Italy, Adriatic Sea
Intelligently organizing the deck plan, notable internal height. Prefers the strong wind and downwind strides. The project La mano dello studio Finot you immediately notice in the design of the stern, much larger than its rivals. The Oceanis 473 Clipper deckhouse line is similar to that of the 393 (a project by Berret Raccopeau), with the step window just abaft of the tree that characterizes the new generation Oceanis. The building using traditional techniques brings 473 to have an average displacement of the boats in its class (11200 kg), excellent the waterline length guarantee of good medium. There are two versions available for the keel, traditional from 2.10 m (in our opinion absolutely preferable) or "fins" by 1.70.
The hull of Finot gives the best of itself over the 15/16 nodes, showing a great attitude downwind. Good stability of direction (also helps the long case that protects the propeller shaft). The Oceanis 473 Clipper has been shown to have a good shape stability that reduces canvas very late; taale operation proves very easy thanks to the fast system with a single movement, referred back to the cockpit. The cockpit is deep and well protected, equipped with steel footrests (which then becomes the support for the table), which makes it very comfortable seat for the crews.
Oceanis 473 Clipper project are dominated by the heights almost "exaggerated" (anywhere over 2 metres) and brightness/ventilation guaranteed by ben 19 between portholes and hatches on board. Successful is mainly the square area with the large upper window that gives a feeling of greater magnitude and with the rectangular, convenient for lunch at six and who quickly becomes the largest of bunks on board. Another clever little sofa, usable (maybe equipped with a roll towel) also as quarter-berth, runs along the port side. Oceanis Clipper 473 L's kitchen and is equipped with a fridge and a large ice chest to 220 litres, and with plenty of room to stow the galley. The chart table of 473 Oceanis Clipper is traditional, with a good-sized work surface and plenty of room to install the tools and an electrical panel with water level indicator, Ammeter and volt meter AC/DC. Plentyful the size of cabins, with the bow which has a better height and a bathroom, and those twins of Stern that instead "win" in terms of centimeters are useful for the bunks. The latter, unlike on late boats competing the same price range, have more than enough ventilation.