Since its creation in 1957, Jeanneau has consistently placed innovation at the heart of its ambition to accompany all who love the sea in their pursuit of happiness and sensations on the water. Sailboats of character, imbued with timeless lines and undeniable success (such as the Sangria, Fantasia, JOD 35, Pierre 1er, Sun Odyssey 54DS…), have served as markers in the evolution of the brand.
Jeanneau continues to pursue its mission, offering superior functions and ergonomic design solutions to enable all to experience the pure, simple pleasures of the sea aboard Jeanneau sailboats. Since her world premiere at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in January of 2023, and with her unique concept, the new Jeanneau Yachts 55 has been a resounding success! A full two thirds of the interior space is dedicated to her owners, as a true private apartment. Her dual cockpit facilitates handling and manoeuvres, all while affording maximum comfort at sea. The impressive aft sundeck is an invitation to relax and enjoy moments of pure serenity. At the end of July 2023, the new Sun Fast 30 One Design will be presented in a world premiere in Cherbourg for the occasion of the Rolex Fastnet Race. This new One Design, supported by three major players in offshore racing (RORC, UNCL, and STC), is constructed by Jeanneau at its shipyard in Cheviré, France, in collaboration with Multiplast. This 30-foot sailboat, featuring exceptional performance, marks a major advance toward environmentally responsible cruising: this is the first production-model boat entirely created from recycled and recyclable resin!
An accessible One Design for offshore racing
The design project for a 30-foot One Design, conceived by the Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL), the governing body for offshore racing associated with the Yacht Club de France, the Royal Ocean Racing Club (UK), and the Storm Trysail Club (US), had the
principal objectives of encouraging offshore racing, making sailing more accessible, and initiating a new generation. The partnership of VPLP Design/Multiplast won the highly competitive international call for projects. United by common values, Jeanneau and Multiplast naturally partnered to combine their respective savoir-faires. The ecosystem of the three big international sailing clubs will allow the Sun Fast 30 One Design to enter a programme of races between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, as well as transatlantic races with mixed double-handed crews and crews of four people. At a reasonable price (strict One Design, with limitations on materials and number of sails, electronics and autopilot), the Sun Fast 30 One Design features ease of use (simple deck plan) and transport (under 3 metres in width). Everything you need to begin offshore racing! In the tradition of Jeanneau race boats that have made sailing history in France, notably on the Tour de France à la Voile (Rush, Sélection, JOD 35) and in the greatest sailboat races (Pierre 1er, Fleury Michon), the Sun Fast 30 One Design marks the beginning of a new era.
Elium resin: recycled and recyclable
The hull (solid laminate) and deck (sandwich) of the Sun Fast 30 One Design are constructed according to the vacuum infusion moulding method with Elium® thermoplastic resin, developed by Arkema. This resin demonstrates superior mechanical performance to that of thermosetting polyester resin, with the unique and revolutionary additional property of being recyclable. Constructed with 20% recycled resin itself, Elium® resin enables the construction of fully recyclable boats. With the Sun Fast 30 One Design, Jeanneau takes its furthest step ever into environmentally responsible development and the circular economy, launching the first recyclable production model boat. A sizable innovation!
Deck plan and rigging: double-handed or fully crewed, simplicity for sensations of speed
Clearly defined hull chines marked by a rounded bow (semi-scow), a cast-iron keel fin with a lead bulb and a 2-metre draught, twin rudders, planing surfaces, rigidity and stability are all strong points of the Sun Fast 30 One Design. Boasting a carbon mast and reasonable sail plan, this new One Design is responsive and easy to handle, delivering pure performance. Equipped with a square-top mainsail, a reefable J2 and J3, it can carry a downwind gennaker and two asymmetric spinnakers (A2 and A4) on a retractable bowsprit to adapt to a wide spectrum of sailing conditions. The deck plan of the Sun Fast 30 One Design, with its long, open cockpit and perfectly adapted deck hardware, facilitates handling and manoeuvres for a double-handed or full crew. Above all else, this 30-foot One Design is built for the pleasure of sailing and for thrills at every angle, according to the strictest rules of One Design. With a limited number of sails and materials, One Design electronics, corresponding centre of gravity, weighing of finished boats, rigorous construction, the One-Design culture is part of Jeanneau’s heritage. The Cheviré production facility (formerly JTA, Jeanneau Techniques Avancées), a true R&D laboratory for the shipyard, continues the pursuit of perfection in the tradition of the Rush, Sélection, JOD 35…
Two versions in one hull
The desire to initiate and encourage vocations in offshore racing has resulted in two versions of the Sun Fast 30: One Design and Club. There are four major differences between the two.
> A carbon or aluminium mast, a mainsheet track or Y-bridle, a galley module, chart table, and saloon are present in the One Design version, as well as the onboard electronics pack.
> The Club version, which is more streamlined and more financially accessible, allows amateurs access to offshore racing without the need for the high-end equipment of the One Design version.
In the two versions, as standard features, the Sun Fast 30 is equipped with a head and holding tank, two fold-down bunks, and a 10 HP Nanni diesel engine.