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Ecume de Mer

Brief details

Builder

Chantiers Mallard, France

A production quarter-ton cruiser-racer from the 1970s, the Ecume de Mer is a surprising good small cruiser, with remarkably good accommodation for her size. They are fast, especially to windward, and easy to handle. The price will be very much influenced by whether the yacht still has its original engine (often petrol), or has been refitted with a modern small diesel.

LOA

25' 10"

Sail area

312 sq ft

LWL

19' 8"

Rig

sloop

Beam

8' 8"

Cabins

saloon and forecabin

Draught

5' 0"

Berths

5

Displacement

3,968 lbs

Engine

various

Ballast

1,612 lbs

BHP

6 - 12

Keel type

Iron fin keel with skeg-hung rudder

Ecume de Mer

The prototype of the Ecume de Mer ("Sea Foam" in French) was designed in 1968/69 as a hard-chined hull, by Jean-Marie Finot, and was a successful racer. The round-bilge GRP production version of the Ecume de Mer was first built in 1970.

In its first year the standard production design won the Quarter Ton Cup, and remained in production until around 1980, with various minor alterations to the design, mostly to deck and coachroof layout. As well as being built by Roger Mallard in France, the Ecume de Mer design has also been built in Japan, Holland and Australia. About 1,400 have been built in total.

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The saloon has galley, chart table and a quarterberth to port, and a dinette, convertible to a double, with another quarter berth to starboard. Forwards is the heads, with a hanging locker opposite, and the vee/double berth forecabin. Headroom in the saloon is about 5' 7"

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Ecume de Mer

Below - photo from brochure

Ecume de Mer

The boats were mostly originally fitted with small petrol inboards, often a Vire 7 hp. Many will by now have been refitted with diesels, typically a Yanmar 1GM 9 hp. The engine normally drives a two-bladed prop via a sternshaft on a P-bracket

Ecume de Mer

With a long production run, there were a number of variations in hull and coachroof design, including a few boats built purely for racing, with totally flush decks, and no engine

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