SUN FAST 3200 • Popular sailboat manufacturer Jeanneau’s 50th anniversary is this year, and to celebrate, they debuted a boat that will change your image of daysailers. Resembling an Open 60 more than a classic cruiser, the new Sun Fast 3200 is a new breed of racer-cruiser.
Designed by Daniel Andrieu, the Sun Fast 3200 has many elements that are common on much larger race boats such as twin rudders, a plumb bow and a keel bulb. This boat was definitely designed for speed. Her narrow entry will slice through the waves and the wide transom provides form stability, especially when reaching.
Unlike her Spartan, purely racing sisters, the Sun Fast 3200 actually has a comfortable cabin that maximizes the available space. There are two double cabins aft, a full galley to starboard and nav station to port, settee with centerline table and an enclosed head forward. No doubt this boat will be just as comfortable racing around the buoys as cruising for a weekend with friends. This boat is so new, that at press time, the specifications were not available.
The Sun Fast 3200 is already making waves in the European racing scene, however. The next Transquadra in 2008, which is a shorthanded transatlantic race for sailors over 40, will have an entire class for these boats. We are sure this will be the first of many for this streamlined, sporty boat.
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