The Esse750 of the Swiss Esseboats is on the boat 2012 with the coveted title of European yacht of the year awarded 2012 on the boat ‘ in Dusseldorf, the Esse750 celebrated its world premiere in 2011. It will be a year later yacht now with the coveted title of European of the year 2012’ awarded. For Josef Schuchter and his Esseboats a great confirmation of the concept, as is the second prize in the young history of the Swiss Esseboats after receiving the same award for the Esse850 in the year 2005 and a nomination for the Esse990 in the year 2009, with the Esse750 already. In the fall of 2011, the final tests for the European yacht of the year 2012 election took place off the coast of Barcelona. International journalists have had to wind and a deal here with 2 m high wave up to 30kn, but at the same time a real boat test. The Esse750, actually as Lake racer designed, showed no weaknesses even in these conditions.
This convinced the journalists on the jury, and they chose the recent development of the Esseboats in the category special yachts’ to the yacht of the year 2012. With the Esse750, Josef Schuchter has in common with the Italian designer Umberto Felci very consistently continue the concept of Esseboats: to develop, which are very easy to sail quickly under all conditions and above all with smaller crew or single-handed, also sporting boats or Daysailer. This is true especially for the Esse750. The body of the boat of Esse750 and deck are in carbon sandwich and manufactured in the infusion process. The mast is also made of carbon. The modern sail plan includes a movable self tacking jib, square top mainsail and gennaker, with the gennaker is recovered through a channel. A large comfortable cockpit with very simple deck layout allows an easy handling. The weight of 960 kilograms with a ballast ratio of 580 kg and a sail area of just under 38 m 2 on the wind (large 23.9 m2 / jib 14.0 m2 / gennaker 65.0 m2), are a first indication of the enormous potential of the Esse750. Holger Ambroselli