SECRET TRADER 50
— Designed to fill the Gap between the Secret Trader 40 and the Electric Clipper 74, the 50 is a tough, steel-hulled, container capable, multi-purpose gaff ketch. A modern incarnation of an efficient, reliable work boat honed to perfection, with all the features of the 40 and much more.
— With an optimised hull and rig, this versatile and easily handled little ship is a fast, weatherly and fully self-sufficient zero emission trader or world cruiser.
— The Secret Trader’s sails are all self-tacking and the optional storm jib, staysail and square sail provide the perfect rig for all conditions. The working sails can be depowered in minutes with brailing lines and roller furler.
— Deploy the high-efficiency twin electric rim drive pods or single inboard, charged by solar and prop regeneration, and the range under power is 60 nm @ 6 knots. Ease the speed and under sunny skies and calms you can keep going for days.
— Operational and maintenance costs are minimal with free fuel, standardised components and the very best of applied modern technology. Efficiency and safety are not optional extras.
— Shallow draft with twin dagger boards means you can beach and point higher with an added bonus – keep the boards down and they will dampen rolling.
— For ultimate self-sufficiency and comfort, the Trader comes with generous reserves of hot and cold water, two heads, lots of storage and a big freezer. In the event of adverse conditions, there’s a compact, and very quiet, diesel generator on board.
— In port or picking up supplies off a tropical island, a remarkably spacious and stable 4-person tender – sail/electric of course – will do the job. Custom designed to stow neatly on the counter, the GRP tender is a step up from the inflatable and will row beautifully.
— There’s a comfortable deckhouse and a sheltered rear deck courtesy of the Lute stern.
— Sailed by a crew of two of two berthed in separate cabins and two passengers up forward, the sun-powered Trader will be reliably profitable for decades and diesel anxiety is a thing of the past.
NOTE: These hand-drawn renderings represent the final step before optimisation and shipyard-ready engineering.
GREEN POWER FOR BLUE SEAS
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