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04-27-2012 12:00 PM
Re: Fastest boats ...30 to 35 foot range.

For example the Long Island Sound area has the most favorable J80 and J105 PHRF numbers in the USA

And don't even change the number for wet and dry sailed J80s
04-27-2012 11:42 AM
Re: Fastest boats ...30 to 35 foot range.

Here is where to find the ratings:
PHRF New England - Handicapping - Base Handicaps
Some boats sail faster than their rating, some slower. Its like the BCS!
04-27-2012 10:56 AM
Re: Fastest boats ...30 to 35 foot range.

My observation on the Jboat competing with other cruiser class boats has been that in light wind the J boats all run away with it. If there is any kind of wind and sea they can't cut the mustard. Personally I like the C&C brand for speed and comfort along with reliability but that is just me.
03-09-2010 11:31 AM
PCP I think you are talking about monohulls?

Jboats, Mumm are fast boats but they are designed to be sailed with a crew.

The crew is needed not only for handling the boat, but also as ballast, siting on the rail, or in the back of the boat while going fast downwind.

If we are talking about going fast solo in an oceangoing boat probably the fastest 35 ft would be a 10,5class boat. They are designed to be ocean-raced solo, or duo. They have water ballast to substitute the weight of the crew on the rail and are a lot more forgiving than a Mumm.

Voile : Le premier Class 9'50 au banc d'essais
Class 950 - Race and pleasure

Figaro Class boats are also very quick and are also made for a short crew, but they are slower than a 9,5class boat.

La Classe Figaro Bénéteau

Of course these are relatively new European boats and unless you want a new one, you probably are not going to find them in the US....But you have asked about the fastest


03-09-2010 10:11 AM
jorapazu Hello Jeff H
"ratings treat some boats fairer than others". Could you expand on this point?.
02-16-2002 09:57 AM
Fastest boats ...30 to 35 foot range.

If all I wanted to do was go "fast" I wouldn''t be sailing....
02-10-2002 07:29 PM
Fastest boats ...30 to 35 foot range.

If you like the J/35 and J/34, you should try to find a J/36. They''re fractionally rigged, so singlehanding would be easier with the smaller jib and easily reefed main. They share many of the same good features of the J/35 -- solid construction techniques, good looks and sensible design -- but have a nicer cruising interior and a bit less draft - a good thing if you''re headed to the Bahamas. J/36''s also price out at about half what a beat J/35 goes for, because they''re not as well known. (About forty were built.) If you''re hot for speed, you should know that we''ve also managed to beat J/35''s boat for boat with our "older, slower" J/36, much to their consternation.
Happy sailing!
02-10-2002 02:11 PM
Fastest boats ...30 to 35 foot range.

check out the Corsairs Trimarans. They are indeed very very fast. Kind of a little small for live aboard fer sure. And they are super expensive as well. However seem to hold the value ( actually seems that the 24 I was looking for were cheaper new 10 years ago as the used ones today .... )

02-09-2002 02:07 PM
Fastest boats ...30 to 35 foot range.

That is a bit of a tough question and one that would be easier to ask if I knew where you are coming from. If you mean just plain maximum speed, there are 30 foot semi-custom foilers that hit outrageous speeds well up in the mid-20 knot range. These are one trick ponies that really do nothing but go fast.

Then there are the current crop of high perforance trimarrans which are very fast, for boats that also offer some accommodations, offering speeds well up in the high teens.

In the case of monohulls there is a new 30 foot carbon fiber tripple trapeze one design that I saw a write up on. I would suspect that will be as fast as any of the current crop of 30 foot monohulls.

More conventional (and older designed) monhulls that are quite quick would include the Mumm 30, Melges 30, Carrara 29, One Design 35 and one design race boats of that ilke.

But fast does not mean competitive because ratings come into play when you go racing and ratings treat some boats fairer than others.

On the other hand if you are actually looking for a fast boat that can also be cruised, that opens an entirely different discussion if you see what I mean.


02-09-2002 11:51 AM
Fastest boats ...30 to 35 foot range.

I hit the post button twice,sorry. :-(

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