Designed by Francois Vivier
|LOA||14' 6" |
|Beam||5' 6" |
|Weight||450 lbs |
|Sail Area||129 sq. ft. |
Kit Status: Ready to Cut and Deliver
The new generation Ilur is ready to ship. Redesigned interior for a lighter boat and quicker build.
Ilur was designed as an enlarged Aber, a boat more able to accomodate crew and even a small family with its seaworthy, high-capacity hull. Vivier points out on his website, "Ilur is mostly wider and higher, with a generous freeboard. This makes a very different boat, with good seakeeping ability, but still in the sail and oar spirit. Its superior quality makes Ilur my best-seller plan (with nearly thousand copies sold). It has been built in many places, from the very heart of Alps, to Pacific islands!" She would be a little bit more boat to row than the others above, but her generous freeboard makes for a dry boat. A balance lug with boom is a good option for this boat because it allows the sailor to have more control over sail shape and keeps the sail boomed out when off the wind. We have a great deal of knowledge of lug rigs, the importance of having a well tuned set of spars, and can supply mast and spars in kit form or complete varnished and delivered. All 8 sheets of Okoume plywood (5 sheets of ordinary plywood for molds) are CNC cut and delivered to your door with instructions and customer service from us. The 3/8" planking is cut with cutting edge 'NC scarfs", interlocking glue joints that 'key' the planks together to align them in their precut shape. Our kit is the latest generation kit from Vivier's portfolio with redesigned bulkheads and strongback making construction more efficient, easier and quicker.