Judel Vrolijk IRC52
PCT unveils the Judel Vrolijk IRC52, expected 2015. This exciting new 52-footer has been created by the renowned design office of Judel/Vrolijk & Co; integrating the latest performance and engineering developments from the Super Series 52 class, to create a high-performance IRC racer, which when not racing, can be used in performance cruising mode, widening its appeal to owners who enjoy all aspects of performance sailing.
Premier Composites Technologies is working closely with the German design office; responsible for more than 20 new TP52s over the past decade, including the world championship-winning Super Series 52 ‘Ràn’.
The all-new JV IRC52 is designed to capitalise on the expertise acquired by Premier Composites Technologies and Judel/Vrolijk in the highly-competitive TP52 class, by incorporating the latest performance and engineering developments from the TP52 class into a racing yacht designed for uncompromising performance, with race-winning potential under IRC, at the same time offering high performance cruising, when not in race mode.
By utilising the latest generation hull shape from Judel/Vrolijk & Co, VPP calculations currently show a significant performance gain, with an upwind improvement of 2% and in reaching mode as much as 3 to 5%, giving a potentially substantial advantage over offshore distances.