The wind today was alittle bit cold here. I saw visitors were wearing faul weather clothes. Come and see us tommorow at the show dock B for a demo sail on Oct. 9. You can feel Zen’s neutral helm and the sailing speed as well as the strong electric motoring. We are ready to offer you a demoboat price for the final day!
Today is the third day of the ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW the Zen/24 had a lot of new vistors. Several had said they read some review on the Zen24 and wanted to see it in person. Many were impressed with the solar setup and the electric drive motor system, over all the whole environmental setup. The most common question was how long will it run under the electric motor ( about 5 hours at 5 knots). The second most asked question is how fast will it run? (hull speed is 6 knots).
Another fairly common question has been how does it handle light winds and how does it handle heavy winds? When explained to them that the ZenBoat was sailed in the San Francisco Bay with normal winds in the 20kt range with gusts of 25-30 knots the look of surprise and admiration is clearly visable. They were pleased to see the video and pictures of the Zen/24 under sailing under different conditions.
Another impressive feature they liked was the head room. For a boat of 24 ft, the head room is surprising to many. There were many remarks about the simple, yet roomy interior. One does not have the feel of being in a 24 ft boat.
We have had two major sailing magazines stop by to take pictures and ask questions about the Zen/24. Both are planning to write a review of the ZenBoat. In a show full of a sea of large million dollar yachts the Zen 24 stands out as a boat for the everyday person and the family.
The crowds at the show today (Sat) were large and varied with people from other countries in attendance, many of whom expressed an interest in making a point of visiting the ZenBoat. Several spoke of it being good for the boating world, it is the way of the future, and also it is about time this type of boat is made available.
Yet, as impressive as the ZenBoat is to see, it is more impressive to sail.
- Length overall: 24.80ft (7.56m)
- Length water line: 21.65ft (6.60m)
- Beam: 8.69ft (2.65m)
- Draft: 3.94ft (1.20m)
- Ballast: 1213lb (550kg)
- Displacement (half loaded): 4079lb (1850kg)
- Sail area (Main sail+100% fore):270.1 sq. ft (25.09m2)
- Engine: Gas outboard / Electric outboad system / Electric inboad system
- Price does not include taxes, delivery from Alameda CA. battery, safety equipment, registration and optional items.
- Prices and specs subject to change without notice.
|Hull and deck hand layup fiberglass with ISO polyester resin
First layer with vinylester resin for protection from osmosis and additional durability.
|Wood laminated tiller vanished||●|
|Bow and stern pulpit 7/8 tube SUS 316||●|
|4 stanchions with a set of single stainless steel wire lifelines||●|
|Jib sheet leader with track||●|
|2 Jib sheet non self tailing winches and jam cleats||●|
|2 Jib sheet self tailing winches option balance||$1,080.|
|Halyard winch with sheet stopper on the cabin top||●|
|Slide hatch with a fiberglass board||●|
|Bow hatch acrylic skylight||●|
|Cockpit lockers each side||●|
|Mooring cleats large alminum 200mm||●|
|4 handrails on the cabin top 1″ tube SUS 316||●|
|Foot rail on the cockpit floor 1″ tube SUS 316||●|
|Rig||Aluminium alloy mast and boom||●|
|Stainless steel rigging and turnbackles||●|
|Main and jib halyard 5/16 low stretch polyester double braid||●|
|Main and jib sheet 3/8 polyester double braid||●|
|Mainsail 141.9 sq. ft challenge dacron cloth with sail slider, two reef points||●|
|Mainsail cover UV blue Sunbrella cloth||●|
|Regular jibsail 104.3 sq. ft challenge dacron cloth with hunks||●|
|Storm jibsail 43.8 sq. ft challenge dacron cloth optional||$470.|
|Furling genoa jib UV blue cover at luff and foot with formed luff optional||$980.|
|Genaker 1.2oz．Radial-Head without sheet & hallyard optional||$990.|
|Jib furling system||Local|
|Boom vang with blocks and cam||●|
|Boom topping lift Dyneema 1/8||●|
|Backstay adjustment tackle||●|
|Wind indicater Windex 10||●|
|Cabin||Head with a Porta-Potty head||●|
|Head with marine head and 5 gallon holding tank system||$1,220.|
|Salon table can converted to double berth||●|
|Galley sink stainless steel bowl installed on a fiberglass housing||●|
|4 Dry lockers under birth||●|
|Shelf lockers both side||●|
|1 Switch panel||●|
|12V output socket||●|
|1 Cabin light||●|
|2 Battery boxes||●|
|Misc||Antifouling paint optional||Local|
|GPS, VHF optional||Local|
|Solar panel 40W×2 with charge controller on the cabin top mount optional||$1,800.|
|Solar panel 40W×1 with charge controller on the cbin top mount optional||$940.|
|Large mounted steering compass PLASTIMO 130||$490.|
|Small mounted steering compass PLASTIMO 101||$390.|
|Solar ventilator mounted on the cabin top||$310.|
|Swimming ladder mounted in the transom 3-step folding||$240.|
|Safety equipment optional||Local|
|Change hull colour gelcoat from standard clear white color||$1,200.|
|Standard Price includes items, installation, plumbing and wiring.||$45,995.|
|Engine||6Ps~9.9Ps outboard L length transom||Local|
|Yanmar 2YM 14Ps diesel with 5 gallon fuel tank||$11,100.|
|Electric inboard propulsion system
Yellowtail 2.5Kw/8HP with a fixed 3 blade propeler, exclude batteries
|Delivery cost from Alameda CA, Ask local transport company, Check here||Local|
|Registration cost, check DMV changing ownership||Local|