Class 40 Open for sale and charter

Alex Bennett and Ifor Pedley on board the Class 40 Fujifilm
Alex Bennett and Ifor Pedley on board the Class 40 Fujifilm



Our brokerage service has at any one time a number of Class 40’s available for sale or charter. We are also constantly looking for new boats to list. Our unique technical input and racing background coupled with Boatshed’s brokerage/legal skills are ideally placed to provide the back up and service required to advise sellers, buyers and charterers.

Owen Clarke Design are at the forefront of development for this new exciting class of boat and have thirteen class 40's on the water in 2008. Nine are race boat versions, the first to be launched in June 2006 was Friends of the Earth, a custom design for Toronto based sailor Jonathan Crinion that’s since been sold and is now based in Ireland. The second boat, Bolands Mill for UK mini sailor Ian Munslow is based on our first generation stock design this boat has now transferred ownership and is now racing out of Newport RI, USA. Although they were both OCD designs our intention is to be a conduit for technical advice and the sale of any Class 40, from any country, to our clients worldwide.  

Class 40 is designed to bridge the gap between the small Mini Transat 6.5’s and their larger and more expensive cousins the Open 50’s/60’s. Ideal in concept for the non-sponsored sailor to be sailed short-handed in Trans-Oceanic events such as the Melbourne-Osaka, Route de Rhum, Round Britain and AZAB. The concept of the class and the boat is however also to race fully crewed in events like the Fastnet, Bermuda Race, also club racing and in regattas such as Spi Ouest and Cork Week.

Class 40 Specifications – Typical

LOA:                                  12.19 m
BOA:                                      3.5 m
Draft:                                     3.0 m
Displacement:                      4700 kg
Upwind sail area:                   115 sqm
Downwind sail area:              260 sqm
Displacement:                       4600 kg
Water ballast:                           750 litres
Crew:                                    1 – 5
Construction: Glass, foam composite sandwich (carbon banned)

For more information regarding Class 40 charter visit our dedicated web page at:

Class 40 Open Racing Yacht Charter

For more information regarding Class 40’s please review the following websites pages:

Class 40 Racer

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