Built by McConaghy Boats and launched 2017.
Ker 40+ Hull #5 - Full Grand Prix Specification
IRC: TCC 1.269
Ker 40+ has been designed and built in accordance with requirements of ISO 12215 Category A.
Hull, deck & superstructure construction from Carbon Fibre/Foam/Epoxy, with pre-preg upgrade to accurately control build weight.
Additional reinforcements for deck fittings and other highly loaded areas.
Internal structure pre-preg carbon/epoxy/foam sandwich.
Keel & Rudder:
4th generation keel design iteration, using fabricated hollow fin, with composite and trailing edge fairings.
Rudder is light weight upgraded option pre preg carbon.
Keel design on ELVIS has more aft rake, to increase load on helm.
New bulb from new, with optimized weight and positioning on fin.
- Full fairing and respray of entire hull and deck.
- Deck layout optimization
- Additional sail handling and take up systems below decks.
- Mast upgrades for reaching, offshore and specialist sails.
- Longer boom +300mm modification to improve balance.
- 6 x adjustable bunks for offshore
Elvis has a custom Lewmar winch and pedestal system, supplied and installed by Diverse Yachts, with the following:
2 x Lewmar 60/3 GPST BK Roller SB CF Winch – Primaries, extra speed rings added.
2 x Lewmar 50 GPST BK AL Winch – Mainsheet
1 x Lewmar 50 GPST BK AL Winch – Pit
2 x Lewmar 50ST Evo Race+ Alloy Black Winch – Runners
Lewmar Pedestal System, including Custom Diverse Yachts String Drop System mounted off primary drive shaft system
3 x Pedestal button control system
Custom Clutches on Gearbox to engage Primaries and String Drop system
8 x Lewmar 250 OneTouch Power Grip Winch Handle.
Additional sail handling systems:
Diverse Magic wheel for deflector control, mast base mounting on custom plinth.
Harken magic wheel for mainsheet traveller system
Spinnaker dropline system, with custom rollers
Under deck systems:
Underdeck 2:1 downwind jib sheet led aft
3 x carbon fibre spinnaker sheet take-up reelers mounted below. All custom
2 x jib in/out handline carbon fibre automatic (bungee) take up-system
Pineapple take up reels for vang and deflector
Navigation & Electronics:
B&G H5000 system
4 x B&G 20/20 Displays – mounted on mast bracket
1 x B&G GFD Display – mounted on mast bracket
1x 10/10 Display - mounted on mast bracket
Panasonic onboard deck screen.
Sensors for rudder angle, mast deflector and forestay loads
Deck mounted GPS and compass
On Deck Wi-Fi Ariel
1 x through hull speed Transducer
1 x Depth Transducer – faired into hull
Simple control panel and battery charger socket
2 x B&G H5000 Analogue Expansion Box
1 x B&G Motion Sensor
Full inventory from North Sails, using Grand Prix materials
M-A Offshore 2017
MD-A Delivery 2017
M-B Inshore 2018
M-C Inshore 2019
M-D Inshore 2021
JIB JL1.5-B 2021
JIB H-B 2021
JIB Delivery JD-A
REACHING STAYSAIL GS-A
SPINN STAYSAIL SS-A
A6-B, FRAC 2021
A5 FR-A 2017
HW JIB as Spec Reg
Storm jib- ST-A
Engine & Gearboxes:
Yanmar 30hp engine
Gori folding racing propellor.
Lightweight plastic fuel tank.
Full house rewire to lighten all battery wiring systems and improve.
Full lithium ion battery upgrade with additional offshore Li battery option.
All plumbing removed to reduce weight. Simple galley available but needs installing.
Custom bilge pump installation with carbon protector plates.
Shipping cradle with hi/low positions.
Full custom deck covers, bags, boom cover etc.
Small gimbling cooker unit (removed but can be reinstalled)
Fabricated Hollow fin, new fin is 150kg lighter than the original solid fin.
Fin rake increased to help load helm.
The Jib car system and pit garage has been extensively modified to allow the jib car to be adjusted under full sheet load while sailing upwind, to tighter angles.
The winch pedestal system gearing has been modified and re-geared to increase line-speed on primaries to approximately 1:2.7. (2 alternative gear options available in stores).
A new dropline wheel was built to adjust the gearing of this system to suit the pedestal, making for very fast hoists and drops.
Custom through-deck mast collar fabricated, to ensure minimum water ingress and maximum halyard efficiency.
CAT 4 safety kit suppled with the boat.
Boat always stored under cover over winter months.
Dry sailed for entire life, approximately 4 events per year.
Workshop/storage trailer (approx 30ft) available upon separate negotiation.
Spinlock life wests and life lines (upgraded 2021).
Jerry cans for fuel .
New prop 2022 and serviced engine and sail drive.
ELVIS has a 2017 Southern Spars mast and boom package.
Built from high modulus carbon, with grand prix detailing and finishing throughout.
P = 17.12 m
I = 16.57 m
J = 4.94 m
E = 6.0 m
BAS = 1.705 m
2 Spreader Sets, Keel Stepped
Section Size 243 mm x 121 mm, Tapered
Tube Length 20.020m *
Approximate Bare Tube Weight 68.5 kg
Fighting weight 170kg.
Carbon C6 headstay
Carbon C6 Standing rigging
Full standing rigging package: 16kg
Carbo link forestay and forestay strops.
Main Halyard Lock
Code 0 cassette lock
Jib halyard cassette lock
Fractional Halyard cassette lock
Full Locking Bullet set & spare Jib and Main Halyard Lock Strop
Internal tangs for Southern Spars Rig
1 x deflector leg set and tacos
Custom jib cunningham taco system.
Matt black painted finish
Max forestay working load: 5,000kg.
Vang control led aft with exit on deck.
2 x KZ 2t Furler for Mast-head and Fractional Code Zero.
KZ Furler for SS with quick lock system
Enerpac hydraulic hand pump for mast ram
Worm drive for fore/aft mast tuning.
Custom Diverse deflector control system (magic wheel)
Custom Diverse main traveller control system (magic wheel), including waterproof box.
Mast foot and collar upgrades.
Complete running rigging package for inshore racing with spares (full inventory can be provided upon request) using top products.
1 x Autoclaved carbon fibre bowsprit built by McConaghy with Aluminium pig nose setup and rod bobstay.
2:1 tackline arrangements.
Mid-point take off for ORCi and reaching sails
Boom now lengthened 300mm.
Reefing option available in boom.