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Sun Fast 30 One Design

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR IN OFFSHORE RACING

The fruit of a collaboration between key players in the marine industry – with naval architects at VPLP Design and with Multiplast – the Sun Fast 30 One Design is an innovative, powerful, and versatile 30-foot sailboat aiming to make offshore sailing more accessible, more fun, and more sustainable.

This design project for a 30-foot one-design offshore racer was imagined by UNCL-Racing Division from the Yacht Club de France (France), the Royal Ocean Racing Club (UK), and the Storm Trysail Club (US), aimed to encourage discipline, to make sailing more accessible and to train the new generation.

The VPLP Design/Multiplast association won the international call for projects “Class 30: Let’s Build the Future” competition.

The Sun Fast 30 One Design, designed by VPLP Design, benefits after intensive studies from a powerful and versatile modern hull (semi scow), adapted to an offshore purpose.

Multiplast brings all its cutting-edge expertise to the conception of this one-design mono-hull down to the smallest detail to offer a seaworthy, well-equipped, and accessible boat thanks to its ease of maintenance and limited budget.

Technical Specification


Overall Length: 10,40 m | 34’1’’

Hull length: 8,99 m | 29’5’’

Water length: 8,40 m | 27’6’’

Displacement: 2 700 kg | 5 952 lbs

Beam Max: 2,99 m | 9’9’’

Draft: 2,00 m | 6’6’’

Berths: 2 + 2 (option)

Sail drive: Nanni 10 HP

CE category: A4 / B5 / C6

Architect: VPLP Design

Contruction

A PERFORMING AND ECO-RESPONSIBLE BOAT


Beyond performance, respect for biodiversity and aquatic environments is at the heart of the actions of the two brands.

This explains the particular attention that has been given to innovation and eco-design, in accordance with the initial specifications of the competition, with a global consideration for the construction phase, the boat’s usage, and way of sailing.

The revolution of this project relates to the use of Elium resin, a thermoplastic resin by Arkema. This resin has the particularity of being made of 20% recycled material but also of being recyclable. Therefore, it plays a role during the whole life cycle of the boat. First, it makes production waste recyclable. It also allows the deconstruction and recycling of all composite parts thanks to the separation of the fibers and the matrix.

This resin has the same mechanical properties as a traditional Polyester resin. It allows construction at a similar weight and maintains the performance and reliability of this new model. The Sun Fast 30 One Design will be the first series-production recyclable sailboat.

This development is the result of more than 3 years of R&D within Beneteau Group to develop with Arkema a grade of Elium resin suitable for boating.

HULL

  • Hull made in monolithic infused with Elium resin + reinforced areas
  • Hull counter-mold made in fiberglass and Elium resin.
  • Fiberglass infused with Elium resin / PET Foam main bulkheads.
  • Fiberglass infused with Elium resin / PET Foam secondary bulkheads
  • Fiberglass infused with Elium resin / PET Foam secondary structural parts
  • The bulkheads are glued in the hull and on the hull counter-mold 

DECK

  • Fiberglass infused with Elium resin / PET Foam + reinforced areas

KEEL

  • Mixed cast iron keel with lead bulb

RUDDERS

  • Infusion monolithic fiberglass / Uni carbon reinforcement

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