GP42 Farr Design

270,000 Tax Paid | Location: Hamble


  • Make GP42
  • Model Farr Design
  • Year 2008
  • LOA 42ft/13m
  • Class Performance Sail
  • Hull Carbon Fibre
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Sail Drive
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 6
  • Ancasta Ref 30036
  • Name Jubilee


JUBILEE is a Farr designed GP 42 that has been IRC and FAST 40 optimized.
The boat is living proof that you don't have to spend the kids inheritance in order to play with the big boys in the exciting FAST 40 class and she has taken more race wins off the newest 2015/16/17 designs than any other boat!
A thumping regatta win at this years RORC Easter challenge, with straight bullets, just highlights the potential with this boat both inside and outside of the FAST 40 fleet and with her original coach roof still in tact, she's got a lot to offer someone that wants to test her offshore, as well as around the cans!


Jubilee (Ex Near Miss) started its life in November 2007, built by Latini marine in Italy and designed by Farr Yacht design.
The construction was overseen by a group of America's Cup builders (Oracle and Alinghi) for the 2008 Audi Med Circuit and it is widely believed that she is one of the lightest GP 42 boats built, because of this early investment in personnel.
She was first splashed in march 2008, and named Near Miss, skippered by Bertand Pace.

The boat is constructed from Pre-preg carbon fibre with foam cores and was done over a single male mould for the hull and female plug for the deck.

Then during the 2009 and 2010 seasons the boat was raced under IRC but for only 2/3 events per year.
They modified the boat with a fixed bowsprit and square top mainsail for improved rating.
After then it was life in IRC and ORC with a French owner, who took the boat to many regatta victories.

In more recent years (2015) the boat found a new home in the UK FAST 40 class and has been optimized further for IRC and FAST 40 style racing.
She has been one of the stand out boats in the fleet, particularly in the lighter wind ranges and sailed by a more Corinthian crew than most teams.

Major upgrades include;
- New hollow steel keel fin (2016) - draft now 3m
- New longer bowsprit (2016) - STL 7.67m
- New topside and deck paint (2017)
- New upgraded head stay to composite (2017)

Current IRC: 1.268
Weight: 3977kg
Bulb weight: 2200kg

Additional comments;
Keel – Hollow box section with glass fibre fairings
Topsides and bottom repainted in Durepox by RF Composites (2017)
All graphics are vinyl and removable
Keel and rudder painted (2017)
2 x rudders (original Medcup and larger [11%])
50kg added to bulb in consultation with FYD
Keel structure uprated for increased draft.
Fore stay chain plate replaced (upgraded for 5500kg head stay)

Spars & Rigging

Jubilee is fitted with a high modulus Southern Spars rig with a twin spreader arrangement.

P – 16.79m
E - 5.74m
J - 4.97m

General mast specs;
All standing rod rigging was replaced in Feb 2014 by Southern Spars with Nitronic 50.
Southern spars tapered spreaders.
Aero spreader end fittings.
Dyneema running back stays.
Adjustable heel plate.
Upgraded aluminium Meridian mast jack
Twin running back stay upgrade.
Custom mast instrument display bracket.
Southern Spars jib taco attached to jib cunningham

Upgrade items;
Upgraded jib halyard lock and fore stay tang
Future fibres head stay and gorilla foil (2017)
Max head stay load increased with new fore stay chain plate. (2017)
Mast repainted in black Durepox (2017)
Runner attachments modified – 450mm lower
Southern spars jib halyard lock/fore stay tang fitting
Future Fibers PBO head stay and Gorilla foil (2017)
Custom Rigging Projects fore stay strop
Running rigging constantly upgraded using Maffioli, Southern and Marlow.
2 x bowsprits (1 x PCT, 1 x Latini; 7.67/6.74 STL)

Running rigging package supplied with the boat.
SK90 and Technora cores and covers throughout.
2 x Masthead halyards
1 x Jib halyard.
1 x Fractional halyard.
1 x Main halyard.
2 x Tacklines.
2 x Spinnaker sheets.
1 x Peeling sheet.
1 x Code 0 sheet.
2 x Jib sheets.
1 x Hobble loop.
1 x Mainsheet.
2 x Running backstay tails.
1 x Spare runner tail.

Sail Inventory

Regatta Sail inventory;
Designs from Dick Parker, or North Sails UK.

Main B - 3Di RAW - 2017
J1.5 B - 3Di RAW - 2018
J2 E - 3Di RAW - 2018
J3 B - 3Di RAW - 2016

A1.5 B - 2018
A2 C - 2018
MHO A - 2016

Spin staysail – A - 2016

Older regatta/club sails - All upwind sails 3di 870/780 Raw
J2 – D
A2 – B

J1.5 – A
J2 – C
A1.5 – A
A2 – A

Storm and Trysails.

Large inventory of older training/club sails.


Deck Winches;
Winches all re-gripped by Diverse Yachts 2017
2 x Harken 65.3 primaries (driven)
1 x Harken 50.3 stbd pit (driven)
5 x Harken 50.2 runners, main, port pit
Harken MX pedestal (1:1 and 2.8:1)
Harken oil filled gear boxes
Harken carbon drive shafts

Deck Hardware;
All clutches by Spinlock
All blocks by Harken or Winmar
Karver KF1 furler on staysail
Karver KF5 furler (top down) on MHO
Below deck 2:1 downwind jib sheets

Lewmar One touch and Harken winch handles.
Stainless steel stantions, pull and push pits.
Custom carbon tiller.
Spinnaker sheet clutches on deck
Vang led aft for better weight distribution downwind.
Outhaul and cunningham led to main trimmer.

All supplied and fitted by Diverse Yachts 2017
B&G H5000 processor
2 x B&G GFD displays (coachroof)
4 x Garmin GNX 120 mast displays
Thrane LT-500 compass
Carbon vertical MHU
Diverse load cell on head stay
Actisense communication module


Yanmar 3GM 30hp
Gori folding propeller
Aluminium fuel tank (60l)

Electrical systems;
Full rewire (2017) by Voltsport to remove excess weight
Lithium battery upgrade, 1 x house, 1 x engine start, bluetooth battery monitoring

All plumbing removed and seacocks sealed to save weight. (Can be reinstalled)
Pumps; 2 x fixed auto bilge pumps forward 1 x roaming hose pump

Yard cradle (high and low settings)
Boom cover
Boom Tent
Guardrail cushions
Bow trampoline
Floorboards (currently removed)
2 x dock lines
4 x fenders
Basic boat tool kit
Basic spares
4 x pipe cots and cushions (currently removed)
1 x full set of running rigging (inc various spares)
All performance data

Safety Equipment
Fast 40+ class compliant inshore safety kit (CAT 4)
2 x 6 man life rafts (require servicing)
12 x life jackets.
Horse Shoe
Throwing line.
Anchor and warp.

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