A sailboat customized for offshore cruising
The KD 980 has been designed by Bernt Kohler
Specifications of the KD 980
Length overall: 9.80 m
Length at waterline: 9.80 m
Maximum beam: 5.80 m
Draught: 0.50 m
Displacement: 1800 Kg
Engine: 15 hp
Sail area: 48 m²
Big dreams of alizéen sailing & small budget
Small budget for this young couple with big dreams of alizéen sailing. In order to be affordable, the boat had to be simple to build and light.
The epoxy/plywood construction is unbeatable in this context.
KD 860 designed by Bernt Kohler, with whom we had already collaborated on the Duo 800 was very close our requirements. Customers wanted to have some more volume in the saloon, the kitchen and the chart table.
With the agreement of the architect, we could modify the plan and add 60 cm at the waterline, and also add a skirt, very comfortable in offshore cruising.