Bill's Boat Blog: JP54
Only an ex-long-distance racer could come up with a cruising design equipped with a rotating interior pod to further augment the performance benefits of a canting keel.
|The JP54 is right on the cutting edge of what a cruising boat can be.|
The JP 54 that's been launched and is sailing off New Zealand now is capable of ultra-fast passages because it's not only ultra-light, it has a canting keel, and get this-a 360- degree rotating salon. No that's not a typo. The galley, nav station, and settee (along with the boat's batteries and hydraulics) are mounted
The orange area in the middle of the boat rotates to move weight to windward. Also notice the interior plan's four private cabins and integrated dinghy "garage."