Price Reduced $225,000 AUD
Mr Kite is one of the fastest 40 foot racing yachts in Australia. Mr Kite, a Cape Barrett 40 Canting Keel Carbon Fibre Racing Yacht. Mr Kite was built largely as an experimental yacht with self tacking runners, twin canards and many other technological advancements.
Since an extensive refit in 2009, which brought her back to a more traditional design, whilst maintaining some of the more radical and technological advancements in modern day yacht racing, the design and construction included a technically advanced canting keel. A canting keel means the keel is hinged on the underside of the yacht¹s carbon fibre hull and controlled by a large hydraulic ram so it can swing from one side to the other and increase stability.
Cape Barrett 40, Mr Kite has taken line honours in two Launceston to Hobart races and was the first 40-footer home in the 2012 Sydney - Gold Coast race.
There is a full set of both older club racing sails and delivery set as well. (Below sails have had little use.
Light jib new 2015
Hvy jib new 2016
New main 2016
New a1.5 2015
New a2 2016
New a3 2017
New code 0 2016
New boat cover 2016
The biggest improvement (and expense) has been the IRC optimisation mods. We have extended the prod and canard, bigger kites, code 0 etc and a few other things. Certainly a different boat!
Extended Bow sprit
Increased A Sail size
She is cat 1 capable and currently cat 2 compliant (just need the drugs upgraded for cat 1).