Sayer 12MO

Sayer 12MO

  • 37′ 0″ - 11.29m
  • 2006
Jon Sayer has a well established reputation in shorthanded sailing circles for designing yachts that are easy to handle and above all... Devastatingly FAST!
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!
Reference: ESC 402
Name: RyuJin
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Location: Coomera, QLD
Region: Queensland
Year: 2006
Designer: John Sayer
Builder: John Sayer
Length: 37′ 0″ (11.29m)
Draft: 2.6 Metres
Displacement: 4,400 Kg
Keel/Ballast: Fin keel lead bulb
Hull Material: Carbon Fibre / Kevlar
Deck Material: Carbon Fibre / Kevlar
Engine: Single Yanmar 29 HP Diesel Engine
Engine Make: Yanmar
HorsePower: 29 HP
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours:
Engine Hours (2nd Engine):
Fuel Consumption: 3 Litres per hour
Max Speed: 7 Knots
Cruise Speed: 6 Knots
Fuel Capacity: 120 Litres (2 x 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
Stove: Metho Gimballed
Hot Water System:
Accommodation: HEADROOM: 6' +
Cabins: Port and starboard squabs
Berths: 6
Toilet: Manual with straight pumpou
Air Conditioning:
Ground Tackle: ANCHOR: 1x CQR + 1x Danforth
Safety Gear: HARNESS: Yes
Bilge Pumps: Manual
Life Raft: 6 person out of service
Epirb: 406
Life Jackets: 6x
Flares: Yes
Fire Protection:
Electrics: LIGHTING: 12v
BATTERIES: 1x House, 1x Start
Electronics/Navigation: GPS: Raymarine
PLOTTER: Raymarine c70
SOUNDER: Raymarine
AUTO PILOT: 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

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