This Stimson 42 IRC Racing Yacht was built in 2008 to a Christian Stimson Design as a development of the popular Reflex 38 by the Pronavia Boat Yard in Sweden.
Large open transom with twin wheels, 10 berths in an open saloon, large heads with a shower room.
Two owner's from new and the current owner has owned Palpatine since 2014. Privately owned but in management for the duration of his ownership operated on a skippered charter basis only.
Commercially Coded (Cat 2) and a RYA out of the Water Mid Term Inspection was carried out by Hamble Marine Surveys in June 2017 - (Certificate Issued - No Report as Such).
LOA: 12.80 mtrs / 41'9"
BEAM: 3.80 mtrs / 12'4"
DRAUGHT: 2.60 mtrs / 8'5"
Yanmar 3JH4E 40hp Diesel Sail Drive Engine with a Folding Propeller.
Cruising Speed: 6.5 knots
Maximum Speed: 7.5 knots
Engine Last Serviced: June 2017
GRP Hull and Coach Roof.
Stainless Steel Pulpit, Stanchions and Guard Rails.
This yacht provides a total of 10 berths in an open saloon arrangement, a separate large heads and shower room.
There is also a galley equipped with a three burner gas hob and gimballed oven.
The Main Navigation System on board is computer based with Expedition Software run through a permanently mounted PC on board.
The boat has a red box wifi network that receives input from all instruments & manages communications.
VHF Radio with DSC
Tack Tick Instruments including three mast mounted maxi displays, four pedestal mounted units (One split screen, two wind and one multifunction) along with a remote control unit for the system.
Safety Equipment Rated to Coding Standard Consists of:-
Two 6 Man Automatic Deployment Life-Rafts each with a dedicated grab bag of safety equipment.
Full Flare Pack.
12 Life Jackets.
Man Overboard Recovery Sling.
Two Horseshoe Life Buoys.
All Standing and Running Rigging (with the exception of the mast, spreaders and boom) were replaced in 2014. Some of the running rigging has since been replaced again. The yacht management company employed a rigger and bosun who have carried out regular inspections.
One Sails Millennium Race Main - 2014
One Sails Millennium No. 2 Genoa - 2014
One Sails Millennium No. 3 Genoa - 2015
One Sails No. 2 Symmetric Spinnaker - 2014
One Sails No. 4 Symmetric Spinnaker - 2015
One Sails No. 2 Asymmetric Spinnaker - 2015
One Sails No. 3 Asymmetric Spinnaker - 2014
One Sails Dacron No. 4 Genoa - 2014
One Sails Dacron Cruising Main Sail - 2014.
Storm Jib & Tri Sail - 2014
The boat has its own cradle.
This boat was originally purchased in 2014 when it was the subject of a full survey.
This boat has generally performed well with some podium positions and has largely finished in the mid to upper half of the fleet. Throughout the owner's ownership he has always employed a professional skipper and the boat has been crewed by amateur sailors not a dedicated crew or people focused specifically on racing.
The best results have been 1st Round the Island and 2nd in the Series for the 2017 Barbados week.
4th in Class RORC Round Ireland Race in 2016 and 6th in Class in the Caribbean 660 in 2015.
The last major maintenance works were carried out in June 2017 in readiness for the Fastnet Race and the boat has been chocked ashore since August 2017.
IRC Certificate - There are various certificates for different sail plans. The boat has the capability for both asymmetric with a 1 mtr prodder) and Symmetric (approx. 5 mtr pole) kites which can be set up depending on the conditions of the race.
In this year's RORC Campaign / Fastnet the boats rating was 1.114 using the race main and asymmetric kites.
The owner has removed all the soft furnishings, sails, life rafts and life jackets which are in dry storage in Kent.
New Listing and up to date pictures to follow shortly.
Owner's Comments:- "The boat performs in a similar manner to a Beneteau First 40 for a fraction of the price. In my opinion she is of much more solid construction offering extremely good value for money".