Jeanneau Announces The New Sun Fast 30 One In Collaboration With Multiplast

17 Nov 2022

Bound by common values, Jeanneau and Multiplast, two major players in the world of boating, have naturally decided to join forces to develop a new high performance and accessible sailboat that will offer an intense sailing experience. The Sun Fast 30 One Design is the outcome of a project initiated by three prestigious offshore sailing clubs and aims to become a reference One Design Class for offshore sailing, with an ambitious and international racing program.

This design project for 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), aimed to encourage the discipline, to make sailing more accessible and to train the new generation. The VPLP Design/Multiplast association won the international call for projects “Class 30: Let’s Build the Future” competition. The Sun Fast 30 One Design, designed by VPLP Design, benefits after intensive studies from a powerful and versatile modern hull (semi scow), adapted to an offshore purpose. Multiplast brings all its cutting-edge expertise to the conception of this one-design monohull down to the smallest detail to offer a seaworthy, well equipped, and accessible boat thanks to its ease of maintenance and limited budget.

The world of sailing is an integral part of Jeanneau’s DNA, which benefits from a strong heritage and recognized expertise in the field of racing. Jeanneau has participated in the greatest ocean races and the spirit of competition has always been a driving force in the evolution of the company. Being a pioneer, Jeanneau has relied on innovation and technology to stay ahead. United by common values, Multiplast, a leading European player in the world of composite materials, brings its expertise in the conception and development of offshore racing boats.

Beyond performance, respect for biodiversity and aquatic environments is at the heart of the actions of the two brands. This explains the particular attention that has been given to innovation and eco-design, 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 has the particularity of being made of 20% recycled material but also of being recyclable. Therefore, it plays a role during the whole life cycle of the boat. First, it 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 serie-production recyclable sailboat. This development is the result of more than 3 years of R&D within Bénéteau Group to develop with Arkema a grade of Elium® resin suitable for boating. In addition, two engines are offered, a traditional thermal engine and an electric one with the same weight, without consequence for the one-design.

With the Sun Fast range and the new Sun Fast 30 One Design, Jeanneau confirms its passion for human and technical adventures by offering accessible racing boats.