DNA F4 introduced
Hot on the heels of the recent presentation of our F1 A-Class catamaran, we are proud to introduce the new F4.
With the design cycle of the F4, the focus was all on performance and the result is stunning, a bigger and faster all- out racing machine which every speed freak should at least have a look at.
The DNA F4 is an exciting full carbon 46-foot foiling catamaran designed and built to push the boundaries of distance one design racing offshore. Built in Lelystad, the boat is the result of an 8-month design project spearheaded by DNA’s engineers and Shannon Falcone. The plan is to launch and commission in Newport, RI in summer 2016 and spend the remainder of autumn in New England testing the boundaries of the boat’s capabilities in preparation for a busy winter racing season in the Caribbean.
Aimed at those looking for America’s Cup technology without the need for large shore crews and being washed from trampolines, the F4’s cockpit offers ample room for passengers in the heart of the action with a pilothouse providing sheltered area for long passages.
In the same way that former A-Class world champion Mischa Heemskerk influenced the ergonomics and system development on the DNA F1, America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race veteran Shannon Falcone has been the technical advisor for the DNA F4.
“The team at DNA gave me the opportunity to propose new concepts and features that integrate my past America’s Cup and Volvo experiences following my feedback from sailing the G4 both inshore and offshore. Thanks to the support of our partners this boat is the result of an industry wide collaboration to help bring one-design production foiling into a real world racing environment. The DNA F4 is aimed at owner drivers looking for performance, efficiency and drastically reduced operating costs,” says Shannon Falcone.