First JEANNEAU x MULTIPLAST Sun Fast 30 One Design hits the water

The first of Jeanneau & Multiplast’s Sun Fast 30 One Design has been launched and began sea trials before officially being christened at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle boat show in September.

The Sun Fast 30 One Design, 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).

Built in Jeanneau’s Cheviré boatyard, near Nantes, with Multiplast’s expertise in the conception and development of offshore racing boats, the Sun Fast 30 One Design aims to become a reference One Design Class for offshore sailing, with an ambitious international racing program.

Eco-designed with a 100% recyclable resin

Particular attention has been given to innovation and eco-design of the Sun Fast 30 OD, 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 is made of 20% recycled material but is also of itself recyclable.

Therefore, it plays a role during the whole life cycle of the boat. This development is the result of more than 3 years of R&D to develop with a grade of Elium® resin suitable for boating.

This resin 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 a 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 series-production sailboat with 100% recyclable resin. In addition, two engines are offered, a traditional thermal engine and an electric one with the same weight, without consequence for the one-design.

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