Modern 8


Mirabelle – International 8 METRE Class – Modern Devision

 Vessel Description:

Make / ModelInternational 8 Metre Mirabelle ex Juanita
DescriptionMirabelle a modern International Eight Metre (launched 2012) was commissioned with the express purpose of competing at the highest level in Europe. Designed by Garry Lidgard and built by Keith Dobson (Huon Pine on Celery Top frames) Mirabelle is a pure racing 8M. She is a scintillating performer and simply a thing of beauty. She can compete with (and beat) the best in the world. Design innovations include… *Open cockpit. *More modern transom. *Winged keel. *Trim tab. *Carbon spade rudder. *Bespoke alloy mast (lightest and stiffest in the world 8m fleet). *Hydraulic rig control. Mirabelle is professionally maintained. Construction scantlings meet Lloyd’s Register International 8 Metre Class Rules.
Vessel NameMirabelle
Length46′ 10″ – 14.28m
Displacement8 tonnes approx.
Keel / BallastWinged keel with trim tabs. Ballast 5 tonnes. Carbon Fibre spade rudder
 LocationCogolin, France
DesignerGarry Lidgard Yacht Design
BuilderKeith Dobson Boat Builders – Sydney.
Hull MaterialTimber – Strip planked Huon Pine on Celery Top frames. Internal fit out epoxied.
Decks MaterialComposite; Teak (5 mm) on fibreglass.
EngineFitted with systems and equipment for a Nanni N2.14, 14hp diesel engine.

Note: Engine NOT included, and exhaust system requires some modification prior to refitting.  Details can be provided.  Otherwise, engine can be left out and yacht ballasted for one design racing.

Skeg and shaft removed for 8mr racing.

AccommodationLarge, upholstered saloon settees.
GalleyGalley sink with freshwater pump.
Safety GearSafety and anchor gear to Inshore Regulations.
Bilge PumpsManual and electric bilge pumps.
Electrics12/240 volt system Battery Monitor Xantrex Battery Charger Inverter LED lights
ElectronicsB & G Instruments.  Icom Handheld VHF
Sail InventoryComplete Inventory by North sails…

Mainsails: 2x Mainsails, 1x 3Di Medium, 1x 3Di Regatta

Genoa – Super Light Grey 3Di Genoa – Heavy Air Grey 3Di Genoa – Regatta Light Grey 3Di Genoa – Medium Grey 3Di Genoa – Heavy Grey 3Di Genoa – No. 2 Grey 3Di

Spinnakers – S1 SL 50, S1.5 SL 50, S2 SK 60, S4 Airx 650

Mast / RiggingBespoke Alloy mast designed by Simon Flitcroft. At the time of the build the mast was around 20% lighter and around 20%stiffer than any Int. 8 Metre in the world. Hydraulic step adjuster to induce bend.  Includes internal mast jack and a spare mast.

New 2019: Rod Rigging, Halyards and misc lines (one regatta old)

Custom aluminium box boom and carbon spinnaker pole

Deck GearHarken winches and deck gear all suitable for the size.
MiscFull covers for storage and when berthed.

Mast stands for rig storage/transport on deck, mast trolleys for rigging, moving mast in yard

Custom galvanised steel shipping/storage cradle (New 2019)

For information contact:

Mark Bradford via the icon on the left