The Aerodyne 47, a light displacement fractional sloop, is a modern sailboat that was first launched in 2002 by Aerodyne Yachts, a company now based in Finland.
The boat was designed by Rodger Martin, a renowned naval architect who has created many successful racing and cruising yachts.
The boat has a sleek and elegant hull shape, with a plumb bow, a wide stern and a low freeboard. She also has a spacious aft cockpit, a large swim platform and a transom garage for storing a dinghy.
The interior of the Aerodyne 47 is equally impressive. The boat has three cabins and two heads, with plenty of storage space and natural light.
The main salon has a U-shaped settee and a large dining table on the port side, and a long settee and a navigation station on the starboard side.
The galley is located aft of the salon, on the port side, and has a three-burner stove, an oven, a refrigerator, a freezer and a double sink.
The owner's cabin is located forward of the salon, and has a queen-sized berth, a hanging locker and an ensuite head with a separate shower stall.
The two guest cabins are located aft of the salon, on either side of the companionway, and have double berths and shared access to the second head.
The Aerodyne 47 is not only comfortable but also fast and agile. The boat has a powerful sail plan that includes a fully battened mainsail with lazy jacks and stack pack, a self-tacking jib, an asymmetric spinnaker and a code zero. The boat also has an adjustable backstay to control the mast bend and sail shape.
She can sail upwind at close to 8 knots in moderate winds, and reach speeds of over 12 knots on a broad reach or run. The boat can also sail well in light winds, thanks to its light displacement and low wetted surface area.
The Aerodyne 47 is also easy to handle and maneuver. She has a balanced spade rudder that provides good feedback and control.
The boat also has a bow thruster that helps with docking and tight turns.
She can be sailed by one or two people, as all the lines are led back to the cockpit. The cockpit has two large wheels that offer good visibility and access to the instruments. The cockpit also has four self-tailing winches that can be operated by foot switches or remote controls.
The Aerodyne 47 is also stable and seaworthy, with a high righting moment that gives it resistance to heeling and rolling. She also has a high ballast ratio that lowers its center of gravity and increases its stability, and can handle rough seas and strong winds without compromising its speed or comfort.
The Aerodyne 47 is ideal for anyone who loves sailing and wants to explore different places and conditions. The boat can accommodate up to six people comfortably for long-term cruising or short-term chartering.
The boat can also be used for racing or performance cruising, as it has won several regattas and awards in its class.
The Aerodyne 47 is also suitable for anyone who appreciates quality and style. The boat is built with high-quality materials and craftsmanship, and has a sleek and elegant appearance.
Being built to order these boats are highly customizable, as the owner can choose from different options and colors for the hull, deck, sails and interior.
Clearly a sailboat of this quality is not going to be cheap. The Aerodyne 47 has a base price of around $500,000, which includes the standard equipment and features.
The boat can also be upgraded with additional options and accessories, such as a carbon fiber mast and boom, a retractable carbon fiber bowsprit, an electric winch for the mainsail, an electric windlass, a bow thruster, a diesel generator, an air conditioner, a water maker, a solar panel and an inverter.
I wrote this article using GPT-4, OpenAI’s large-scale language-generation model, as a research assistant to develop source material. I wrote the final draft in its entirety and believe it to be accurate to the best of my knowledge.
Dick McClary, creator and owner of sailboat-cruising.com