Fan of the Golden Globe Race? We are and would like to congratulate Kirsten Neuschafer and all of the competitors. The GGR is a solo non stop around the world race that prevents the use of modern technology such as GPS and allows only technology that was available in 1968 when Sir Robert Knox-Johnson set the record for being the first person to do it. The competitors in the race had to sail designs that were available in the late 60's; Rustler 36, Baba 35, Tashiba 36, Galeforce 34 and the winning boat a Cape George 36. Not many of us have the grit, skill and determination to attempt such a challenge but appreciate the soundness of classic yacht designs sailed in the race. If you are into classic blue water boats but don't want to own one built in the 1960's then ATLANTIC the Fast Passage 39/40 may be the boat for you.  

Built from the molds of the Fast Passage 39, This Fast Passage 40 is a one-off, modernized, reimagined version of the venerable Fast Passage 39. She was built by Northern Marine of Anacortes, Washington. This builder was selected because of their vast experience building expedition yachts. ATLANTIC resembles the 39 in appearance only as her construction utilizes modern techniques and building materials. The vacuum bagged hull was constructed using vinylester resin for strength and rigidity and the bow was reinforced with kevlar. Airex foam is used above the waterline and in deck core, eliminating the problematic balsa wood. The resulting hull was lighter than the original, so additional lead was added to the keel and a taller more powerful double spreader rig was it added. ATLANTIC truly is a modern-built classic.

With a cutter rig, electric winches and a well-balanced sail plan, this Fast Passage is an ideal choice for short-handed ocean cruising. ATLANTIC has crossed her namesake ocean twice with her current owner and has cruised extensively from Maine to Trinidad. It is a testament to her sailing ability to have so little engine run time - given the thousands of miles that passed under her keel.

A figured cherry and ash interior (voted best interior when debuted at the Annapolis Boat Show) and a traditional, yet elegant layout make ATLANTIC a pleasure to spend time aboard. Her interior features a centerline table, a large galley, and a forward-facing nav station - a detail that will pull at the heartstrings of any navigator who has ever been to sea in a gale. She was introduced to the public at the Annapolis Boat show in 2000 with rave reviews. Cruising World, April 2001, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Jan 2001, Blue Water Sailing, October 2001 and a host of others all raved about the boat.

If you are reading this then you most likely have a sense of the reputation of the Fast Passage 39. The design was made famous in the 1983 BOC Challenge with Francis Stokes aboard "Moonshine," a proven ocean-going yacht. Designed by William Garden with a total of 40 built.

With only 41 Fast Passage 39's produced and only one built by Northern Marine, the Fast Passages are rare, to say the least. Owners tend to keep them for their sailing careers. If you are looking for an extremely capable boat that sails well and looks great then you owe it to yourself to take a tour of ATLANTIC. Highly Recommended. 

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