The Advanced 80 is the perfect bluewater sailing and performance yacht. She is easily sailed and handled by a small crew, yet has the accommodation to receive two families and crew with comfort and ease. A simple deck layout and systems also means that she is easily sailed without a full time skipper for an experienced owner.
The development and optimisation of the A80’s innovative hull shape benefits from Reichel Pugh’s experience designing the most competitive racing yachts on the international circuit today. Their skills have been developed over 30 years of racing yacht design, and these have been used to optimize the A80 hull shape, appendages, rudder shape and fin profile for control and easy handling in any weather conditions.
Bluewater sailing is a significant consideration for the design and build of the yacht. Generous space is provided for machinery, with well thought out and considered access to the main services to give firm piece of mind and simple and easy routine maintenance.
As with all Advanced yachts, the semi-custom approach allows owners to specify and add to the already extensive specification and layout in consultation with the naval architect, interior design, systems engineers and the craftsman at the build yard.
There are a few layout options available, and as with all of the Advanced yachts, they utilise natural light as much as possible with the overhead transparent panels, hull windows and the cavernous deck saloon area with open plan galley, full seating and sofa on the starboard side that transforms simply and easily into a day bed. Owners aft gives a large and full width owners suite, with two twin cabins forward. These can also be arranged with Pullman berths to create berths in the yacht for up to 14 persons in 5 cabins.
On deck, simplicity and ease of handling is the most important consideration from the design team. A clever use of fitments allows the day beds to be orientated in 4 different directions, the cockpit seating and dining arrangements are capable in multiple orientations and sheets and halyards are conveniently located away from the seating but close to hand to the wheels and to the primary and secondary powered winches.
Moving to the aft of the yacht, a full width cockpit with step into access to the enormous lazarette and bathing platform gives superb access to the water, and a powered winch to pull the dinghy into its garage on the customs rollers with minimum fuss. A hydraulically operated passarelle appears on the starboard side and fully adjustable from the dock or the yacht.
Simplicity is the key and the A80 does not disappoint in any way.