Every now and then something a little different comes along to shake up the typically
conservative racing scene. This time it's the S40 One Design from the design board of
Javier Soto Acebal. In between his designs for Wally Yachts and the TP52 circuit he came
up with a 12 metre one-design yacht that promises true grand prix racing at an affordable
Longitude Yachts is bringing the S40 One Design into the country with the first arriving in
February. Whilst production only started this year, there are already five of them racing in
the South American circuit.
Builders, M Boats of Buenos Aires, have worked with Javier Soto Acebal to come up with
an affordable, fast and simple yacht with a striking appearance. With it's flared topsides,
square-top main and reverse sheer the boat will certainly stand out in a fleet.
As for how much? Longitude Yachts won't give us the exact price at the moment but
promise that you will get an S40 racing on the water with a full suit of sails for under
$400,000. As a bonus, the S40 will race competitively in IRC and AMS as well.
Check out the website – www.longitudeyachts.com – for pictures and video.
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