AUDI HSS Sailing Center Fleet - Swedish Match 40

AUDI HSS Sailing Center Swedish Match 40, Fleet: 2 boats
Designer: Pelle Petterson, 2003 
Builder: Maxi Yachts

The SM40 was created by legendary Swedish designer Pelle Petterson, who designed and helmed Sweden’s Sverige challengers for the America’s Cup in 1977 and 1980. Petterson wanted to create a yacht that is inexpensive to build and maintain, easily commissioned and decommissioned and is transportable in standard 40-foot containers. The boat provides enough performance to be interesting to spectators and sailors alike.

The design bears a striking resemblance to an America’s Cup Class sloop from the the 00's.. It is slab-sided, narrow and has a large sail plan. The cockpit is wide open and runs nearly half the length of the boat. Besides the halyards, many control lines are also led to the pit area. The fractionally rigged sloop carries masthead spinnakers downwind, and requires a crew of five (including the helmsman).

Specifications

LOA — 39’4” (12.0 m)

LWL — 31’6” (9.6 m)

Beam — 7’6” (2.3 m)

Draft — 6’10” (2.1 m)

Displacement — 8,377 lbs. (3,800 kg)

Mainsail — 430.5 sq.ft. (40 sq.m.)

Genoa — 344.4 sq.ft. (32 sq.m.)

Jib — 215.2 sq.ft. (20 sq.m.)

Spinnaker — 1076.3 sq.ft. (100 sq.m.)