Photo of Axia sailing by Ingrid Abery

When Axa was originally designed at Sparkman & Stephens her keel and rudder were designed for cruising in relatively shallow waters. Her current owner, an experienced sailor and racer, asked us to rethink her appendages with the goal of unleashing her full sailing potential. Using CFD tools and VPP analsysis a new fin keel and a new spade rudder were designed, engineered and built.

Length, overall 37.62 m
Length, design waterline 33.70 m
Beam, maximum 8.10 m
Naval Architecture: Langan Design Partners
Design: Langan Design Partners
Structural Engineering Langan Design and SDK Structures
Shipyard: Front Street Shipyard