Latitude 46 is a builder of both sailing and motor boats and has been based in France for the last 25 years on the Ile de Re. From Australia, through Japan and Hong Kong, many have succumbed to the charms of these boats with their classical lines beneath which lies the highest standard of modern construction. And it is here that the unique strength of the company lies; preservation of unique French boat building skills, linked to the most modern methods of building with wood and composites.
The idea behind the design of the Tofinou 9.5 was that its extreme simplicity allows for apprehension-free solitary navigations and also permits serene outings with family or friends, or even club performance racing.
Therefore, the halyards and the sheets return within the helmsman’s reach in the middle of the cockpit and the furling jib is self-tacking. All the blocks are masked beneath a superb and entirely removable varnished mahogany coaming.
The Tofinou 9.5 is a fast sailboat, with great stability and a smooth helm. Thanks to its deep keel ending with a bulb, the boat remains stiff under sail and offers all the sensations of a large sailboat. The interior fittings of the Tofinou 9.5 are simple, functional and work perfectly with the boat’s sail plan.