virgin mojito

A gifted eco-responsible cruiser with a panoramic view...

In 2014, Idbmarine presented the Mojito 888 which was to become the sailboat of the year 2015.

This Mojito 888 led a pretty career and, in 2019, the joint reflection of the site and a loyal customer of Idbmarine, with the partnership of KAIROS et Roland JOURDAIN, emerged the challenge of achieving an eco-responsible Mojito 888 : the Virgin Mojito 888 is born!

The challenge was therefore to replace :

- fiberglass by linen fiber,

- felt (soric) with cork,

- corecell foam with PET foam.

Idbmarine also led an evolution of the layouts with the addition of two returns to the kitchen and the chart table, an adjustment of the saloon files, new hull portholes and the installation of textile teams.

Linen inserts underline this eco-responsible and qualitative development of the Virgin Mojito 888 compared to the initial version.

The boat's performance remains identical, the excess weight of the linen being marginal (around 50 kg).

Why linen fiber? the fart ? the cork ?

The adoption of linen is an approach which significantly reduces the boat's carbon footprint: in fact the glass fiber conventionally used comes from petroleum chemistry and comes from Asia.

Conversely, linen fiber is cultivated and woven in France: it is a renewable resource.

Cork is also a renewable resource produced in Europe which replaces soric, a polyester-based material.

PET foam is a recyclable material. Its technical characteristics are similar to Corecell foam based on polystyrene.

The materials used, apart from polyester resin, are either renewable (linen, cork) or recyclable (PET).

For the moment, there is no bio-sourced resin which can replace the polyester resin in an acceptable manner.

Finally, the incineration of a Linen / Polyester composite does not require any energy input unlike that of a Glass / Polyester composite.

In the end, the carbon footprint is greatly reduced over the entire life of the boat (manufacture, use and destruction).

What impact in the workshop ?

The construction in linen fiber / PET foam / cork also allows an improvement of the working conditions on the building site, the linen fiber being much less "aggressive" than fiberglass.

Less easy to cut than fiberglass, linen is more pleasant to the touch and smells good!

What cost in the end?

The use of all these materials is under control.

The variations of linen fabrics are currently limited and developments are underway to offer more suitable grammages (bi-axial, tri-axial) to facilitate the construction of sailboats.

Cork is a relatively common material but nautical construction requires a good quality of this material.

PET foam is a common industrial product.

In total :

- the material cost is higher than the "chemical" materials conventionally used, but in the long term, the costs of linen fiber should decrease with the development of this sector.

- the implementation times are also longer.

The final cost of the boat is therefore impacted, a cost that Idbmarine has amortized by proposing improvements in accomodations and finish. (additional cost of around 5%)

Convinced that this eco-responsible approach is inevitable, Idbmarine decided to launch the Virgin Mojito 888 to mark and promote this development in boating.

Idbmarine therefore innovates in a responsible manner to allow you to reduce the carbon impact during the acquisition of your sailboat.

Hull and deck in vacuum infusion method
White hull is sandwich construction (Liner fiber / Cork / PET foam) with local areas moulded reinforcements to strenghten the structure.
White Deck is sandwich construction (Liner fiber / Cork / PET foam), with moulded non-slip finish.
Teck covered cockpit seats (option), 3 lockers, engine control lever, manual bildge pump.
2 polyester rudders linked with one helm.
Accomodations :
Aft double berth with its cushions (2.00mx 1.30m), single saloon berths with cushions and shelves (1.80mx 0.52m), Fore bed with its cushions (1.90m long).
Saloon table, stainless steel willow, kitchen area with 2-burner stove, sink, 100 l water tank, pressurized water, cooler and shelves. Table map corner with instrument support.
Textile shelves in the rear sleeping area and the fore bed.
2 hull portholes on the hull in the saloon with linen inserts.
2 opening portholes in the roof plexis, 1 opening porthole toilet, 1 opening porthole on rear berth, 1 opening panel on fore bed.
Toilet compartment with WC, sink, wardrobe and storage unit.
Kitchen module with two lights on gimbal, sink, trolley and storage.
Two returns to the kitchen stations and table map with fargues and laminate linen covering.
Motor and Electricity :
Yanmard 14cv bi-cylinders. Fuel tank capacity 34 l.
Engine compartment with foam soundproofing with 1 big hatch for accessibility on top.
Two 70 amp service and engine battery, 10 switches 12 V electrical panel protected with breakers (table chart), 6 electric lights (LED) with independant switch.
LED navigation lights at the top of the mast.
Rigging :
Closed stainless steel pulpit, two sheathead stainless steel guardrails with three stainless steel stanchions each side, two stainless steel pushpit at aft end of cockpit.
Stainless steel fittings,jib and mainsail tracks, two triple jammers, stick Spinlock.
Harken chrome plated winches as followed : 2 halyards winches (30), 2 sheets winches (40).
6 aluminium mooring cleats.
Spars :
Anodised aluminium mast (SELDEN) deck-stepped with double large pushing spreaders.
Anodised aluminium boom with 3 reefing lines.
Security :
Electrical automatic bilge pump in motor compartment.
Manual bilge pump in the cockpit.
1 compas on cockpit table.
Swinging keel :
Electro-hydraulic powered cast iron swinging keel.
  • Designer : Pierre ROLLAND
  • Hull length: 8,88 m
  • Float length: 8,70 m
  • Beam : 3,45 m
  • Draft swinging keel : 2,25 m - 0,95 m
  • Displacement : 2,9 T
  • Ballast : 890 kg
  • Design sail area : 56 m2
  • Main sail area : 31 m2
  • Genoa area : 25 m2
  • Solent area : 17 m2
  • Spinnaker : 75 m2
  • Inboard Motorisation : 14 CV
  • Category A or B

Download the documentation of Virgin Mojito 888 Download the documentation of Virgin Mojito 888

Price 2020 without VAT

Virgin Mojito 888 swinging keel, from shipyard : 97 500 euros