MODEL: Donovan GP26
DESIGNER: jp donovan DESIGN
BUILDER: Mag Marin Composite Yachts
YEAR BUILT: 2013
BEAM: 8' 4"
DISPL: 2,315 lbs.
ENGINE: Tohatsu 3.5 HP Outboard
BOTTOM PAINT: VC Offshore
DRAFT: 6' 4"
BALLAST: 981 lbs.
RIG: Sloop - Fractional
KEEL: Carbon Fiber Fin - Lead Bulb
HULL COLOR: Grey
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 with solar panel
Solid state battery charger
Velocitec Speed Puck
Harken and Antal
Transverse jib tracks
Stainless steel stanchions and lifelines
Lifeline pads with additional set
Harken primaries and pit winch
Carbon composite keel fin
Solid cast lead bulb pinned and bonded to keel fin.
Carbon composite rudder blade and stock with upper & lower bearings, carbon tiller.
Spinlock Tiller Extension
Pauger carbon fiber mast and boom
Carbon fiber bow sprit
Stainless wire standing rigging
Running rigging package, sheets, halyards, control lines
2013 North 3DL Main
2013 North 3DL Jib
2013 North A3
2013 North A1.5
Custom Triad Trailer with Bunks
The Tohatsu outboard motor has under 10 hours of use
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: Long Island, USA