The boat was designed to cruise the canals of Europe. We needed to make a narrow boat (maximum width for passage in England is 6'10"). The requirement of shipping the boat lead to the folding concept which means the boat will fit into a 20' container. After cruising for the day, the 52' boat can be folded and berthed in a more economical 20' slip.
Why is the boat 52' long? Simply because it is elegant and beautiful.Check out her graceful lines, from bow and stern views.