Whether you’re going as a couple, a family, or with friends, you’re rarely more than two on deck, sometimes on your own. Our yachts are therefore designed and equipped so that any manoeuvre can be carried out with a reduced crew, without excessive effort, and most often in the safety of the cockpit.
Handling your boat
“Easy-sailing”, a real philosophy
Whatever your sailing schedule, it is always reassuring to know that your boat is easily manageable with a short-handed crew.
Since, as a crew, we quickly find ourselves with two people doing the watches, and as a couple we are often alone on deck, naval architects, designers and engineers have integrated this notion into the design of each Allures.
This goes far beyond the obvious and essential return of all manoeuvres to the cockpit. The generous size of the winches will save crew effort and allow everyone, regardless of their physical strength, to tack or take in a reef solo. Access from the two helm stations for a number of the manoeuvres also makes it possible not to systematically have to call on a second crew member. However, from the inside, thanks to the generous portholes, the latter can always keep an eye on the route, increasing the boat’s safety without mobilizing more people on deck.
Of course, the choice of sails will further enhance your ability to manoeuvre with a reduced crew, for example by favouring downwind sails on furlers. Secured to the solid platform bowsprit, they will relegate the tortuous pole gybes to the ranks of bad memories. Finally, as you approach your next anchorage, the windlass control at the helm, anchor on the bow roller, perfect visibility from either wheel, plotter in front of you and bow thruster running, will allow you to feel perfectly autonomous.