Inspired by the French riviera’s art de vivre and the sun drenched crystalline waters of the Mediterranean Sea, L’Été is the new dayboat by the French studio Thomas Tison Yacht Design & Engineering.
Thomas Tison describes L’Été as: ‘An object of pleasure that makes it easier to access and share the delights of sailing. L’Eté is a daysailer that can be sailed alone, fast, and the ideal yacht to enjoy life at sea with everyone. Her design focuses on organic shapes, advanced wood construction and well crafted details.’
Summer is the perfect season for yachtsmen to fully enjoy their vessel. Sailors gather onboard with friends and family to spend quality time together, and when sailing solo, they rediscover the joy of being out on the water without a crew, fully connected to their beloved sailboat and experiencing the feeling of freedom that only sailing can bring. L’Été has been carefully designed to be a platform for sharing emotions with guests on board and providing a pleasurable sailing experience.
The name L’Été, meaning ‘summer’ in French, perfectly embodies the philosophy of this 12m vessel. The ideal weekend for an owner of L’Été: setting sail with friends on Friday afternoon, spending Saturday solo sailing to the Italian riviera, and enjoying the Sunday anchored in a little bay with family.
L’Eté weighs only 3700 kg thanks to the use of composite materials for the deck, keel, and rudder. The boat is light, fast and easy to handle. The electric jib winches and the mainsail electric underdeck winch bring simplicity of sailing for all sailors.
While technology allows this boat to sail without a crew, the other key feature of L’Été is to ensure on-board comfort for creating convivial moments with guests. The full width cockpit extends from the transom to the rig, making this section of the boat a welcoming place for everyone.
When anchored, the large aft sunbeds can be protected from the sun thanks to awnings inspired by the classic sailboats, transforming the daysailer into a private Mediterranean beach house. Among the optional available, there is an inflatable platform for easy access to swimming and snorkelling.
The interior layout has been redesigned to create a perfect day room for socialising, similar to the luxury beach clubs of the French Riviera. The extra wide 1.3 m companion way provides easy access below deck, which boasts a headroom of 1.75 m. This comfortable space offers the possibility of shelter from the midday sun while continuing to converse with those in the cockpit.
The dayroom is equipped with air conditioning, two entertainment and navigation screens, a refrigerator for cold drinks and fresh foods, and storage areas. The gold-leaf ceiling contributes to saving weight as well as maximising the natural light. A spacious water room provides privacy and space for toiletries and clothes.
The daysailer also features a four-metre long garage dedicated to water toys such as electric surfboards, stand up paddles, and diving equipment.
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