Arcona 465 Carbon
“This is a sailor’s boat. A pure dynamo generating sailing excitement. She is simply a beautifully balanced, gloriously responsive cruiser’s dream.” – Sailing Today 2017
Built wholly in carbon, the Arcona 465 is a masterpiece. Designed for sailors to enjoy both cruising and racing. She has a handcrafted wood interior with all the comfort of a cruiser, yet she has logged speeds over 24kts. The Arcona 465 is a true performance cruiser, a world class yacht.
The carbon makes her extraordinary successful on the race course and light enough to give initial allowance for the extra gear you would need for your dream of blue water cruising.
Like all boats in the Arcona range, the 465 reflects the quality expected from the Swedish boat builders using the best materials and techniques and hand – picked suppliers; Infusion technology for hull and deck, Bulkheads laminated to the hull for the greatest possible strength.
“I loved this boat. She looks designed to do exactly what you’d want a boat to do, and do it with ease. She handles exceedingly well, so light in the water she seems to skim across the surface, with speeds to match. But she doesn’t fight you hard, even in a blow. The interior is relatively simple by today’s standards, but still well equipped. You could add more mod-cons if you wanted to, as well as bluewater kit. She would make a very comfortable base for four people, or for two, and can accommodate more as well.” – Sam Fortescue, Sailing Today, February 2017
“I can immediately see the Arcona 465 jostling for position on the start line of any race track and holding its own; it responds favourably to active trimming and on our relatively light wind day I did feel there was a lot more power to unlock. However the cruising face of the 465 is equally authentic. It is luxurious, comfortable and well thought out; living aboard this boat would be a pleasure. In its unladen state, the handling can be calmed down with some sensible sail trim. It is worth bearing in mind that the boat was designed to take on board about a tonne of cruising kit. Load the 465 with all of your gear and you can expect the performance of an unladen glassfibre yacht of the same size. If this works, it is genius. Arcona may have uncovered the secret to building proper hybrid cruiser-racers.” – Pip Hare, Yachting World, January 2017
“I like pretty much everything about this boat. The target was a high-performance racer/cruiser optimized for both comfort and performance. To my eye it looks like the company has hit the bullseye.” – Robert H. Perry, Sailing Magazine, April 2017
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