Flaar 26 is a professional race boat in a compact size. We did not make any compromise because of the ease of production, we always kept our eyes on our main goal, to make the boat as fast as possible.
Even the finest details are made for lowest possible weight and highest possible speed. A unique design method was used to shape a hull that has extremely low wetted surface, which becomes even smaller but remains symmetrical when the boat heels. The boat itself is still wide enough to give the needed righting moment to balance the huge sails.
Deck arrangement ensures easy handling for the crew and makes the boat suitable for single handed sailing.
Lightweight carbon sandwich boat
Carbon/epoxy sandwich construction using PVC foam core materials. All parts constructed by vacuum infusion process in high quality female molds. Heavy density inserts or solid laminate in way of all hardware. Monolithic (solid carbon) areas in way of keel, chainplates.
Carbon/epoxy fin (~30 kg) with lead bulb (~440 kg). The keel can be lifted with winch, and fixed with Spinlock jammer - the draught can be reduced from 2.0 to 1.2 m.
Two rudders built with carbon and epoxy resin. One central tiller of carbon/epoxy in the cockpit, with adjustable length extension. Foot rests on cockpit floor for support when heeling.
Mast and rig
Manufactured by Pauger Carbon of pre-preg carbon, using overpressure in female mould. Mast is deck stepped with double swept back spreaders (carbon) and running backstays. Mast is finished with polyurethane varnish. Shrouds and headstay are Rod rigging, adjustable inner-forestay and running backstays are Dyneema. Boom and gennaker pole are carbon/epoxy too.
Harken self tailing winches , Harken blocks and organizers. Spinlock rope clutches. Pulpits, pushpits in 316 polished stainless steel, stanchions and chainplates in carbon.
Two tanks each side with a volume of 255L/side. Large diameter transverse tube. Discharge is via gravity, transverse is via gravity or using electric pumps.
carbon mast with two spreaders
carbon boom and central bowsprit
carbon fin of 30 kg and lead bulb of 440 kg (liftable)
2 carbon rudders
100% carbon/epoxy structure
backstay high gear-ratio - tensioning can be done by hand or by winching
more than 50% keel ratio
2 or 4 berths
waterballast - transfer by gravity and/or electric pump
|Length overall (LOA)||8 m|
|Length of waterline (LWL)||7,95 m|
|Max beam (B)||2,82 m|
|Displacement (DSPL)||900 kg|
|Assymetrical spinnaker||85/115 m2|
|Mast length||12 m|
About the Flaar 26
"We visited the new boat at Flaar, and I really like it. It is designed and built on a new philosophy, which is absolutely novel in boat design."
Nandor Fa - IMOCA 60 skipper