Owen Clarke 4th generation Class 40

Latest design from British naval architects

Tuesday June 19th 2012, Author: James Boyd, Location: none selected

Owen Clarke’s fourth generation 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 has been involved with the development of Class 40s since the rule inception back in 2005 and has produced nine semi–custom and five production boats, since 2006. As well as producing the Class Champion in 2008 Owen Clarke 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 (Mare.de) 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.

The Generation 4 Class 40 can tailored to an owner's specific requirements for an inshore or offshore racing program, as variable ballast positioning and sail configurations within the existing stock design can be adjusted to provide an optimum performance package for particular events. Should the need be for a specific race program then a full custom design package is also available.

The kit boat and one of the sail-away packages is available from Jaz Marine, South Africa, which has built Owen Clarke design since 2006, culminating in 40 Degrees 2, while builds can also be carried out in the USA by Carbon Ocean Yachts in 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) US$ 608,000

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