The owner of the second FC53 chose the finot-conq designed 53-footer because it is perfect for his planned project, a single-handed circumnavigation attempt to set up a new record for a person of his age.
Performance, reliability and easy handling are the most important features to make this project become a success.
The design, based on finot-conq‘s proven IMOCA Open 60s, provides great sailing performance as well as easy handling. The boat is very light-weight with a displacement of less than 10.5 tons, yet extremely strong due to the carbon fibre construction.
Knierim is building individual yachts – high-tech racers in carbon fiber as well as long range cruisers in GRP or wood. Knierim's new build range is not limited to prestigious sailing yachts; elegant power boats like the recently launched Knierim 36 Runabout are also manufactured at Knierim's plant at the Kiel Canal.
During the past 10 years Knierim became well-known for its high quality boatbuilding standard using its own milling machines to produce highly accurate moulds. Among the most recent projects were VARUNA, a 51' Ker designed offshore racer built in 2012. One year later a 65' IRC racer designed by Botin Partners followed. Both are built with carbon prepregs for ultimate strength and weight saving. The interiors are completely customized.
The most recently finished project is a 60' deck saloon cruiser built in GRP. The owner used his wealth of experience to create this sloop rigged yacht to perfectly meet his requirements.
We are looking forward to welcome you at our yard to tell you more about our custom-build yachts, from a highly precise mould to a beautifully finished ready-to-go boat.