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Thanks to our collaboration with VPLP design, the lines of the Excess 14 have benefited from an understanding of ocean racing. Enriched by their Expertise and cutting-edge software, this model is designed with an forward-set rig, a square-top mainsail, and a large overlapping genoa (as standard) to optimize the sail area to displacement ratio.
As it was impossible to leave it at that, bridgedeck clearance was increased for better passage through the water, and the hulls designed asymmetrically to reduce interference drag.
Continuing in this innovative approach, there is also:
- A lower center of gravity
- An optimized structure (foam sandwich, carbon reinforcements, etc.)
- A new longitudinal volume distribution At Excess, we don't do things by halves!