DUALITY | arrow 1280s | Owner’s Review
"Duality has exceeded my expectations and has plenty of space for sleeping, storage and room for some toys. I carry a 2.6m tender on the davits with a 6Hp outboard which doesn’t weigh the yacht down at all..."
“DUALITY Began life when I contacted Jeff with a list of modifications I desired from the A1200. I wanted lower volume, slimmer hulls with longer waterline length for performance plus a different layout with single head (to save weight and build time) plus bridge deck cabins. I was more concerned with performance than load carrying ability so the A1280s was conceived.
From the day my kit arrived to launch day it was almost 3 years to the day. I built the majority of Duality by myself except for the fairing and painting and some hardware fitting which a friend did for me. I was working overseas during the build so only got to work on the boat on my days off back in Australia.
Duality pretty much sails at wind speed at most normal angles upwind and downwind. I haven’t pushed very hard but have seen 19.5kts boat speed in 19kts of wind with flat water. Upwind she likes to sail at about 9.5-10kts tacking through 90-95 degrees. Very little wind is needed to get going, it’s not uncommon to see the boat speed well in excess of wind speed in light air.
I have a rotating carbon mast from Current Marine, the mainsail is 66m2, jib 33m2, screacher 75m2 and asymmetric spinnaker 135m2. As far as cruising goes Duality has exceeded my expectations and has plenty of space for sleeping, storage and room for some toys. I carry a 2.6m tender on the davits with a 6Hp outboard which doesn’t weigh the yacht down at all.”
Duality | Arrow 1280S