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The Cigarette 36 (the light blue hull at the front) is an accurate model of the Don Aronow designed 36 foot offshore deep-vee racing powerboat hull, many of which used to perform in races like the Cowes Torquay Cowes classic with names like KAAMA and Dry Martini. The only slight deviation from scale is the addition of an outward flange around the top edge to make construction simpler, and to strengthen the hull-deck joint. This hull has been raced successfully in model offshore and inland rough water events. No other mouldings or plans are available for this design.
Hull Length:1005mm (39.5") Beam:305mm (12") Scale:1/11th
Recently brought out of retirement and returned to production when customers just wouldn't stop asking for it, is the Aurora 40 design (the yellow hull at the rear). This is a non-scale medium-vee offshore racer type hull which has been quite successful in model offshore racing. Because the vee angle is rather less than the Cigarette 36, Aurora is simpler to build and set up, and several examples have been successfully fitted with waterjet units, using high-power electric motors. The hull is moulded with an outward flange around the top edge to make construction simpler, and strengthen the hull-deck joint. This design has been raced successfully in model offshore and rough water events, in fact a standard 61 powered Aurora 40 was the outright winner of the UK Offshore Racing Championship some years ago.
Hull Length:1030mm (40.5") Beam:340mm (13.5")