The Ice 52 is a brand new design from the boards of Felci Design. Launched in September of 2015 and premiering at the Genoa Boat Show 2015. It is a very modern yacht with outstanding performance, comfort on board, and is excellent both for challenging cruises and both for racing.
The design is similar to the latest Ice 33 racer which was launched on June 2014 and is the most competitive racing boat in it’s category. Unique to these designs are a bow shape that looks like a “scimitar” and a stern section with a fascinating carving form. In the Ice 52 you can find the same performances, comfort and space as you would in 60' boats
The hydrodynamic profile of the underwater appendages and the long waterline length creates great performance in the ICE 52. Its ability to go up wind sailing at tight angles and it's able to glide effortlessly through the water are thanks to its' 15' 3" beam and powerful stern sections.
The laminates of the hull and deck of the Ice 52 are resin infused with composite materials using glass-carbon fibre in an epoxy resin matrix sandwiched with a PVC foam core varying densities and thicknesses depending on the areas high laid and stress.
Localized reinforcements are made with undirectional and biaxial carbon fibers.
The longitudinal and transverse (bulkheads and floors) structures are entirely vacuum laminated in an epoxy sandwich using glass-carbon fibers and PVC foam cores again, with varying densities.
The shroud, forestay and backstay chainplates are composite and steel made.
The dual helms are positioned forward for an optimal line sight for sail trim with direct access to the mainsheet even when the boat is healing.
The large stern area is clear of equipment and can be fitted with cushions. With the transom open, it offers a comfortable spot for swimming and sun bathing while providing access to a large garage where a tender tender may be stowed without deflating it (8.75 ft max).
The cockpit is oversize and is characterized by large seatbacks and benches for comfortable seating. An optional table may be added for dining.
The wide but discrete window lights of the coachroof which includes a forward looking window, provides unrivaled interior lighting without limiting privacy.
The low freeboard makes the hull look elegant and slender, the large windows on the sides, along with those coachroof provide a remarkable brightness to the interior, with point of view at different levels.
The boat deck is completely clean and the forestay is equipped with an electric roller-furler jib with drum fitted below deck, a fixed bowsprit featuring an anchor roller and a fitting for the gennaker tack.
Offered in two versions, the interiors represent Ice's interpretation of how Italian styling and the pleasures of living aboard can be combined while spending long hours off shore.
All the sleeping cabins are comfortable and refined, with the right amount of ventilation and large lockers for the stowage of your personal belongings.
All this is in a clean and modern style with exstensive use of solid wood and design of the furniture and the orientation of the wood veneer, to provide luxurious and refined interior but without loosing the typical offshore elements.
The interior is done in a clean, modern style with extensive use of solid woods, careful furniture design and wood veneer orientation choices providing luxurious and refined interiors without the loss of offshore features.
If you are an offshore sailor or an experienced sailor who appreciates solid quality coupled with the finesse of Italian styling, you owe it to yourself to consider this as your next dream.
704 53rd Avenue
Holland, MI 49423