Hamble Yacht Services Hampshire UK
Designed by Lutra, made by v1 Composites in Abu Dhabi in 2006 this 30ft racing yacht was part of a fleet of 10 Lutra 30’s commissioned by the Americas Cup Teams as practice boats. ‘Jester’ was the +39 Americas Cup Team boat and was based at their training camp in Valencia.
Since then it has been part of an elite racing school in Portugal and then brought back to the UK in 2019 to race in the HP30 Class.
In 2019 the boat was fitted out for HP30 racing by adding a 2m bowsprit and new rod rigging was fitted by Advanced Rigging at HYS.
The boat is designed to sail upwind and with the new bow sprit and a 102sqm kite it goes down wind very nicely as well. The boat has an IRC rating of 1.086 and is competitive in both the HP30 Class (1st Royal Southern June Regatta 2023, 3rd Overall Royal Southern Summer Series 2023 and 2022) and under IRC where it won IRC 1 Autumn Championship 2023.
In 2020 the keel and hull were subject to a major refit by JW Creations in the Hamble where the hull was sanded back to gel coat and everything up to the waterline sprayed with epoxy primer. To complete the refit a new set of sails was designed and built by Ultimate Sails (New Main, No2 and No3 Jibs and 2 kites).
In 2022 the engine was serviced along with the 280 Saildrive which was treated to replacement gears and bearings.
At the end of 2022 the rig was removed and the rod rigging serviced by Advanced Rigging.
The boat is currently in HYS in the Hamble with a dry-sail contract (monthly payments) which can be taken on when the boat is purchased (avoiding the increasingly long waiting list at HYS).
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2 berths in main cabin with bunk cushions
The boat’s hull and deck are made out of advanced composite infusion epoxy E-glass / Carbon fibre, which is female moulded.
Set up in offshore mode with lifelines and 2.4m draft plus the larger 907kg keel bulb.
Rudder is a female moulded foam filled Carbon-Fibre blade with carbon stock in a cassette supported by two self-aligning bearings.
High Modulus Carbon Fibre two spreader deck stepped mast, made by Hall Spars & Rigging, USA; Rigged with fractional forestay and headsails, mast top and fractional spinnakers and single backstay.
Hall Spars Boom.
Rod rigging provided by Advanced Rigging in the Hamble.
2m carbon bowsprit provided by Cowes Composites IOW.
Oversized (134%) Hall Spars Carbon Fibre spinnaker pole with end-for-end claws (kept as spare to return to traditional kite if desired).
Two Harken self-tailing Winches to be used as primaries plus two Harken Racing Speed-Ring self-tailing Utilities on the cabin top
The mast is stepped on a custom step on the deck allowing for sufficient rake adjustment.
Raymarine Racemaster compass (2019)
Raymarine Speed/Depth (2019)
Raymarine Maxi Wind Instruments (2022)
Honda 13hp petrol inboard (last serviced in 2022)
Saildrive 280 (replacement internals 2022)
2020 Ultimate Sails Main
2020 Ultimate Sails J2
2020 Ultimate Sails J3
2020 Ultimate Sails Spinnaker 1 (102m2)
2020 Ultimate Sails Spinnaker 2
2007 Quantum Main
2007 Quantum Jib
2007 Traditional Spinnaker
Inshore Flare pack
First Aid Kit
2 x 5 gallon Buckets
Manual Bilge pump
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.