Safety

Forza 2 has many structural features which have been contemplated at the design stage to improve her overall safety.

Her original design was for a vessel that could bring the crew back home in 30 kts of wind on the nose, safely and quickly.

In order to achieve that, Jeff Schionning designed very long hulls, pushing buoyancy to the bow and stern without any attendant weight.

The result is a boat that amaze in its ability to avoid taking waves especially when things are getting rough, in a large following sea.

Portside View
Portside View

Forza 2

She has 28 sealed buoyancy compartments including a horizontal crash bulkhead in the bows, below the cockpit, in the engine rooms, and below the transom steps.

The first 550 mm of each bow is solid construction foam. The bottom of each hull has a series of sealed compartments beneath the cabin sole effectively giving her a second hull.

The daggerboards are designed with a sacrificial bottom section in case they could hit something, rather than damaging the integrity of the daggerboard cases or of the hulls.

Lifelines fitted to very strong attachment points allow access to all parts of the boat while connected to a harness.

Extra-strong bridle attachment points were built at both ends of the fore beam, using unidirectional fiberglass mats and rovings. They can be used either to anchor or to deploy a parachute anchor.

Should the crew need to deploy a parachute anchor previously shackled to a rode tied onto the stanchions and led back to the cockpit, it can be simply thrown over the windward rail.

Fore Beam
Fore Beam
 
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