The 115 is the embodiment of C&C`s dedication to this seemingly contradictory ideal and to leading the industry in all facets of boatbuilding technology. With her epoxy resin, eglass, and CoreCell core post-cured hull laminate, vinylester resin infusion deck, and a carbon-fiber mast as standard equipment, the 115 maintains highoctane performance ratios yet an interior that features two separate cabins, luxurious main cabin, sit-down nav station, large galley, and head with stall shower. Others try to match what we`re doing at C&C Yachts, but without the advanced building technology we`ve designed and employ, they simply do not have the tools required.
The 115 interior belies her raceboat capabilities. Using lightweight composite laminates, cabinetry is abundant and attractively finished in varnished cherry with laminated, curved trim. Bulkheads are attached to the interior components using Plexus methylmethacrylate adhesives providing additional stiffness to the hull structure without adding weight. Accommodations for six are provided in fore and aft double cabins and bunk-length main cabin settees. The forward facing nav station is designed to accommodate full navigational instrumentation. The galley is fit with a two burner gimbaled LPG stove/oven, large icebox, deep sink, and ample storage for provisions. A stall shower and large head are located aft and to port. By concentrating on weightsaving construction technologies the 115 delivers an interior befitting a comfy cruiser without giving up her dedication to top racecourse performance.
Deadrise at Transom
C&C`s distinctive deck design is continued on the 115. Wide side decks with molded-in non-skid provide safe and secure maneuvering in a seaway. The signature slash style portlights and classic C&C styling makes the 115 a head-turner in any harbor. The cockpit puts comfort and function first. The helmsman is pampered with a wrap-around helmseat with the 60` wheelwithin fingertip reach for upwind sailing. The main trimmer is given a convenient position just forward of the helmsman and has the mechanical advantage necessary in the Harken gross/fine tune mainsheet system to tweak the best performance possible. The cockpit seats are over 6 feet long and have high seat backs for comfort. C&C`s custom toerail and stanchion design maximizes on deck space and offers a necessary toehold when moving forward in challenging conditions. With the racer/cruiser in mind the deck for the 115 is designed for maximum performance while offering comfort for after the race or when cruising.
Draft Board/Drive Up
The C&C 115`s long waterline (33 feet) produces a very impressive 147 displacement/length ratio. Her epoxy hull laminate consists of an all uni-directional e-glass structural laminate locally reinforced with uni-directional carbon fiber and sandwiched on CoreCell linear urethane foam coring. The laminate is carefully impregnated in metered equipment, consolidated along with all reinforcements and the coring, and placed under vacuum to allow ambient temperature cure. After this,the laminate is post-cured in a computer-controlled oven to maximize the physical properties of the composite. Building the laminate this way produces the lightest, strongest, and stiffest structure possible and the weight saved can be used for interior appointments and additional ballast further enhancing the 115`s performance and livability. The bulbed 4,200-lb lead keel has an extremely low center of gravity producing a high righting moment allowing a powerful sailplan resulting in a sail area/displacement ratio of 23.1. The infusion deck`s laminate is structured from unidirectional e-glass, Baltek AL 600 coring, and a custom-blended vinylester resin. Using resin infusion with these materials results in a lighter, stiffer, and stronger deck than those produced with the antiquated, low-tech polyester resin laminating techniques favored by most other builders.