The Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300 makes its African debut in Cape Town, South Africa

22 Jul 2021

In the wake of earning Sailing World’s title - 2020 Boat of the Year, Cape Town has a new pocket-sized rocket capable of delivering big thrills – the Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300.

Acquired by top South African yachtsman, Dale Kushner, Kushner is no stranger to the Sun Fast fleet. The new Sun Fast 3300 is an upgrade on his previous 3200 named YOLO, a well-known race contender in Southern African sailing, having delivered Kushner a number of podium finishes over the years, including a class win in the Cape To Rio Yacht race. 

Despite the new Sun Fast 3300’s highly pervasive offshore looks, it is designed to be versatile for both inshore and offshore racing, sailing short-handed and fully crewed. Befittingly named FOMO, the boat was entered in its first race, just hours after completing its first sea trials. Competing in the RCYC Club Regatta, which produced Kushner a win in his class for the day - a great START TO FOMO’S RACING LIFE, with Kushner’s handling skills.

Looking to the future, Kushner’s focus is to compete in short-handed offshore racing, as well competing on the local racing circuit.

Derrick Levy, co-founder of Boating World and Southern African representative for Jeanneau said, “The Sun Fast 3300 is in a pedigree of its own, I can think of no better racing boat to live out your dreams.”

Designed by Jeanneau’s esteemed naval architectural duo ANDRIEU│VERDIER, the Sun Fast 3300 is constructed entirely using an infusion molding process, and benefits from exceptional rigidity, with considerable weight reduction. The 3300 can combine speed and stability in any sea conditions, due to its light, powerful hull, twin rudders and straight keel. Although there are few frills below deck, there’s still plenty of room to stretch out in on passage, especially when sailing shorthanded. 

Unseen prior to the boat arriving in Cape Town, Kushner confidently invested in his new Sun Fast 3300, having experience in owning the Sunfast 3200 and therefore had the confidence in making this new purchase.

Levy says, “He is happy to confirm another Jeanneau sale for South Africa.”  Previous imports include boats from the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey and Cap Camarat ranges. As a company Boating World is well equipped to handle Jeanneau sales in Southern Africa, where it excels in after sales support to owners. 

Excited to see what is next for FOMO? We certainly are! 

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