Focus 800 DS
The prototype of the first Focus 800 was introduced at the HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show in 2001 and since then 15 boats have been built. They were all constructed with a polyester hull and a wooden deck and routinely finished with teak and lacquered mahogany.
Nowadays, there are better materials and construction methods such as vinylester and vacuum injection and with the present developments in hull shapes, we thought it was time for a new Focus that looks the same above water, but is designed to perfection underwater. The hull has been newly designed with higher freeboards and the underwater section of the boat has been adapted so that it has more “lift”. By building the hull in a “sandwich construction” the hull is lighter, more rigid and stronger which greatly improves the downwind characteristics and when sailing close to the wind, the Focus will remain drier.
The new Focus 800 DS has also been designed with a glass reïnforced sandwich construction with vinylester resin and anti-slip surface. The aft deck now has 2 hatches, 1 for storage space and 1 for the engine compartment. The deck/hull has been finished with a protective teak strip.
The cockpit has also been completely constructed in polyester with anti-slip surfaces, but has been finished with teak and mahogany elements to create an appearance that is exactly right. The
layout of the cockpit is such that you can make your own choices.
New moulds of the hull, cockpit and deck have been produced so that all Focusses are basically the same. Each client can have his Focus 800 built in any way he wishes with the aid of an extensive list of optional extras. For example, a teak deck, a carbon mast, roller furling systems, extra polyester or mahogany seats in the cockpit and, not to be forgotten, an inboard diesel engine with sail-drive or electrical power. It’s all possible in the Focus 800 DS!
“Single-handed sailing in style in an eye-catching head-turner”. That is the new Focus 800 DS.