Building the Antares 44i Catamaran
was arbitrary when designing the Antares 44i sailng catamaran. A combination
of often contradictory criteria were weighed and balanced
to get the boat design that is performance driven, seaworthy
and aesthetically appealing.
From start to finish, technology was a driving force
behind building our boats. The power of this technology
is phenomenal in its ability to develop shapes and configurations.
With these systems, our designers could quickly and accurately
perform weight distribution studies using intricate
mathematical models that would otherwise take weeks
how do you find a balance between performance racing
hulls without sacrificing interior accommodations? You
use a scale.
Ted Clements, Head of Design at Antares Yachts, calculated the weight of every imaginable
item that might theoretically go on board - from the
miles of wire and fuel tanks, to cutlery, books
and ice cubes. By assigning a position
to these items, he could predict how the boat was going
to float with the particular hull shape.
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