New 4th generation Class 40 from Owen Clarke Design

New 4th generation Class 40 from Owen Clarke Design

Monday June 18 2012 Author: Merfyn Owen Location: none selected


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Owen Clarke’s fourth generation Class 40 design is finished and is available from several builders as a ‘sail away’ version and also as a kit form that can be completed and fitted out anywhere.

Owen Clarke Design have been involved with the development of Class 40's since the rule  inception back in 2005 and have produced nine semi–custom and five production boats, since 2006. As well as producing the Class Champion in 2008 our designs have won or placed on the podium in events such as: Class 40 Mondial/Worlds, Route du Rhum, Round Britain and Ireland Race, Normandy Channel Race, Atlantic Cup, Bermuda Race, Marblehead-Halifax and most recently with 40 Degrees 2  in the 2011 Transat Jacques Vabres.

Combining the hull design development work carried out for the Generation 3 designs of ‘Cinnamon Girl’ ( and ‘40 Degrees 2’ the latest Class 40 design offering from Owen Clarke Design shares the same hull platform, with new cockpit and deck layout options, new keel fin design and rudders, two spreader rig and structure in-line with the minimum ISAF Class 40 requirement of ISO 12215 Category A.

Unlike other production designs, whether the requirement is for an inshore or offshore racing program, Owen Clarke Design can optimise a design to suit your requirements. Variable ballast positioning and sail configurations within the existing stock design can be adjusted to provide an optimum performance package for target events. Should the need be for a specific race program then a full custom design package may suit a more refined approach.

LOA (m)                                                12.19

DWL (m)                                               11.64

BEAM (m)                                               4.50

DRAFT (m)                                             3.00

DISPLACEMENT (kg)                                4500

WATER BALLAST PER SIDE (l)                     750

ENGINE (hp)                                             27

ISAF /OSR                   CAT 1 (CAT O Optional)


P (m)                                                  16.82

E (m)                                                   5.08

IG (m)                                                15.74

J (m)                                                   5.83

LP (m)                                                 6.01

ISP (m)                                              17.26 

SPL (m)                                               7.86

The kit boat and one of the sail-away packages is available from Jaz Marine, South Africa, builders of some of our first, second and third generation designs (40 Degrees 2) since 2006. US owners may prefer a version built at home in the United States and here we can offer several options including from premier yacht builders Carbon Ocean Yachts of Belfast, Maine.


Kit boat available (depending on level of completion) from 157,000 Euro

Ready to sail, build South Africa (ex sails and electronics) 335,000 Euro

Ready to sail, build United States (ex sails and electronics) 608,000 US$

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