#491 IMS 43
491 is an IMS 43 built by Cookson Boats and owned by long
time Farr client George Andreadis and sailed on the Mediterranean
IMS circuit. At 43’ LOA she will be one of the smallest
boats in her class, a class that includes the IMS 50s and
some new 45’ cruiser/racers, but promises to be fast
enough to sail in front of the 45 footers. Design 491 will
first compete at the IMS World Championships in Capri followed
by the IMS European Championships in Punta Ala and the Copa
del Rey in Palma.
development leading to this design started with our successful
earlier designs, CAM and the IMS 51 MASCALZONE LATINO (D.
488), continued with the extensive use of computational fluid
dynamics (CFD) to explore wide-ranging hull concepts and resulted
in a significant step forward in performance versus handicap.
A study of hull forms was made possible through funding from
both of this year’s new IMS design clients.