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A third generation Owen Clarke Class 40 design, this yacht was built in the UK by the same expert team responsible for the construction of Volvo 70s and Americas Cup Catamarans. The design began with a clean sheet of paper and incorporated modifications made to the Class 40 rules in 2008. It was without doubt the most technically advanced Class 40 yacht created at that time. The result of a collaboration by Owen Clarke Design and Americas Cup/Team New Zealand designer Clay Oliver. In addition, OCD utilised the talents of French hydrodynamicist and BMW/Oracle design team member, Michel Kermarec for the evolution of the appendages. Chartered to Jörg Reichers for two years she was sold on to her next custodian who carried out a comprehensive refit programme that saw the boat sport a new Axxon carbon rig and rigging, new sails and a general lightening of the yacht that culminated in achieving the class rules for minimum overall weight and maximum mast righting limiter weight. 

As a vintage category Class 40, these boats get their own ranking as well as overall scores within Class 40 events, allowing for some competitive racing. In Europe these boats are still being raced against the best of the Class 40 fleet and can perform well. With many more miles of performance racing, French Pineapple is ready to be enjoyed by a new owner who may wish to invest in some re-fit work to maintain and improve performance.


LOA: 12.18 m 
Beam: 4.446 m
Draft: 3.0 m
Year built: 2009
Lying: New Orleans, USCG registered
Builder: FCSD Plymouth, UK
Designer: Owen Clarke Design
Price: USD 139,000


  • Twin spreader keel stepped Axxon carbon mast 
  • Harken mast track and mainsail cars 
  • Axxon carbon boom 
  • Fixed carbon Bowsprit re-lacquered 2018
  • Rigging 2018:
  • Complete overhaul of the rod standing rigging, (AGP Course Offshore) July 2018 
  • PBO stays on Karver KF5 structural furlers
  • Complete overhaul of the running rigging (AGP Course Offshore) July 2018
  • New independent spinnaker tack line system
  • New masthead halyard arrangement
  • New spinnaker snuffer 
  • New set of sails 2018 for the Route du Rhum: 1 Main, 1 Solent, 1 Trinquette, A5, A6, A2 
  • Set of sails 2010 – 2014 Main, Solent, Trinquette, Code 0, Code 5, A2, Storm Jib
  • Lazy-bag 
  • Covers for Main, Solent and Trinquette 


  • 5 x Winches Lewmar (+ 1 x Lewmar mast winch)
  • Blocks and jammers, Spinlock, Lewmar, Ronstan, Cousin 
  • Control line piano re-arranged
  • New barber hauler systems added 2018



  • NKE 2018 power station
  • 2x multigraphic screens - AGP custom racing package
  • 1x gyrographic screen - AGP custom racing package
  • HF GPS
  • Network NMEA Wifi
  • Perch carbo wind
  • Battery voltage controller
  • 2x log sensor
  • 1x depth sounder
  • Real wind option
  • Compass regatta
  • B & G Line Independent Revised Emergency Pilot 2018
  • 1 x ACP calculators
  • 2 x Raymarine 6000 electric cylinders, revised 2018 by Raymarine 1x B & G screens
  • 2 x gyro compass sensors KVH 
  • 1 x wind-carbowind sensor 
  • 1 x compass sensor 
  • VHF fixed 25W and portable VHF
  • Iridium Openport - New antenna 2014
  • Mini-C Inmarsat Thrane & Thrane 2013, antenna 2014 
  • Portable Iridium 
  • Panasonic CF-Y7 Waterproof PC and Flash Disk-update Windows 2014 
  • Offshore Adrena Pro Navigation Pack
  • Ethernet-WIFI router
  • AIS 
  • Furuno Radar
  • Seame Active Radar Reflector
  • Navigation lights at the masthead and emergency LED 


  • Yanmar Engine 30 Hp, 
  • Alternator 2014
  • 4 x Batteries 2014 (100A) 



  • Class 40 compliant 2018
  • Viking 4-person liferaft 2007 last test 02/2018 


  • Shore storage cradle, lying New Orleans



  • 2018  Route de Rhum 20th
  • 2018  Grand prix Guyader 14th
  • 2018  Les 1000 Miles des sables 9th
  • 2016  Transat Quebec-Saint Malo 17th   
  • 2014  Grand Prix Guyader 2nd  
  • 2014   Route De Rhum 5th  
  • 2013  Transat Jacques Vabre 13th
  • 2011  Les Sables-Horta-Les Sables 4th   
  • 2011  Normandy Channel Race 4th  
  • 2010  Route du Rhum  6th  
  • 2010  Record SNSM 4th   

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