Just Launched: Three Around 30

Author:
Publish date:

Much as a megayacht may impress, there’s nothing to get the pulse racing like a zippy little sloop that speaks of adventure from masthead to keel—and these three new designs from a trio of builders better known for their cruising boats look to have adventure to burn.

First up is the Sun Fast 3300, the latest and perhaps most daring of Jeanneau’s celebrated performance Sun Fast line. Designed by Daniel Andrieu and Guillaume Verdier, the boat looks to be all business, with its hint of reverse sheet, twin rudders, long fixed sprit, sleekly sculpted cabintrunk, crazy-cool tumblehome bow, high-aspect square-top main and resin-infused lightweight hull. Better still, the 33-footer’s deck layout has been configured so that it will work equally well when racing offshore or around the buoys and with a full crew, doublehanded or even solo—just the thing for any sailors out there with dreams of TP52 or IMOCA 60-style racing on a more limited budget.

Dehler 30

Dehler 30

Similarly, and in an equally bold move, Germany’s Dehler recently unveiled the Dehler 30, an all-out race boat that truly pegs the fun factor at “11.” Conceived of as a “progressive racer-cruiser” that will serve as an “uncompromising doublehanded offshore boat” offering “maximum performance,” the boat is jam-packed with the latest go-fast features, including a large fixed sprit, tumblehome bow, twin high-aspect rudders, T-keel, powerful square-top main and wide powerful sections aft for power-reaching under A-sail. The vacuum-infused hull includes a “Dehler carbon cage” to help handle keel and rig loads, and the single-spreader rig is all carbon. A “stealth drive” auxiliary arrangement gets the prop completely out of the way when sailing. It’ll be fun to see the boat in action when it arrives on this side of the Atlantic.

Finally, there’s the Finot-Conq-designed Beneteau Oceanis 30.1, which offers a fascinating mix of features and options, all with an eye toward accommodating as diverse a range of sailing styles as possible within its 30ft of LOA. Chines, a fixed sprit, twin rudders and helms, a plumb bow with a fine entry, for example, all speak to a desire to create a boat that will do well on every point of sail, whether coastal or offshore. Similarly, belowdecks the boat offers not one, but two full-sized cabins, saloon benches that will also double as sea berths and 6ft 6in of headroom. To keep things fun, the boat can be ordered with tiller steering. Swing keel versions for “sailing along canals and rivers,” as Beneteau puts it, are also available. 

October 2019

Related

Alchemist_Ken Read_doublehanded

Ida Lewis Draws Record-Breaking Numbers

On Saturday, Aug. 15, Newport’s Ida Lewis Distance Race (which is being sponsored this year by Jeanneau America) will kick off with a record number of entrants on the starting line. With many other events cancelled this summer, the annual event has attracted more participants ...read more

RACE_STRATIS_LION_07

Doyle Sails

As sailors, our obsession with sailing connects us to the water – the water is our playground, a sanctuary where we all seek enjoyment, a competitive playing field where we race as comrades; it’s sometimes our home; and always a place that unlocks our sense of adventure ...read more

Screen Shot 2020-08-13 at 9.42.30 AM

Helly Hansen Saltro Jacket

Helly Hansen's new Saltro Jacket is a lightweight outer layer with two-ply construction, a fleece-lined collar and SOLAS-approved reflector patches. The outer layer is made with Helly Tech, Helly Hansen's trademarked membrane that keeps water from seeping in while still ...read more

01-LEAD-PHOTO-CYOA-view-boat-st-john-caneel

Charter Resource Directory

MAIN RESOURCE INDEX PAGE Although the bareboat charter industry was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic this past spring, things are opening up again. To help prospective charterers make sense of the situation, we’ve put together this online charter resources directory in ...read more

IMG_0207

Ask Sail: How Far to Ease Out?

Q: When sailing dead downwind (assume 22 knots of wind), if the main is eased out to 90 degrees relative to the wind (perpendicular to the wind) are roughly the same forces applied to the sail as to the sail if it isn’t quite out all the way, say, 75 degrees to the wind? My ...read more

200803

Video: A Close Look at the AC75

The AC75 rule crafted for the upcoming 36th America’s Cup was intended to be open to multiple interpretations, and the result has been four very different designs. Coupled with the fact the AC75 is unlike any other boat that has ever come before, the current Cup cycle is fast ...read more