Friday, December 14, 2007

First GP42 boat for 2008 revealed

The fast-growing GP42 class has just announced the first new boat for the 2008 season. Although at least an additional five boats are currently under construction this is the first official announcement for the upcoming season. The owners of the remaining projects do not wish to reveal their identity and prefer to keep it confidential.

The first boat to be revealed was designed by Felci Yacht Design and is being built at the Décision boatyard in Switzerland. Décision is best known for the construction of Alinghi's boats in the 31st and 32nd America's Cup. Construction of the moulds has already finished and the yacht is expected to be ready by April next year. If all goes according to plan, the newest member of the GP42 class will be sailing on Italian waters by mid April 2008.

Main Technical Data
Design: Felci Yachts Design
Construction: Decison shipyard
Engineering: High Modulus Felci Yachts
Mast: Southern Spars
Deck Gear: Harken
Sails: Montefusco
Launch: April 2008

We only have a rendering of the new GP42 yacht but we will soon have more photos from the actual construction. Stay tuned and don't forget to visit the official website at



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