It has also been designed to sail very well in light air conditions where most yacht will be motoring. The TAG50 will sail faster than the true windspeed from 5 knots of breeze up.
The upwind performance rivals that of performance monohulls. This makes for a yacht that can be enjoyed in warm pleasant conditions for both the sailor and those along for the ride.
The main construction materials are PVC/Corecell cores, E glass fabrics, carbon structural parts, daggerboards/rudders/bowsprit. Vinylester resins, vacuum infused and cooked. The entire vessel is female moulded and uses very detailed tooling to create efficient, integrated structures and interior liners to give 100% accuracy and high levels of finish. Designed and built using the latest 3D technology, the TAG 50 represents the leading edge in production boat building.
Hull design for comfort and performance
The reverse bow shape enhances performance by restricting pitching with lots of low down buoyancy and minimal buoyancy higher up to shed water easily. The bow shape also blends very well into the hull shape which features narrow waterlines and a flattened egg shell section shape to give a high waterplane, and flatter rocker lines which all enhance speed and offer less pitching. The bridge deck clearance is over 1m and combined with reasonable freeboard heights, creating a good offshore sailing vessel. Further enhanced by the chamfer panel design that tapers, the TAG 50 has minimal underdeck structures that waves will hit.
Unusually – there is no forward beam. The vessel is sufficiently strong fore and aft that we have been able to remove this weight and drag yet maintain good rig support. The anchor system and furling units are also built into the bowsprit.
High aspect daggerboards allow for maximum upwind pointing ability. Angled at 5deg outboard, the daggeboards are raised and lowered manually via a simple purchase system. Rudders also raise and lower manually via a rudder/quadrant design. They are high aspect and offer perfect helm feedback due to the large wheel and quadrant set up.