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Sydney 40

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Category:Sailing Boats
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1999
Length:12 m/39 ft
Category:fin keel
Engine manufacturer:27hp yanmar
Material hull:kevlar
A great example of the ever popular Sydney 40. On top of this renowned design, LOCO benefits from many IRC upgrades and modifications to keep it right in touch with its rivals.
NEW keel configuration in 2012, NEW Selden mast in 2014 and NEW sails in 2013 and 2014. A great overall package and ready to hit the water running.

The interior has been kept ‘race boat’ simple and is designed for lightweight and offshore racing comfort. The settee-backs swing up from their normal position to form rigid bottom ‘swing’ cots; very functional storage bins are built into the backside of these berths.
The navigation station is incorporated into the aft portion of the engine box just behind the companionway, providing a dry and highly functional site for today’s computer-based navigation.

Basic Fenders and life buoys.
Some safety kit and life lines.

GPS MAP : Garmin GPSMAP 451 in cockpit
Instruments : B&G H2000, 4x20/20’s on Custom Mast Bracket & 2 FFD’s
Powerful performance race boat designed by Murray, Burns and Dovell

Hull and deck laminates are a blend of Kevlar/E glass hybrid cloths and Kevlar uni-directional fabrics combined to produce the best strength and stiffness
Hull, deck and internal structures are laminated in a combination of epoxy & vinylester resins
One piece GRP laminated epoxy structural grid designed to incorporate the keel attachment, mast step, engine mount and rudder for tight one design control, strength and durability
PVC/SAN foam cored hull and deck, exterior finished with white gelcoat
Vacuum bagged composite bulkheads
Non-slip surface on deck, coachroof and cockpit
Flush-through hull/skin fittings
Wheel steering with 2m diameter alloy wheel
High ductility iron fin and lead bulb keel

Stock Number : ABS 1234
Year of Build : 1999
Designer : Murray, Burns, Dovell
IRC Rating : 1.13x
LOA : 12.50m
Beam : 3.70 m
Draft : 2.70 m
Keel Type : Bulb Keel
Displacement : 5500kgs
Engine : 1 x Yanmar 3J2HE – 27 HP Diesel
Fuel Capacity : 60 Ltrs

Further areas of IRC optimisation extend into the keel with a new fin and bulb fitted in 2012, which has quite simply transformed the performance of the boat and really stands her in great stead both inshore and offshore.

The main performance modifications that have occurred are:

2012 - a new IRC keel
2013 - modified rudder to increased size.
2014 - new Selden Mast moved aft by 350mm to increase J to 4.8m
2016 – Carbon Tiller (wheel still available and modular so can be replaced)
2016 - Carbon Bowsprit

The design and drawings of all mods are available on request.

These additions make this boat a very competitive racer. The keel achieves max righting moment for the hull structures and makes the boat 5-10 seconds faster per mile than other Sydney 40. The rig and rigging has been completely overhauled.

Lewmar winches
Spinlock clutches (new XX clutches)


With IRC optimisation in mind the boat has been fitted with a new Selden, fractional, Aluminium, 2 spreader rig, which was only commissioned in July 2014 and has seen very little use since. As part of the upgrade package the boat also now has a new carbon boom and spinnaker pole for use with symmetrical spinnakers.
To further improve the IRC capabilities of the boat, a fixed bowsprit has also been added for use with Asymmetric spinnakers, which really come into their own on both the Offshore courses and when short handed sailing.

A complete and up-together running rigging package also accompanies the boat with a variety of spare lines.

1 x 1.2m Carbon bowsprit.
1 x 1m Spare bowsprit.
1 x 0.5m Spare bowsprit.


Main - North – Kevlar – P 16 E 5.72

#1 – Carbon – 42sqm
#2 – Carbon – 42sqm

A2 0.75oz – 157 sqm
A2 0.75oz - 175sqm
A4 1.5oz – 130 sqm

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