Ker 46 Introducing the Ker 46, a light displacement, high performance racing yacht designed by leading IRC designers Ker Yacht Design. Following the success of the Ker 40, Ker Yacht Design and McConaghy boats have again combined to produce this exciting new product.
Designed and optimised for IRC and ORCi racing, a well balanced performance profile ensures a competitive edge in mixed fleets across a wide range conditions and venues. A development of previous designs such as the Ker 40 OD, the Ker 43 “Ptarmigan” and the Ker 46 ‘Tonnerre’* the new design not only benefits from further technical advancements in fluid dynamics and composite design, but also from practical experience on the water.
The Ker 46 has an all carbon structure with plan approval to ISO Category A standards by Germanischer Lloyd. Construction is without compromise, utilising comparable build techniques to those used in Americas Cup construction and fit out.
This “top end” race boat brings the best and latest developments from the grand prix racing circuits to an exciting and affordable 46 footer that is rewarding to sail and has the capacity to be competitive across a wide range of racing categories. Build slots now available with delivery from early 2013.
Please contact at +44 (0)23 8045 0000
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
McConaghy New Boats - Ker 46+
Flag of Registry: China
Hull Shape: Other
LOA: 46 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 10 ft 10 in
PLUMBING Freshwater Hand pump at galley sink Lightweight heads 2 Manual bilge pumps 2 x 50 litre fresh water bladder tank
INTERIOR Under cockpit navigation station and seat Galley: sink, Custom twin burner stove, 1 x cool box Enclosed Head surround 8 x pipe cots Engine box with integrated bottom steps
SAIL PLAN P 19.30 M E 6.00 M I 17.72 M J 5.10 M SPA 235 M² STL 7.5 M
RIG - Southern Spars High Modulus Carbon Rig 2 x Sets carbon spreaders Nitronic 50 standard rigging Kevlar Backstays Carbon Boom 2 reef lines with integrated clutches Tuff Luff Head Foil Optional Lock on Halyards
RIGGING 2:1 Mainsail Halyard 1 x Fractional Jib Halyard 1 x Fractional Spin/Jib Halyard 2 x Masthead Spinnaker Halyard 1 x Mainsheet 2 x Spinnaker Sheets 2 x Jib Sheets Main Cunningham with purchase Outhaul purchase 2 x Reef lines Vang purchase Jib car in haul adjuster with purchase Jib lead up down adjuster with purchase 2 x Spinnaker tack lines 1 x Bobstay
DECK HARDWARE 2 x Driven Primary Winches Harken 65.3 STR UD 1 x Harken MX Pedestal mounted AFT of traveller 1 x Pit Winches Harken 50.2 STP 2 x Main Sheet Winches Harken 50.2 STP 2 x Backstay Winches Harken 46.2 STP Harken ‘Pro-Trim’ Traveller system 9 x Spinlock Clutches along with custom organizers Composite Aerofoil Stanchions, Pushpit & Pulpit Stainless Steel 1/19 wire lifelines 5 x Clear dinghy hatches in cockpit sides for rope stowage Sliding fore hatch with in?atable seal String drop system lead to primary winch McConaghy carbon ?bre winch handle pockets Foredeck toe rails to ORC Standard
MACHINERY 40 hp Yanmar diesel engine with Sail Drive Folding 2 bladed prop Spinlock flush throttle control 70 Litre rigid plastic fuel tank
ELECTRICAL Red/white cabin lighting in saloon, galley, heads and navigation areas 12 volt DC switch panel Battery isolator/selection switch 2 x House Batteries, 1 x Engine Battery Navigation Lights Pulpit, Pushpit mounted
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS LOA 13.9 M Disp. 6,250 Kg Beam 4.50 M Draft 3.35 M ISO Structural CAT. A ISO OSR CAT.1
CONSTRUCTION Full carbon construction with vacuum consolidated carbon/epoxy/foam sandwich throughout with uni-directional fibre reinforcement. A full optimised structural design using advanced Finite Element Analysis techniques. Designed and constructed in accordance with ISO structural regulations to ‘Class A’ with plan approval by Germanischer Lloyd. Lightweight sandwich composite non structural internal components White Awl Craft paint finish to top sides and deck gloss areas. Paint finish Non-skid areas on deck. Cockpit Floor: Non-skid grip tape Below water line Finished with Epoxy primer
KEEL, FIN AND BULB A generously sized deep ‘T’ shaped lead bulb keel with a high Ballast to Displacement ratio Keel and Keel attachment is in excess of ISO structural regulations to Class A with plan approval by Germanischer Lloyd Deep SG Iron ?n keel with composite fairings Lead T-Bulb Stiffness optimised all carbon keel structure Fin and Bulb are delivered faired and undercoated