Sea Blade has released details of its first fibreglass production model, the new SB21 Centre Console – due to be released at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show in May.
The new fibreglass Sea Blade is a joint project between Lancer Industries in New Zealand who will manufacture the vessels, with world acclaimed US Company Navatek providing the patented designs for this unique vessel range.
Having previously been manufactured in aluminium form, the new range will be built in fibreglass, and will see the SB21 offered in three levels of specification; Standard, Elite and Prestige, all having varying levels of appointment.
The first production model will be with a targa top and a cuddy cabin model will be released at a later date.
The key design element to the Sea Blade is it’s striking and notable hull configuration.
Based around a traditional deep V hull design, the Sea Blade doubles the conventional hull angle to 50 degrees and creates a sharper knife to slice through seas. Though unlike a traditional deep V hull that has a tapering V, the Sea Blade has a full length V.
Unlike a conventional Deep V which can lack stability the Sea Blade is supported by the outer amas. Sea Blade’s patented Ultra Deep V technology utilises a combination of longitudinal steps, chines and pads. This shape has been tested to improve lift, ride and performance characteritics A key change in the design is the increased lifting areas which reduce drag and increase ride stability.
A fine bow and high deadrise allows the Sea Blade hull to slice through chop and waves. Slicing reduces craft pitch and airborne launch and the Sea Blade hull has been proven to minimize slamming force upon landing.
The Sea Blade’s mediating elements, combined with entrapment tunnels, work with a flat pad keel to provide a cushioned landing with high stability and thus, vastly improved seakeeping, seakindliness, and seaworthiness.
The SB21 features an open and non clutter layout ideal for day excusions and fishing.
The standard configuration includes features such as a 200L fuel tank, self draining cockpit, transom doors, passenger bench seating and underfloor storage with a large options list also available.
The SB21 is able to be powered by single outboards from 90-200hp or twin outboards from 2 x 50hp through to 2 x 115hp.
Lancer Industries General Manager Charles Winstone says Sea Blade’s innovative hull challenges the conventional wisdom that the deep-v design is the best sea keeping hull for all conditions.
“The Sea Blades very forgiving hull provides predictable handling in all headings to the sea while maintaining a soft, directional and dry ride. The Sea Blade allows access to a much wider range of ocean conditions than any other off the shelf deep-v planning hull,” says Winstone.
The SB21 is the first of a series of production models to be built with other trailerble models up to 23ft also to be manufactured. Sea Blade can also offer large non trailerable models up to 70ft.
Draft (@DWL): .42m
Displacement (@DWL): 2000kgs
HP Min Single: 90
HP Max Single: 200
HP Min Twin: 2×50
HP Max Twin: 2×115
Speed: 40 knots
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