North Sails LOFT NEWS

June 13, 2018


North Sails Expert Skip Dieball on Denali 3 Featuring The Latest 3Di Technology

The new Ker 46+, Denali 3, rolled into Northern Michigan on May 31st and the commissioning team has been hard at work everyday since.

Built by McConaghy and managed by Wade Morgan of Morgan Yachting, the boat was built to spec and on time.  The fit and finish was perfect and after a few days of putting the pieces together, it was time to go sailing.

D3 is outfitted with the latest North Sails 3Di.  Designed by North Sails New Zealand’s Magnus Doole, all the sails showed up ready for install and fit perfectly out of the box. Magnus, myself and Wade had been in communication for nearly nine months making sure that any changes were properly communicated and that all the technological tools were used to ensure that the sails fit the Southern Spars mast perfectly. Bill commented on her sails;

“She has a very versatile wardrobe. The boat and sails lived up to my vision and met my goals so I am totally pumped!  It’s just awesome. Sunday was a real treat..had breeze up and D3 sailed consistently in the high teens. I can’t wait for it to really blow, as she has way more in the tank.”

Bill McKinley, owner of Denali 3, has been impressed with the entire team in getting the boat from the trailer to sailing within one week.  Bill commented, “Super impressive. Couldn’t have happened without proper focus and hard work.”

Denali 3
Denali 3
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