The ICE33 project, designed by Felci Yachts, represents the very latest generation of boats dedicated exclusively to racing.
An uncomplicated and uncompromising 10 metre-long monohull created to be super-fast in real time, whilst simultaneously offering the chance to achieve excellent results in regulation races such as the IRC, ORC Sport Boat Category and the brand new HPR.
The whole project is aimed at extremely high performances as being the key to enjoyment, getting results in regattas and above all giving this new racer a long life span.
Absolute performances, obtained by eliminating all “slow down” components which are sometimes “required” by the regulations, is considered of fundamental importance in avoiding the risk of having a boat that then becomes obsolete at the first technical modification at formula level, but on the contrary has a long competitive life.
It is also important to underline the fact that the project of a new hull, as an absolutely technical expression, although created as always from in-depth studies and research in continuous evolution supported by new and up-to-date computer resources, sometimes represents the development of one that already exists, created antecedently and thus already well tested both on a theoretical level as well as in the field.
In Felci Yachts these latest CFD studies have caused us to reassess the potentiality of these hulls, already present in our “Dna”; we could define them as “high stability form rounded hulls” and it is thanks to this project that they have been evaluated and evolved even further.
Notwithstanding the weight of the torpedo comprises 55% of the final weight, in theory it could be further reduced in order to optimize the 33 in conditions of particularly light wind.
From the structural and constructive point of view the choices were made with the objective of creating a composite as light as possible but at the same time one that would meet the minimum laminates imposed by ISO regulations. There has been detailed work in studying the interconnections between the structures, the forestay and shroud fitting attachments, the fin recess and its reinforcement structure.
An interesting element is the fin structure which, together with great efficiency and rigidity, offers an ergonomically important element, that is the chaise longue which, in the case of long regattas with a reduced crew, allows for a very comfortable stand-by phase.
A high modulus carbon mast with PBO standing rigging, the very latest generation of deck equipment and numerous small but high quality details such as, for example, carbon pulpits and stanchions, complete the efficacy and the “look” of this thorough-bred racer that will launch with an over-all weight of 1900 kilos, of which 1000 are dedicated to the keel and torpedo.
The sail area upwind, in the racing version with square top mainsail, is around 72 m2, whilst downwind it is around 210 m2, thanks to a mast head gennaker at the and a more than 2 metre long, retractable bowsprit.
The Open version will make use of a furling Code Zero or similar.