Hot on the heels of its F1 A-Class catamaran, DNA Dutch builder has announced the F4, the first foiling offshore one-design catamaran.
The DNA F4 is a full carbon 46-foot foiling catamaran designed and built to push the boundaries of distance one design racing offshore. Built in Lelystad, the boat is the result of an 8-month design project spearheaded by DNA’s engineer and Shannon Falcone. The plan is to launch and commission in Newport, RI in summer 2016 and spend the remainder of autumn in New England testing the boundaries of the boat’s capabilities in preparation for a busy winter racing season in the Caribbean.
Aimed at those looking for America’s Cup technology without the need for large shore crews and being washed from trampolines, the F4’s cockpit offers ample room for passengers in the heart of the action with a pilothouse providing sheltered area for long passages.
“With the design cycle of the F4, the focus was all on performance and the result is stunning, a bigger and faster all-out racing machine which every speed freak should at least have a look at,” says Pieterjan Dwarshuis.