The new one from Saffier was only finished at the very last minute. For a long time, the shipyard managers Dennis and Dean Hennevanger worried whether they would make it to Düsseldorf in time with the finished boat for the world premiere. The Dutch definitely do not want to present a half-finished product as a premiere at the important trade fair. It just means: accelerate as hard as it can - even over the holidays. And it should have been worth it in the end.
Photo gallery: Saffier SE 27
Now the new Saffier Se 27 Leisure stands and shines in the light of the headlights in a pretty, azure blue dress. Exactly one year ago, Saffier presented the current flagship Se 37 Lounge in Düsseldorf, a sporty weekender with a more than unusual cockpit layout. Now the shipyard is getting back to its actual core business with a new, smaller daysailer.
The Hennevanger brothers always design their boats themselves and have their plans revised by Satellite Yacht Design just to be on the safe side. The L-shaped keel with lead ball is available in two lengths. The standard keel with a ballast content of 47 percent goes 1.30 meters deep. A slightly lighter keel that is 20 centimeters longer is intended for sailors who want a ship with maximum performance potential. And; for shallow inland waters, the boat can also be ordered with a short keel (1.05 meter draft).
The new 27er essentially takes over the look and the construction of the bigger sister Se 37 is almost three meters shorter. This means that the boat builders in Holland have to come back to a conventional layout in the cockpit. The exhibition ship is equipped with a wheel steering system, which is rather unusual for a daysailer of only eight meters in length. As standard, the ship is equipped with a tiller control from the shipyard. In addition, hull number one has received a pair of additional sheet winches. These are intended to simplify handling when the boat is being sailed with Code-Zero or a gennaker.
The sheets, traps and trim lines are guided on both sides of two batteries by stoppers on the cockpit coaming. Like all Saffiers, the new ship should also be unrestrictedly one-handed. The self-tacking jib, which is attached to the boat at the shipyard, stands for this. Nevertheless, the Dutch want to be flexible with regard to the rig concept and will offer a briefly overlapping genu (106%) as an option. The Saffier Se 27 Leisure will be equipped with an electric pod motor from Torqeedo with an output of 4.0 kilowatts. This is already included in the basic price.
The interior construction, which is quite simple but still comfortably designed, provides for four berths. Two people sleep comfortably in the open foredeck, two more are also comfortable on the sofas on the side of the saloon. If you want to use the daysailer as a weekender, you can have a chemical toilet and a small pantry block with gas stove installed.
What is on the price tag is exciting and surprising: The Saffier Se 27 Leisure is offered for a price of 88,655 euros, including 19 percent VAT, an electric motor and a simple set of Dacron sails. In this way, the daysailer specialists position their new ship in terms of price well below the comparable competition, where the pricing usually only starts in the six-figure range. The white boat with aluminum rig and tiller steering is available for the attractive basic price. The Dutch calculate a price of around 125,000 euros for the exhibition boat in the color of your choice, with carbon mast, wheel steering and art tea sales.
|CE design category||C.|
|CE design category||C.|
|Lü (fuselage length)||8.20 m|
|Draft standard||1.40 m|
|Draft alternatives||1.30 m / 1.60 m / 1.05 m|
|Ballast / proportion (hourly Kiel)||0.9 t / 47%|
|Self-tacking jib||15.0 sqm|
|Genu (106%)||18.0 sqm|
|Code Zero||51.0 sqm|
|Mast height above waterline||12.00 m|
|Motorization||Torqeedo 4.0 kW electric / Yanmar 15 PS|
The Saffier Se 37 Lounge being tested by YACHT-TV
Unusual concept: Daysailer Saffier SE 37 Lounge