Transport design, Yacht design


Winners of the ADI Compasso d’oro -Targa Giovani for the design and build of Scarliga Merluss, a 2 person foiler sailboat which was inspired by the International Moth and the AC72’s involved in the recent America’s Cup.

Constructed using 80% of natural materials, Scarliga Merluss is 4.6 m long and 2.2 m wide and weighs 105 kg. Its appendage configuration has two T shape foils; the larger and wider foil is the centerboard which has a flap and a simplified control system inspired by Moth.

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The control system has a wand that can be trimmed onboard by the crew and the rudder can tilt to get the right uplift to maintain the correct balance. It is designed to be sailed by a 2 person crew and it is made following the 1001Vela Cup regulation. Scarliga Merluss’s hull sandwich is made of denim and cork.



The inner structures are 100% marine plywood while the upper structures are made of aluminum and bamboo. The mainsail is a 14 sqm soft wingsail and it is able to modify its wing profile on every point of sailing in order to have a better lift, up to 30%.

It is made by Heru sails. The boat reached 19 kn at its first trial with 15 kn of true wind.