Scarano Boat Building took sailboat design to the next level by combining more than 35 years of naval architecture and marine engineering experience, plus the latest technologies and materials, and putting them all into the 105′ Gaff schooner, America 2.0. She features shroudless carbon fiber spars, a two-part hull with a removable, aluminum deadwood section for water and fuel tanks, and electric motors for propulsion. Her hull is constructed out of an end-grain balsa core, sandwiched between two layers of Port Orford Cedar over wooden laminated frames, an aluminum cabin structure with integrated mast supports, and bullwarks and cabin soles constructed out of plascore, an aluminum honey comb material, for improved strength and additional weight savings.
America 2.0 is a tribute to the schooner America, the winner of the first America’s Cup in 1851. The 2.0 in the name comes from the schooner’s modern and eco-friendly design.