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Jezebel is a fine example of a Fastnet 34 well known for there timeless looks and fast lines. Jezebel has benefitted from a full internal and external re-fit which has taken 7 years, more than £25,000 spend on her. Including a new engine in 2020 and additional furling (solent rig) foresail full set of sails fully refurbished and laundered every closed season. She has a very unique and fun finish to her living quarters and must be viewed in person to fully appreciate what she has to offer. She is currently lying ashore and ready to be viewed.
Further information about the Fastnet 34;
The two French designers Michel Dufour and Jean-Marie Finot had a major influence on yacht design through the 1970s, with then revolutionary designs such as Finot's Ecume De Mer and Dufour's Arpege - lightweight cruiser-racers that could both win races and cruise successfully.
Finot went on to design a string of other yachts including the Fastnet 34, before being appointed designer of ranges of production yachts for Jeanneau, Beneteau and Comar (Comet) in Italy. His design office is now Groupe Finot which continues to design both production yachts and high-tech racing machines.
The Fastnet 34 continues the theme started with the Ecume, of a fast, beamy and relatively light yacht with a quite open interior to provide space. She has a hint of a clipper bow, and pronounced tumblehome on the topsides, something rarely seen on modern boats as it adds substantially to the labour and cost of moulding the hulls. Performance and handling are typical of an early IOR era boat - fast to windward and unlike many modern boats, not prone to broach as she heels. No stability curves are available, but the tumblehome plus curved deckline will probably result in a far higher AVS (angle of vanishing stability) than almost all present production boats.
About 40 Fastnet 34s were built from 1973 onwards, many by Atlanta Marine in the UK.
Hull & Construction
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Sleeps 6 in 3 cabins