Lutra 80 Singularity: A New Arrival On The Yacht Racing Scene

By on September 1, 2010

The team at McConaghy’s has done it again with the innovative technology that was incorporated into the construction of the 80ft Mediterranean Debutante. This yacht is a sailing vessel that is setting new records at the European yacht racing events. The newly developed Lutra 80 Singularity is beautiful, sleek and incredibly fast. The whole team that was involved in the design of this magnificent sailing vessel has used cutting edge technology once only available to NASA to incorporate strength and hull integrity into their racing yacht.

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The Lutra 80 Singularity design makes this sailing superyacht one of the finest true performance cruisers on the racing scene. An international team of experts were pulled together to create this amazing yacht. Given the fact that there are very strict guidelines that must be adhered to in the races, this craft had to be designed to not only be fast but lightweight as well. The internal fit out weight is just one and a half tons, while the overall weight is twenty four and a half tons.

The Lutra 80ft superyacht design is a very high level fit out for a racer. The full teak interior fit out is super lightweight on panels made of carbon Nomex. The canting keel is like none other this company has designed.

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McConaghy has been central to the imperatives of stronger hulls, lighter vessels, and faster race times than ever before. By staying right on the cutting edge of technology, this team of builders has created a magnificent racing yacht that is turning the world of yacht racing on its ear. This newly designed craft comes from a line that has the reputation of building some of the best performance yachts ever seen. Reliability and performance have been built into the craft by using progressive technologies, for example pre-preg carbon construction. Founder John McConaghy became the first marine manufacturer to implement and break new ground by using the aerospace industries lamination technology

Each project is engineered with explicit signature design and specifications and its own distinctive set of conditions. As the international team creates each project, they build a series of panels for testing that are mockups of the laminate and mould surface and the construction conditions. Each panel is tested for weight, surface finish, and core bonding. The process is continually refined to create the world’s lightest, strongest, and possibly fastest racing yachts ever built.

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The world’s most excellent designers recognize that they can depend on the purist traditions at McConaghy to perform their procedures with definitive exactitude. Yacht owners know that the forty years of experience and expertise that is built into every yacht will deliver performance, style and dependability. The workmanship and close attention to every small detail is what sets a McConaghy yacht apart from all the rest.

Racing fans should keep their eyes pointed to the horizon in order to catch a glimpse of this magnificent craft as she goes racing out of reach. The style, beauty, light weight and cutting edge design has brought this craft to the winner’s circle in the world of performance cruisers.

Specification of the Lutra 80 Singularity:

Length Overall: 80.381 ft/24.500 m
Length of Waterline: 75.279 ft/22.945 m
Beam: 17.487ft/5.330 m
Total Weight (light): 54,012 lbs/24,500 kg
Bulb Weight: 17,637 lbs/8 tonnes
Hull: Foam/carbon
Deck: Nomex/carbon
Rig & Sail Dimensions
Description: Fractional 3 spreader rig (sweep @ 20deg)/running backstays
Mast: Southern Spars – high modulus carbon
Boom: Southern Spars – high modulus carbon, Park Avenue
Rigging: EC6
Furler: Reckmann Hydraulic under deck furler/carbon foil
Rig height (above WL): 121.063 ft/36.900 m
Jib#2: 1,662.47 sq ft/154.44 m2
Main sail: 2,161.80 sq ft/200.83 m2
Gennaker A4: 6,647.89 sq ft/617.59 m2
Cruising Accommodation: Sleeps 8/4 x Guests/2 x Crew
Owners: Cabin King size bed, en suite head/shower
Guest Cabin: Double bed/head/shower
Saloon: Table and seating for 8/Lounge&Study area with Arm Chair
Crew Cabin: 4 x Race bunks/day head and shower
Racing Crew: Max Crew 20

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Related links:
Design Unlimited
Lutra Yacht Design
McConaghy Yachts