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Standfast 43

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Frans Maas has been designing and building boats for many years. He created this masthead sloop as a one-off, but he hopes it will serve as a prototype for a limited series of semi-custom yachts. The design is in the Maas tradition—an attractive, low-maintenance, and easily operated performance cruiser.

Construction is carbon fiber set in vacuum-infused epoxy resin over a foam core. Interior joinery is teak veneer over light paneling. The mast and boom are by Hall Spars; rod rigging is by Navtec, and winches are by Frederiksen.

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