French sailboat manufacturer, Jeanneau, will launch its new Sun Fast 3300 in spring 2019.
A collaboration between naval architects Daniel Andrieu and Guillaume Verdier, the 34ft yacht can be sailed either fully crewed or short-handed.
Daniel Andrieu has worked with Jeanneau on its Sun Fast line since inception and specialises in optimising sailboats to meet International Racing Certificate criteria. Guillaume Verdier is known for his work in the America’s Cup and Vendee Globe and his input into the 100ft Commanche and the IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss.
The Sun Fast 3300 hull has a double concave, forward and aft which is said to reduce drag. The design of the hull prioritises buoyancy aft so the rig has been moved towards the stern.
There are two cabins onboard and the sailboat is powered by a 15 CV/15 HP engine. Sail area is 60m² upwind, 128m² downwind and the IRC rating is provisionally around 1.015.
Jeanneau has enjoyed success with its Sun Fast series with victories for the 3200 and 3600 models in such races as the Sydney Hobart, Spi Ouest France, Transquadra, Giraglia, Commodores’ Cup and the Caribbean 600.