A first class example of a privately owned and low mileage semi-custom Class 40. This Kiwi 40FC ‘Privateer’ was launched in 2010 from the world-renowned Cookson yard and was the first of the FC40s to be built. This example benefits from custom features not seen on the later production boats. Composite rudder stocks, JP3 bearings, custom scoops and ballast transfer system along with the mainsheet track/traveller fitted to the cockpit floor saving weight and lowering the center of gravity. These Class 40 Farr designs were offered as maximum beam/righting moment for the minimum Class 40 rule weight restrictions.
Construction Description by Cookson: Hull and deck are built from high quality female moulds using a thermoformed foam core technology, and engineered E-glass fabrics. The shells are infused with specially formulated epoxy resin for an immaculate finish and very tough laminates. Once infused the shells are post cured over 70degC and under vacuum to attain maximum structural properties from all materials. The hull has higher density cores in the forward slamming zones, and weight saving core in the aft topsides, with an integral keel fin socket. The deck has additional reinforcing and high density inserts for all deck gear and high load fittings. Mast collar and deck toe rails are in composites. The cabin top has polycarbonate windows each side, twin companionways and a permanent dodger at the back for weather protection. Clear coat to all internal surfaces. All laminates are engineered by Pure Engineering NZ Ltd to comply in excess of ISAF Cat 0, and ISO 12215 standard. The keel is a fabricated steel fin with optimised lead bulb. Improvements to the standard design also include wrapround high back wave break for better cockpit protection.