NAME: FAT KID
MODEL: Donovan GP26
DESIGNER: jp donovan DESIGN
BUILDER: Mag Marin Composite Yachts
YEAR BUILT: 2014
BEAM: 8’ 4”
DISPL: 2,315 lbs.
ENGINE: Tohatsu 6 HP Outboard
BOTTOM PAINT: VC Offshore
DRAFT: 6’ 4”
BALLAST: 981 lbs.
RIG: Sloop - Fractional
KEEL: Carbon Fiber Fin - Lead Bulb
HULL COLOR: White
HULL MATERIAL: Fiberglass sandwich
Hull, deck, bulkheads and internal structures constructed with vacuum molded E- glass, epoxy resin and closed cell foam cores.
Construction system utilizes separate vacuum procedures for outer hull and deck laminates, core bonding, inner hull and deck laminates and reinforcements to insure the highest quality laminates, core bonds and resin content control.
Open racing interior with two molded bunks under cockpit sides
12 volt DC control panel
12 volt battery in marine battery box
Solid state battery charger
TackTic Racemaster and Triducer Thruhull
Tack Tic Wireless Wind Instrument
Velocitek Pro Start
VHF Marine Radio
Custom Mast Bracket
Harken and Antal
Transverse jib tracks
Stainless steel stanchions and lifelines
Lifeline pads with additional set
Harken primaries and pit winch
Lifting keel allows lower trailer height and access to shallower water docks.
Carbon composite keel fin, Draft with keel raised is 3’ 6”
Solid cast lead bulb pinned and bonded to keel fin.
Carbon composite rudder blade and stock with upper & lower bearings, carbon tiller.
Removable rudder cassette
Donovan carbon fiber mast and boom
Carbon fiber bow sprit
PBO standing rigging
Robline Ocean 5000 running backstays
Running rigging package, sheets, halyards, control lines
Evolution Flat Top Mainsail - New 2017 - Very good condition
Doyle Stratis Pin Top Main - Brand New Bricked
North Dacron Delivery Sails - Good
Additional Pinhead Mainsail - Used Condition
Doyle J1 - Good Condition First Used 2017
Evolution J3 - Used handful of times, great condition
North Dacron Delivery Sail - Good
Additional J1 - Used Condition
Doyle Code Zero - used less than a handful of times
A1 - Good condition
A1.5 - North Good Condition
A2 - Doyle Great Condition new 2017
Triad Double Axle
SPARES AND OTHER FEATURES:
Spinnaker launch bag and other miscellaneous customizations
A spare keel is included
The Tohatsu outboard motor was new in 2017
VC Offshore bottom job was done in 2017
From the designer:
I purposely designed my GP 26 with a powerful hull shape to extract maximum horsepower from the large rig. When the puff hits the stability allows to crew to keep the sails powered up promoting acceleration and planing. The high stability hull form is obvious in the wide transom and topsides panels above the chine approaching vertical. Careful balance of the hull’s volume insures the boat retains good manners and neutral helm as it heels, improving acceleration out of tacks and gybes.
Sailing aboard Hull No 1 in Istanbul it was most gratifying to experience first-hand the results; it is an exceptionally well balanced hull that planes effortlessly and does not react adversely to heel angle; control is never a concern. In 18 knots of wind the boat was very stable and achieved 16 knots of boat speed without much effort. Reaching along in 16 knots of wind we had 14 knot boat speed in complete control; the boat is very stable.
The deck layout is uncompromised for racing, carefully organized to allow the active crew work needed to get the boat around the race course. Where some sport yachts this size have dispensed with winches, I have a set of small winches to deal primarily with the highly loaded spinnaker sheets and halyards. The mainsheet traveler spans the cockpit aft of the rudder, reducing the load on the traveler car and getting the mainsheet purchase clear of the crew during gybes. Transverse jib tracks provide complete control for jib sheeting.
Contact: Stagg Yachts, Inc.
Location: St Joseph MI, USA