Designed to be extremely fast, very affordable and to rate well under IRC, HPR, ORCi, as well as others, this is a no compromise, 100% prepreg carbon fiber racing machine from the world’s best IRC race boat designer Judel Vrolijk. The designer's accolades are many, including multiple America's Cup successes, and in recent years the JV designs have been on the podium at nearly all of the world’s major regattas. With the HH42, JV has completely satisfied the design brief and met every challenge they were given. Join those already at the head of the fleet. To date 5 boats have been sold and are already winning at regattas around the world.
The challenges of any design are multi-layered, but simply prioritised; first, the boat must be very fast, nobody wants to go slow any more; second, it must be a capable regatta winner, especially under IRC. 80% of the world races under this rule, so we have made sure the HH42 sails well to her handicap. Winning a regatta is about consistently high results with good averages in all points of sail, not necessarily just a strong upwind or downwind boat. Third, ergonomic design and construction so that sailing systems are highly efficient below deck as well as topside.
JV designers have crafted the powerful lines of this hull cleverly, enabling it to handle 500kg less displacement. This both future-proofs the boat for performance optimization and makes it compatible for the HPR rule with a carbon keel fin among other go-fast modifications. Optimized for 8-16 knots of wind speed, a very powerful beam, soft chine, flush deck, plumb bow, bow sprit, pedestal driven winches, deep high-aspect foils, athwartship sheeting, backstay deflectors, and a high modulus carbon fiber Southern Spars rig make this the ultimate modern racing machine. With berths for 10, galley and enclosed head, the HH42 is suitable for offshore blue water racing too. The hull in particular stands out from its competitors will full bow sections, tumble home in the topsides and a massive gunwale radius forward. As a result the boat has less windage, saves forward deck weight and is very quickly and comfortably up surfing with its big A sails.
The entire construction process has been carefully designed and is monitored by Paul Hakes and his New Zealand management team in China, making the boat very affordable. Paul has systematically turned the fine craft of boat building into a streamlined process, using robotic technology to make female carbon molds and to cut the prepreg carbon. The use of internal monocoquestructure means that a tape measure is no longer required to build the boat to within millimeter perfection.
To find out what winning yacht design and construction looks like, read on, and if you'd like to receive additional information, schedule a visit to the yard, or organize a test sail in your area, contact us today.
SDK Structures USA
100% carbon prepreg / cured at high temperature
Thermoformed damage tolerant foam cores
Engineered weight controlled toughened core adhesive films
Engineered to ISAF Category 1 Safety regulations / ISO Regulations
Keel socket integral with hull shell laminate
100% carbon prepreg.
Finite Element Analysis of keel floor and principle structures
Unique monocoque single piece bottom shell structure
Weight controlled toughened core adhesive films,100% carbon secondary bonding
Optimized open plan interior ease of sail handling
Perfect hand finished two pot paint mid section
10 berths standard, 6 retracting pipecots , 2 fixed berths in the saloon with forward V-berth.
Marine blue V-berth and saloon cushion with jockey red piping
One marine blue Galley bag
Enclosed head, port and starboard crew Lockers and full height hanging locker with smiley face
30L holding tank with deck pump out system