GP42 Farr Design

230,000 Tax Paid | Hamble United Kingdom


  • 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 Redshift


REDSHIFT is a Farr designed GP 42 that has been IRC optimized initially for the UK FAST 40+ scene, but now with a recent focus on offshore gains also.

This boat was one of the best to come out of the Farr design office and she has continually punched above her weight.
Built fully in carbon, she is a rocket ship in most conditions and has major inshore and offshore wins under her belt.

Campaigned over the last 5 years by experienced and well funded owners, she is in first class condition with a 2020 overhaul turning the focus towards more offshore capability, as well as her Inherent inshore credentials.

A seriously fun, fast and competitive platform that is absolutely ready to go.


REDSHIFT (Ex Jubilee/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.
New ownership again at the start of 2019 continued the optimization and top level preparation, with the 2021 focus turning towards offshore.

Major upgrades include;
- New hollow steel keel fin (2016)
- New longer bowsprit (2016) - STL 7.67m
- New upgraded head stay to composite (2017)

Additional comments;
Keel – Hollow box section with glass fibre fairings
Topsides, deck and bottom repainted in 2020 By Alpha Plus
Keel and rudder painted (2021)
2 x rudders (original Medcup and larger [11%])
Keel structure uprated for increased draft.
Fore stay chain plate replaced (upgraded for 4250kg head stay)
450kg of water ballast added each side with custom electronic valve control.

IRC TCC 1.258 (2021)
RORC Overall winner Cervantes Trophy

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;
PBO Forestay replaced 2019
Side stays replaced with EC6 2021
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 (2019) 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.
2 x Main halyard.
4 x Tacklines.
5 x Spinnaker sheets.
5 x Jib sheets.
1 x Hobble loop.
1 x Mainsheet.
4 x Running backstay tails.
1 x Spare runner tail. Assorted other lines

Sail Inventory

Regatta Sail inventory - all North Sails;

Main F 1 reef - 3Di RAW - 2021
Main E - 3Di Raw 2020

J1.5 C - 3Di RAW - 2020
J2 G - 3Di RAW - 2021
J3 C (1 reef) - 3Di RAW - 2021
J3+ 3di Endurance 2019

A1.5 C - 2020
A2 E - 2020
A2+ - 2021
A4 - 2021
MHO A - 2016
FR0 A - Helix 3di 2019
Furling Jib top - Helix 3di 2021

Spin staysail – A - 2016
Genoa staysail 2019

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
KZ furler for FR0
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 remote constrictors under deck.
Diverse spinnaker sheet and halyard reelers
Vang led aft for better weight distribution downwind.

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


Volvo penta D1, 30 - new 2020
folding propeller Aluminium fuel tank (60l est)

Electrical systems;
Full rewire (2017) by Voltsport to remove excess weight
Lithium battery upgrade, 1 x house, 1 x engine start, blue tooth battery monitoring
Pepwave 3G router
Fixed mini pc and screen
Vesper Cortex AIS and VHF unit new 2021

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
2 x dock lines
4 x fenders
Basic boat tool kit
Basic spares
6 x pipe cots (currently removed)

Safety Equipment
Cat 2 compliant safety kit
10 man ultra light life raft
12 x life jackets. (require servicing)
Horse Shoe
Throwing line.
Anchor and warp.

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