Jeanneau and Multiplast, two major players in the world of boating, have decided to collaborate and join forces to develop a new high-performance and accessible sailboat. Driven by a strong commitment to responsibility, this new one-design will offer an intense sailing experience. The Sun Fast 30 One Design is the outcome of a project initiated by three prestigious offshore sailing clubs and aims to become a reference One Design Class for offshore sailing, with an ambitious and international racing program.
The genesis of Sun Fast 30 One Design
This design project for a 30-foot one-design offshore racer was imagined by UNCL-Racing Division from the Yacht Club de France, the Royal Ocean Racing Club (UK) and the Storm Trysail Club (US), aimed to encourage the discipline, to make sailing more accessible and to train the new generation.
The VPLP Design/Multiplast association won the international call for projects “Class 30: Let’s Build the Future” competition.
The Sun Fast 30 One Design, designed by VPLP Design, benefits after intensive studies from a powerful and versatile modern hull (semi-scow), adapted to an offshore purpose.
Multiplast brings all its cutting-edge expertise to the conception of this one-design monohull down to the smallest detail to offer a seaworthy, well-equipped, and accessible boat thanks to its ease of maintenance and limited budget.
United by common values, Jeanneau and Multiplast are joining forces and respective expertise around this forward-looking project in the world of ocean racing.
Multiplast brings on the one hand, its expertise in the conception and development of offshore racing boats. On the other, takes care of the relations with the clubs responsible of the launch and animation of the Class and race programme as well as the sales supervision to support Jeanneau’s distribution network.
Jeanneau will manufacture the Sun Fast 30 One Design in its boatyard in Cheviré, near Nantes. In addition to its agility and industrial capacity, Jeanneau provides all the services, guarantees and technical support offered by its organization and its global distribution network.
Beyond performance, respect for biodiversity and aquatic environments is at the heart of the actions of the two brands.
This explains the particular attention that has been given to innovation and eco-design, in accordance with the initial specifications of the competition, with a global consideration for the construction phase, the boat’s usage and way of sailing.
The revolution of this project relates to the use of Elium® resin, a thermoplastic resin by Arkema. This resin has the particularity of being made of 20% recycled material but also of being recyclable.
Therefore, it plays a role during the whole life cycle of the boat. First, it makes production waste recyclable. It also allows the deconstruction and recycling of all composite parts thanks to the separation of the fibres and the matrix.
This resin has the same mechanical properties as traditional resin. It allows construction at similar weight and maintains the performance and reliability of this new model. The Sun Fast 30 One Design will be the first serie-production recyclable sailboat.
This development is the result of more than 3 years of R&D within Bénéteau Group to develop with Arkema a grade of Elium® resin suitable for boating.
In addition, two engines are offered, a traditional thermal engine and an electric one with the same weight, without consequence for the one-design.