The overall size of 6m coupled with a beam of approx 2.5 m gives a generous small yacht/large dinghy, comfortable to sail with 3 people, economic to buy and maintain, and easily trailable behind a car. The keel was ultimately to be heavy with a 50% ballast ratio minimum. Stability is important because it makes the boat fast and easy to sail. The deck layout is open and clean and as simple as possible. It was important to make the deck design “sexy” and much more elegant than the 1720.
The Sail Area-Displacement ratio is about the same as the 1720. The basic idea of having smaller sails for heavy weather in the 1720 worked very well because it makes the boat sailable in heavy weather without scaring the users. A non-overlapping jib was chosen for its simplicity and it also allows the chainplates to be set wide and support a simple sturdy mast section.