The deck, upper structure and cockpit are made of a sandwich construction with a PVC foam core. In the places where fittings are mounted, aluminium sheets are laminated where the fittings are fastened with tap bolts. The gunwale and cockpit edge are provided with profiled frames from the maintenance-free Flexiteak. Optional is a Flexiteak deck.
Flowing lines, proper ratio and a perfect balance represent the DAY.M8. Built in fiberglass-reinforced polyester, with an outer skin of vinyl ester. This glass fiber layer provides optimal protection against blistering from osmosis. In places where strong forces occur, such as around the keel suspension, chain plates and mast compression, extra glass fabric is laminated. The interior components are immovably glued into the hull with epoxy fillets. This has created a box construction that gives the boat a lot of stiffness. Off-white is the standard colour of the hull. All other options are possible through wrapping.
The rejuvenated aluminium mast and aluminium boom are equipped with an epoxy powder coating in the colour off-white, or black. The halyards are made with spectra lines for minimal stretch. The tacking jib is mounted on Newmar rails, which are secured tightly in front of the mast. This means that it is possible to tack without any sheet movements. For the trimming of the jib, there are self-tailing winches on the cockpit edges.
All lines run to the cockpit for easy and safe handling of the sails. Both the jib and the mainsail are easy to operate from the steering position by the skipper. The mainsail is easy to trim in all weather conditions. On the spacious ruts you can choose for the gennaker, which in front of the bowsprit well ahead of the boat … in full glory … increases the sailing performance.
Dacron sails are standardly supplied with the DAY.M8. But there’s also the possibility to choose for laminate sails.
Surface mainsail: 16.5m2
Surface tacking jib: 10.5m2
An easy-to-use cooking tool, containing everything you need for a nice cup of coffee or tea. Ideal for in the cockpit or on shore.
Keel and rudder
The keel is hung on 7 pieces of M12 stainless steel threaded rods. Laminated warts and transversal bulkheads in the hull absorb the transverse forces from the keel. The rudder has a stainless steel rudderking with a polyester rudder blade. The slide bearings are made in Delrin with a glass and epoxy rudder trunk. The beautiful tiller is made of laminated mahogany.
There are 4 adult sleeping places aboard the DAY.M8. In the front of the cabin you will find a spacious double bed of at least 2 meters long. On the port and starboard are quarter berths with sufficient legroom and comfort. There is space under the benches for a toilet. Optionally, a dry toilet or an underwater toilet can be installed here. The optional galley consists of a “cooking tool” with spirit burner and space for cooking utensils and cutlery. Extendable from the quarter berths or to be used in the cockpit and on shore.