Currently in mass production at the Jeanneau yard in Nantes Cheviré, the Sun Fast 30 One Design has been named 2024 sailboat of the year by French sailing monthly Voile Magazine during the Journées de la Régate et de la Course au large, an event organized by Yacht Club de France on 15–16 December to promote racing under sail.
“It was an obvious choice,” said editor in chief François-Xavier de Crécy. “Its release has been the major event of the autumn, and it’s a project with an unusual trajectory because it started out in the sailing clubs before benefiting from the best expertise in the business [VPLP Design for the plans, and Multiplast and Jeanneau for the construction]. The jury went to La Rochelle for a test sail and liked it. The boat is well designed and has lots of clever features.”