Production of the first Scandinavian Cruiser 20 is moving forward rapidly. We have now confirmed test sailing from November 20-25 in Xiamen, China, which we all look forward to with much anticipation.
The SC 20 is appealing to a global market segment of experienced sailors who want a classical design, combined with the latest sailing technologies and day-sailing functionalities, at a reasonable price.
We have sold out all of our production slots for this year, and we are seeing strong interest from all regions and countries around the world. We have had a very good start towards our 100 boat sales target for 2010.
Below please find recent pictures of the boat components which are all coming together these days.
The rudder and keel well molds are inserted inside the top quality hull mold, which is waxed and ready to go into production of the first hull.
The main sail is designed to mimic the characteristics of the worlds most efficient rig, the windsurfer rig, with its large roach, aerodynamic luff shape, and “gust spilling” ability, all created by the semi-unstayed rotating wingmast design on the SC 20.
Tri-radial cut jib with 3 vertical battens.
The bulp keel is cast in lead with 4% antimony for additional strength. On top of the keel you see the flange which is where the carbon fiber keel strut is fitted and sealed. The deep groove in the middle is where the stainless steel keel strut attachment is inserted, and secured from the side with three 8mm grade #316 stainless steel bolts. The keel in this picture will be painted, wet-sanded and polished for a perfect surface finish.
The 100% carbon fiber/epoxy mast, boom, gooseneck, rudder blade and keel strut are all produced in high precision aluminum mold autoclaves, which cures under 130C/266F temperature to maximize the laminate strength.
The carbon fiber mast is produced in two equal-length parts, and connected with a carbon fiber insert. Please notice the shark teeth connection, which prevents the two mast parts from rotating independently.
We will announce the boat show and test sailing schedules as soon as the first boats are shipped from the boatyard by the end of November, and during the month of December.