Prestissimo - WOW must see this - Ultimate sailing boat and design

Prestissimo - WOW must see this - Ultimate sailing boat and design

Post by Mi » Fri, 02 Dec 2005 14:38:08

This is probably one of the best web pages I have seen in a long time,
if not the best in many aspects.  Decide for yourself.....
Simple, concise, graphic without complication
"A carbon fiber unstayed mast.  This flexible mast yields under gusts
so sails can be carried into higher winds.  When the mast rebounds
after a gust it returns some of the stored energy as acceleration.
While the rig will weigh about the same as a standard rig it will have
much less maintenance as there are no shrouds or spreaders.  There
will be running backstays to keep the jib luff tight when close
hauled, but they are not required for structural support."

"A recirculating shower will accommodate a 40 minute hot shower using
stored heat and only 2 quarts of water.  Two quarts of clean water are
used for each shower, and at the end of the shower you use soap and
discard the water as you rinse the soap off."

New Wylie 43 Cruises With Unstayed Rig, Electric Drive And Lifting
"Off the boat, the keel trunk was laminated around the steel fin in
E-glass and epoxy. The trunk is 3 feet wide, 7 feet high, and allows
the 6,400-pound keel to be lifted up like a daggerboard."
"In practice, the yachts draft can be reduced from 8 feet to 6 feet
in 10 to 12 minutes of winding at a moderate effort.
A pair of fixed high-performance rudders match the draft of 4 feet in
the "keel-up" position. "

"The electric-drive system comprises a bank of 12 deep cycle 12-volt
batteries connected in series, a 144-volt DC 6 HP high-torque electric
motor, and a Glacier Bay 5.5 KW 2 cylinder diesel genset."
Composting toilet
Check out the graphics on this!!!!

Yep I like this and "advocate" everyone should have one.

Mic 67

I believe this is the owner of this boat


Resume for Joseph Huberman
Sailing Resume

        I have sailed all my life, and the skills that I bring are a
sensitivity to sail setting, good helmsmans capabilities, a desire to
keep sails and course set precisely, and cooking skills.  I am 55
years old, athletically fit and in good health.  I have sailed in
various dinghies, frequently in extreme conditions including surfing
large breaking waves in Lasers and Flying Scots, as well as sitting
motionless in Windmills, waiting for the elusive puff.  I raced
Windmills for 15 years, and won the Middle Atlantic District Champs in
1989 at Oriental, North Carolina.  My blue water experience consists
of  passages between the US *** Islands and the Middle Atlantic US
coast as well as along the Eastern Seaboard and Pacific NW .  I have
bareboat chartered for many years in the Caribbean, Alaska, Maine and

   1. 1959-61: Elementary School: Crewed on a Flying Scot owned by
Joseph B. White. We sailed most weekends with my father and Joe White
in all winds 0 - 30 Knots.
   2. 1960: for one week we sailed the Flying Scot down through the
Florida Keys in winds 0-15 knots camping on shore at night.
   3. 1965, September 7: Sailed the Flying Scot to safe harbor before
Hurricane Betsy. Winds 25-45 knots
   4. 1965 - 1968: High School: During high school I maintained the
Flying Scot for Joe White and sailed in all wind conditions 0-30 in
Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach Florida. During that time I bought an old
homebuilt Snipe-like boat and my friend Randy Sheffman bought a cheap
catamaran. We modified and repaired these boats and sailed whenever
the winds were over 15 knots. We frequently took the boats out through
Government Cut to sail in the large surf. We mostly sailed in Biscayne
Bay between Coconut Grove and Haulover Inlet. The catamaran finally
came apart one day in 30 knot winds and we were rescued by a Coast
Guard helicopter. Other activities included SCUBA diving and swim
   5. 1968-72 College: Took Sailing classes and managed the Beloit
College boathouse.
   6. 1970 Jan - April: I worked as boson on the Mystic Whaler, an
85-foot gaff rigged schooner. With Dave Irdell, the captain, a first
mate, and two galley crew we took groups on week-long cruses around
the *** Islands. Among other things, my duties were to raise,
lower, and trim the sails, set and retrieve the anchor, throw the
lead-line and con the ship through shallow waters as well as help
clean and maintain the boat. I stood watch under both power and sail,
instructed passengers on sailing the boat and ferried them to shore
using both a six-passenger rowboat and a 12 passenger diesel launch .
   7. 1970 April: Crewed on passage of Mystic Whaler from St. Thomas
VI to Mystic Connecticut. About half the time we were under power,
half the time sailing. Winds 5 - 20 knots. As watch captain I stood
both day and night watches. I assisted with celestial navigation, and
took daily noon sights.
   8. 1983: Purchased Windmill 3026 and raced it regularly in club
races and invitational regattas in the Middle Atlantic United States
until 1992. Won the Middle Atlantic District Champs in 1989 at
Oriental, North Carolina.
   9. 1988: Purchased a Laser and sailed it as well as the Windmill
regularly at Kerr and Jordan Lakes in North Carolina, and annually in
Biscayne Bay, Miami Florida. Winds 5 - 25 knots.
  10. 1990 - 1996: Purchased a Mistral Superlight Sailboard and sailed
it regularly at Jordan Lake in North Carolina and occasionally in
Biscayne Bay, Miami Florida. Winds 5 - 20 knots.
  11. 1990 - 1995 Every year in late December I sailed and crewed my
friend Mary Hartley's Intrepid 32 in southern Biscayne Bay and the
Atlantic Ocean off Miami Florida in various conditions. Winds 5 - 25
  12. 1990, December 31: From 8 PM to 2:00 AM the next morning we
motored the Intrepid 32 through a very crowded anchorage and anchored
to view the fireworks on Biscayne Bay off Bayfront Park in Miami
  13. 1998, November 16-20: Completed US Sailing class "Basic
Keelboat", "Basic Cruising", and "Bareboat Charter" with instructor
Richard Matthews, owner of Adventures Etc. on a J-24 and a Beneteau 32
at Wrightsville Beach North Carolina. Conditions ranged from sunny to
storms sometimes with very limited visibility. Winds from 5 - 25 kts.
  14. 1999, March 4 - 11: Captain of Lor-e-lei a 35' Beneteau,
Moorings 352 Bareboat Charter from Moorings in the Bahamas at Marsh
Harbour. Sailed about 250 Nm in and around the Sea of Abaco in winds
from 15 - 25 kts.
  15. 1999, May 8 - 11: Crewed on Pursuit, a 38' racing sloop from
Norfolk VA to Charleston SC non-stop in the Atlantic. Conditions
ranged from 5 - 20 kts. with seas from 6' to calm.
  16. 1999, June 9 - 23: Captain of Le Beftek a 42' Gulfstar Sloop
Bareboat Charter from Conch Charter in Tortola, BVI. Conditions ranged
from 15 kts. To a squall with winds of 45 kts.
  17. 1999, July 28 - Aug 1: Assisted Andy Sumberg in bringing his
Catalina 320 from Plymouth MA to Westport MA and sailed around in the
area. Conditions ranged from 10 kts. to 25 kts. including an hour of
fog, navigating with radar.
  18. 1999, September 22 - 26: Again with Andy from Westport harbor to
Block Island, Pt. Judith, up into Narragansett Bay and back to
Westport, sailing about 5 - 8 hours a day in winds up to 30 kts and
seas to 7 feet.
  19. 1999, November 3 13: Crewed on Windwalker a Valiant 40 with
Fred and Iris Scheibl 1300 miles direct from Hampton VA, to ***
Gorda, BVI.  Winds ranged from 10 kts to 34 kts and seas from 10 foot
swells to 5 straight days of beating into 6 8 foot confused seas
with two days of frequent squalls.
  20. 2000, January 19 - 26: Captain of Joie de Vivre a Beneteau 400
chartered from TMM in St. Vincent. We sailed in the Grenadines in
winds ranging from 15 - 25 kts and seas from 6 to 8 feet.
  21. 2001, June: Captain of C&C 40 from Johanson Boatworks in Camden
Maine. We sailed in winds from 0 - 25 kts. along the Maine coast and
among the rocks, lobster pots and islands navigating in fog using
radar and gps.
  22. 2001 December: Crewed on a delivery of a Hilas 54 from Beaufort
NC to West Palm Beach Florida staying offshore just inside the Gulf
  23. 2002 April 15-25 Crew on Passport 44, Calypso Rose, from Norfolk
VA to JostVanDyke BVI. 5 - 25 kt winds.
  24. 2002 June 19-25 Chartered Mary Lynn, a Hunter 32 from Abaco
Bahamas Charters, for a week in the Abacos, Bahamas.
  25. 2002 July 2-15 Chartered Razamataz, a Beneteau 361 from Sailing
Inc. in Seward Alaska and sailed in the fjords of the Kenai Peninsula.
  26. 2003 September - 2004 September worked building Prestissimo at
Schooner Creek Boatyard in Portland OR
  27. 2004 August Chartered 52' sailboat in the San Juan Islands for
10 days
  28. 2004 October crewed on Rage, a 70' Wylie design from Seattle WA
to Portland OR
  29. 2004 September 18 - October 4  Sailed Prestissimo on her sea
trials from Portland OR down the Colombia River and up the Pacific
coast to the San Juan islands and back to Portland.  Headwinds to 30
kts and 8' seas going north, and motoring for 2 days in a flat calm on
the return trip.  Varied conditions in the San Juans including surfing
some 5' swells at 13 kts. in about 25 kts of wind on the quarter.


Prestissimo - WOW must see this - Ultimate sailing boat and design

Post by rhys » Sat, 03 Dec 2005 02:35:18


>h the draft of 4 feet in
>the "keel-up" position. "

Mic: Great and informative find. I think this guy's combined a lot of
great ideas in one boat, and I would like to see how it all works out
for him in the real world.