fiber.
- Rudders – High aspect spade rudder incorporating T foils for heavily improved stability and on-board comfort. Constructed from pre-preg carbon fiber composite.
- Rig & Spars from Future Fibres – Carbon fiber fractional mast, Vee boom and longeron. Pre-preg carbon fiber autoclave baked.The rig is not a “cheap alloy substitute”. It has been carefully considered and designed for all its operations. The engineering involved means that it is both stronger and lighter than other equivalent “cheaper” carbon rigs on the market.
- Rigging from Future Fibres – Carbon fiber and aramid using continuous fiber construction technology, 30% of the weight of stainless steel rod rigging. This rigging technique is extensively tested by Germanischer Lloyd and exceeds all their impact and safety standards.
Morrelli & Melvin were selected to be the naval architects for the HH66. They are the designers of the America’s Cup 72 for 2013 America’s Cup contenders Emirates Team New Zealand, Oracle/BMW’s monster trimaran and 2010 America’s Cup winner and the 1988 America’s Cup winner Stars and Stripes catamaran.
With world-class cruising cats successfully lapping the globe, scores of racing victories and an immense knowledge of cutting edge catamaran technology, sea keeping, high performance and safety, Morrell & Melvin were the obvious choice.
Morrell & Melvin design engineers are frequently deployed on site to help manage the transfer of design and engineering information to the construction teams. This consistent onsite collaboration resolves the myriad of small decisions quickly and efficiently. Keeping MM on the shop floor adds an extra level of quality control as well as exploiting the best ideas that always pop up during the build process. All MM team members get their hands dirty!
Pete Melvin and MM design engineers spent two years in New Zealand for the build up to the 2013 America’s Cup challenge. Gino Morrelli and MM team members have been on site in China and South Africa overseeing new production and custom builds for many years.
MM will have nearly continuous presence during the construction of the HH66 tooling, first builds and sea trials.
Click the play arrow below to take a walk through of “Nala”!
You may remember the HH66-03 Nala owned by Jim Vos. She took 1st Place in the Offshore Multihull Class at the St. Thomas International Regatta, beating three Gunboat 60’s and the previously unbeaten Bieker 53. The event was her racing debut.
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