R-30, the barrier-free daysailer R-30, the barrier-free daysailer
The second R-30 daysailer model has been launched at the Cantiere Navale de Cesari in Milano Marittima. Alessandro Comuzzi signed the project, which is... R-30, the barrier-free daysailer

The second R-30 daysailer model has been launched at the Cantiere Navale de Cesari in Milano Marittima. Alessandro Comuzzi signed the project, which is conceived both for sailors with a normal mobility and for those who need to move in a wheelchair.

The R-30 is an innovative project that last year earned an honourable mention at the Compasso d’Oro ADI.  It is a daysailer with a length of 9.5 metres and, above all, it’s a barrier-free boat designed for everyone, without the need for modifications for sailors in wheelchair.

Compared to the first model, there will be a fixed bulb keel with a draught of 1.8 metres, a slightly reduced sail plan (60.5 square metres when sailing to windward) and two electric winches from Harken. The Romagna shipyard, as always, offers a high level of customization and this R-30 follows the specific requirements of its owner (after the technical launch the boat will be transferred to northern Germany).

The main feature of the boat designed by Alessandro Comuzzi is the steering wheel without spokes (a patent pending) that allows easy passage aft to bow and an easy steering of the boat, comfortably seated in the centre, on the wheelchair. A clever project, where every detail is thought of in a functional key, such as the suspended benches, which greatly simplify movement in the cockpit. As for the instrumentation, everything is within the helmsman’s reach and the large forward locker houses a small toilet.

R-30 – TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Length                        9.50 m
Max beam                 2.50 m
Draught                     1.8 m
Displacement           2.3 t
Ballast                       700 kg
Mainsail                    30.2 sqm
Self taking jib           20.3 sqm
Code Race Zero       48 sqm
Gennaker                  78 sqm
Main Propulsion       Yanmar SD 13 hp
Cantiere De Cesari
Project Alessandro Comuzzi

 

(R-30, the barrier-free daysailer… Barchemagazine.com – March 2019)