When it came time to design a purpose built vessel to win the 2007 Melbourne to Osaka Yacht race, "RyuJin" was the result of that design vision. She went on to win "Open Class C" in that edition of the race.
Featuring a carbon/Kevlar/Eglass build, carbon rig and a comprehensive aerodynamic/hydrodynamic package, "RyuJin" was the winner of the 2008 Brisbane to Gladstone on PHS after defeating her sistership "Wasabi" in a 300mile match race. She has also won the iconic Surf to City yacht race on line and handicap in 2007 and on OHS handicap in 2013.
Wasabi has gone on to be the premier 40ft shorthanded race yacht in Australia having been campaigned extensively everywhere between Osaka and Hobart thus proving the quality of the design and build.
Since then, RyuJin has seen more optimisation with a new sail plan from Quantum balanced against a new underwater foil package aimed at making her more usable without sacrificing performance. She has recently had all antifoul stripped and faired ready for re-foul as well as new rudder bearings and ballast scoop fitted.
If you are looking for a race yacht that is capable of high speed racing and long ocean passages, shorthanded or fully crewed, then this is the yacht for you!
Currently able to be viewed on the hardstand at Boatworks, RyuJin is a speed machine designed to thrill!
|Length:||37′ 0″ (11.29m)|
|Keel/Ballast:||Fin keel lead bulb|
|Hull Material:||Carbon Fibre / Kevlar|
|Deck Material:||Carbon Fibre / Kevlar|
|Engine:||Single Yanmar 29HP Diesel|
|Fuel Consumption:||3 Litres per hour|
|Max Speed:||7 Knots|
|Cruise Speed:||6 Knots|
|Fuel Capacity:||120 Litres 2x tanks|
|WaterCapacity:||120 Litres in 2x tanks|
|Galley:||LAYOUT: Small sink and cooker at front end of saloon
STORAGE: Cupboards and alcove
|Refrigeration:||Icebox on starboard side|
|Accommodation:||HEADROOM: 6' +|
|Cabins:||Port and starboard squabs|
|Toilet:||Manual with straight pumpou|
|Ground Tackle:||ANCHOR: 1x CQR + 1x Danforth
|Safety Gear:||HARNESS: Yes|
|Life Raft:||6 person out of service|
BATTERIES: 1x House, 1x Start
PLOTTER: Raymarine c70
AUTO PILOT: Raymarine
WIND INSTRUMENTS: Raymarine
|Sail Inventory:||Upwind inventory from Quantum, Downwind North and Sailtech|
|Mast/Rigging:||RIG TYPE: Sloop
RIG AGE: 2011
SPARS: Applied Composite Carbon mast, AYS Boom
|Deck Gear:||Anderson Winches & Harken/Spinlock deck gear|