Eat 850

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An Esse 850 with the gennaker in place
Esse 850 logo.svg
Boat dimensions
Length above : 8.50 m
Length WL : 8.50 m
Width above sea level : 2.20 m
Draft : 1.5-2.0 m
Mast height : 11.54 m
Weight (ready to sail): 1,180 kg
Weight (ballast, keel): 700 kg
Sail area
Sail area close to the wind : 41 (47) m²
Gennaker : 80 m²
Rigging type: Sloop
Yardstick number : 87
Class : One design

The chimney 850 (on-board label eat 8 50 ) is a winning racing yachts of the Swiss manufacturer Schuchter , also with one hand can be sailed.

The aim of the designer Josef Schuchter was to build a ship that can be sailed alone and that sails stably and quickly in both low and high winds. Together with Umberto Felci, he designed the Esse 850 , which is named after the designer ( Esse Italian for S by Schuchter ) and its length (850 cm). The first boat was launched in March 2004.

Achievements and Awards

Just one week after it was launched, the boat won its first race ( winter regatta in Lugano ), further wins followed and, as the highlight, places 1 and 2 at the 2004 European Sports Boat Championship.


  • 2004 “Europe's Yacht of the Year” in the category up to 10 m in length (“European Yacht of the Year Award 2004”, nomination by eleven European yacht magazines , award ceremony at “Boot” Düsseldorf ).

Web links


  1. ^ "Big toys for adults", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 12./13. August 2006 ( Memento from August 23, 2006 in the Internet Archive )
  2. European Yachts of the Year 2004 ( Memento of the original from September 27, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /