The S40 One Design will have a ‘local' rig when the first one hits the water in
Australia next March.
The S40 is the new 12 metre racing one design yacht from the pen of Javier Soto Acebal
and has already made a huge impact on the South American racing fleets. Local importer
Longitude Yachts has decided to fit the yacht with a carbon mast from New Zealand
Rigging rather than the Argentinian-built rig.
“We wanted to ensure that local buyers get the very best support and back-up for the allimportantrig on the new S40”, says importer Tim Newton. “New Zealand Rigging are doing a lot of work in Australia and already have an excellent reputation. The rig will be identical to the rig on the current S40's sailing in South America but will also give local owners the confidence of professionals rigging, tuning and checking their mast before they head out on the race course.”
Longitude Yachts have been inundated with enquiries from sailors in Australia, New
Zealand and the Asia-Pacfic wanting to check out the yacht when it arrives in Australia.
“Our test sail schedule is going to be mad when the first S40 gets here. But we are very
proud of this new yacht and excited about proving its value when it arrives.”
Richard Bearda from NZ Rigging is delighted to be providing the masts for the Aussie
S40's. “These are a fantastic new yacht and we look forward to providing the backup and
service along with the best racing rigs in the world”.
The latest S40 has just emerged from the factory in Buenos Aires and heading to Brazil.
Longitude Yachts informed us that the next one is headed for the US before the first
Australian S40 is built.
There is a lot more information about the new S40 One Design at