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The comfort of function, yet sophisticated and seductive.
The Cashmere 35...A design with "Flair"
From her distinctive profile to her refined finishes, The Cashmere 35 captures the essence of a bygone era. Whether catering for a private getaway for two or entertaining guests, she is the perfect cruiser for touring the harbour, exploring desolate bays or simply powering through the ocean swells to the outer reefs.
Her luxurious design fit-out and uncompromising attention to detail epitomises a superior level of quality and sophistication unprecedented for a boat of her size while also presenting an element of comfort that is second to none, presenting an exceptional approach to cruising for the long lazy weekends away,
The long, lean smuggler's look is back, with an updated twist. "
the Cashmere 35
" is a mixture of performance and elegance. She's a new boat with a design from out of the past... designed by Mark Bowdidge, convinced that there will be a place for long, narrow boats in the future.
The "Cashmere 35" is inspired by the slippery old hulls that were developed during the age of the rumrunner, before the days of high-horsepower, lightweight engines."
The current trend in production boat building has been toward beamy boats. It has been that way for over ten years, and there seems to be no indication of change. The reason why major builders are producing beamy boats is simply that the market demands it. Customers want large interior accommodations. But beamy boats require more power to push through the water. That translates into bigger, more costly engines for planing hulls, and higher fuel consumption at planning speeds. The fact that the "Cashmere 35" looks a bit like a torpedo boat is no accident. The experiences with the light strong hit-and-run PT boats of World War II taught designers much about getting speed out of available horsepower.
So, for starters, the "Cashmere 35" is light. Unlike beamy production boats, with all their extra structural material and the heavy machinery needed to push them around, they tend to fall easily into a "closed loop" system of power requirements - the more weight, the more power needed, thereby adding more machinery weight... and so on...
The "Cashmere 35" does not plane in the classic sense with a high bow up attitude. The "Cashmere 35" slices thru the waves and trims at a modest 2-3 degree running angle - a figure considerably lower than most other boats of her length and is designed for speeds between 24 - 35 kts with what we call the "penetrating" hull form.
The hull design design concept involves narrow sections, a fine entry, and long, flat buttocks and fairbody. Most important, the chines are rounded. In fact, all the corners below the waterline, including the bottom edge of the transom, are faired round to reduce drag that would otherwise occur at speeds where her chines and transom are still immersed. The "Cashmere 35" doesn't plane, she slices. !
Along with the advantages of the slim, penetrating hull form, the increase in the Length/Beam ration creates a stability picture that differs considerably from more conventional boats. The "Cashmere 35" is less stable than her production counterparts. This is not to say that she will capsize easily - quite the contrary, The ultimate stability is high, due to her low profile and light superstructure. The lower initial stability simply creates a long, slower roll period than that of other boats. Where her beamy sisters can sometimes tend to roll with a snap, The "Cashmere 35" is more gentle.
Models of "Cashmere 35" were tank tested using the Maxsurf suit. The parent hull model that was the result was a combination of the features that proved successful during the tests, including the long run and buoyant after sections that were found to keep squatting and the resultant drag at the transom to a minimum.
Because of her long, clean running attitude, the "Cashmere 35" is styled to reduce windage, and that styling adds to the overall effect. All forward-facing surfaces on the superstructure are raked aft. Windshield (there's one on the forward cockpit, to slant back to spill wind up and over the crew. All molding and trim is in keeping with this aerodynamic flow. At the cutwater, spray chines begin and sweep aft, gradually fairing and disappearing into the smoothness of the bilges on either side. These are important in keeping the level-running boat dry while she slices along.
In a world of white and off-white fiberglass, the "Cashmere 35" stands out like a trophy.