#428 IMS 49
428 is a sixth generation IMS 49 design and is a development
of the highly successful BEAU GESTE (Design #420), FLASH GORDON
3 (Design #416) and BREEZE (Design #415) designs. Design 428
is another BRAVA Q8 for longtime Farr client Pasquale Landolfi.
In 1999 she competed in the Admiral’s Cup and the inaugural
IMS World Championships. In subsequent years she has competed
in the 49’ class in Europe and the United States. The
boat can be easily optimized for the wide range of expected
conditions by changing the stern overhang and the weight of
hull shape shows the most significant departure from the previous
designs. The particular characteristics of volume distribution
favored by the formulas in the IMS rule are still incorporated
but overall the hull appears sleeker with less distortion.