- LENGTH (LOA)6.84m
- BEAM (INCLUDING WINGS)2.58m
- Code 1 jib13.4sqm
- Code 1 asymmetrical spinnaker59.9sqm
- Weigth of hull300kg
- Weigth of keel and buld300kg
Longtze Premier is a high-tech sport boat designed by Steve Thompson, internationally well-known designer whom in creating boats that are “ the sleek sports cars of the water”. The boat is powered by a large roached 20.6 s.q.m. mainsail rigged on a 11 meter carbon mast, one 13.4 s.q.m. code 1 jib and a powerful 58.5 s.q.m asymmetric masthead spinnaker rigged on a 2.4m carbon bowsprit. This makes impressive propulsion balanced by the boat’s low gravity point and the width of the hull. A smaller code 3 jib of 7.4 s.q.m. comes as an option for strong winds condition.
The sail plan has been developed by Luc Gellusseau, LE DEFI technical manager, and Bruce Holis, well known for 18 feet skiff sail design, and tested through specific sailing sessions. Its performance is also related to the fabric using laminated PENTEX for the mainsail and the jib, a high-tech material offering two times the stretch resistance of regular Dacron polyester and much better UV resistance. The spinnaker is full radial with a vectran luff line to get a better stability. It is made of MP 70, a light and resistant material. The production of the sails integrates an elegant Longtze Premier graphic design.
The mast is laminated in carbon modulus of 80 GPA cured at 80° C with internal reinforcing pads for the high load cutouts. it comes with two sets of aluminium swept spreaders, which allows to get rid of runners and backstays. The mast is stepped in the base cockpit with a deck collar for maximum stability. The rigging is all Dyform utilising special double acting adjustable turnbuckles.
The boat has the right volume sections for fast upwind sailing in all conditions, downwind, thanks to the shape associated with light weight and a powerful rig, she will jump early on the surf, the efficient keel lested by a lead bulb draft at 1.8 meters provides a good stability to the boat, whether sailing for recreation, racing or sharing some great moments with friends, Longtze Premier will offer you a combination of excitement, simplicity, reliability and performance and she is a secure and easy boat to sail under all conditions.
The production of Longtze Premier was launched 1st Feb, 2008 with an immediate success. Boats have been sold in Asia (China, Korea, Hong Kong) and are part of a long term program in the region. Meanwhile Longtze Premier has found a welcome reception in Europe and boats have been bought by owners in Germany, Belgium, Holland, France and Switzerland.
Keel Lifting System
Not only for Racing
The sail, made out of robust material, (Dacron in place of Pentex used for the Racing sails) have less volume and are easier to manage. The new sails are oriented towards club racing, as their name indicates, for those who are just starting sailing or sailing for the first time on a Longtze Premier sport boat, but are also adapted for professional sailors.
The spinnaker has less surface, 45 s.q.m. instead of 58.5 s.q.m. and allows easier gybing, the jib is 9 s.q.m. instead of 13.4 s.q.m. and the mainsail is 17 s.q.m. instead of 20.6 s.q.m.. These sails emanate from the three sail plan prototypes which are currently on the market. Clubs, amateurs, novices, college teams… it yours for the taking!