MCConaghy Boats and Botin Partners have joined forces to bring the next generation of Grand Prix 40 Racer, designed and optimised for HPR whilst still being competitive under IRC this new bred will be an exhillerating sail.
Botin partners, the design team who have dominated the last 5 Med cup series, have now applied their unrivaled TP52 design expertise to a “no compromise” 40 ft High Performance racing yacht. The first of these new super light weight racers is under construction for an Asian owner, it will rate in both HPR and IRC and will be suitable for both inshore and offshore racing.
The 2013 Hull and appendage shapes are developed from the lines of the 2012 52 Super Series Winner "Azzurra" with extensive CFD/VPP studies lead by Marcelino Botin and his aero/hydro team. The result is Very High Sail Area to Displacement and Sail Area to Wetted Area ratios, ensuring fast and exciting sailing.
This new generation Grand Prix 40 ft racer is constructed in a female mould from prepreg carbon with nomex core throughout and structural engineering by Pure NZ (lead by Giovanni Belgrano chief ETNZ structural designer).
Botin partners have designed a High Tensile steel fabricated keel fin with a low VCG lead bulb. Keel and bulb are optimized for all round courses.
Harken winches and deck hardware are complimented by a clean and simple deck layout, designed for efficient handling by the crew. To keep windage drag low all the lines run underneath the deck, while clever details improve the deck watertightness and minimize unnecessary added weight on the race course.