The Boat

The Esse 850

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About the Boat

The concept of simplicity combined with speed was the requirement which Josef Schuchter confronted Umberto Felci with. The Esse 850 should be sailed easily single-handed or by a small crew at fast speed without the ship heeling much. Umberto Felci realised this idea magnificently. Due to the fact that the ship has a high ballast ratio and good strength of shape, the Esse 850 has a very large righting moment. This is why the Esse 850 is very stable and secure.


Further Details

  • The Esse 850 was voted «boat of the year» in Europe (2005) and in the USA (2007)
  • No running backstay
  • Gennaker instead of spinnaker
  • All trimmappliances are within reach of the cockpit
  • A suit: Main, Jib, Gennaker (no Genoa)


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