Design #446 First 36.7
provide the cruising sailors with all the pace they may wish to turn on, and the racing sailor the opportunity to score well under IMS - based and other handicap systems.
When seeking to provide high quality design solutions to a broad range of design questions, it is essential that the manufactured weight and center of gravity of the final product closely matches estimates used in the design process. Through 12 years of cooperation between the Beneteau design office and ourselves it has been possible to refine this process to a stage where there is very close agreement. During sailing trials in St. Gilles we were pleased to observe the boat as built met weight and performance design expectations.