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Less fat. More speed.

Kuka Light is the fastest boat ever built in it’s class (40-42 feet) for offshore races. The full-carbon autoclave built yacht is thought and engineered to be raced in long distance races by a small crew of 7. The super light boat (3.4 tons displacement) has demonstrated to be as fast as the best 50 and 60 footer in races like Giraglia and Middle Sea Race. Equipped with a canting keel and a rotating mast Kuka-Light has been constantly developed during the last years and is very competitive also in ORC rating.

The boat has been professionally maintained and serviced throughout the years. Every year the carbon fin and the structural parts of boat and mast have been checked by QI-Composite with ultra sound. All hardware of the boat has been checked and replaced during every winter. 2015 new PBO rig.

The engine has been also serviced every year.

Primary Details

  • Length: 12.80 mt (with bowsprit 15.00 mt)
  • Width: 4.60 mt
  • Draft: 3.50 mt
  • Displacement: 3.400 kg
  • Designer: Schickler/Tagliapietra Yacht Design
  • Builder: Marstrom Composite/ Soleri boatyard
  • Built: year 2012
  • Hull type: Carbon composite
  • Keel: full carbon fin with lead bulb. Canted with single ram with electric pump (Cariboni)
  • CE-certificate CIN SCSSMK42E213

Engine: Lombardi LDW1003 M TMC 60 A 30 HP
Propeller system: two blade propeller, full retractable
Fuel capacity: 60 lt Diesel
Stearing with tiller
Bilge and manual pumps to match category A CE
Liferaft and life jackets
NKE with regatta processor and 3D sensor. Portable computer with nav. software
Ais system
Radio VHF
24 Volt with 240 Amp at 24 Volts by European Batteries
Rotating mast built by Marstrom Composite, PBO Rig
All sails North sails (3Di/cuben fiber etc)
Jib 1
Jib 2
Jib Top
Storm Jib
+ delivery sails

IRC certificate

ORC certificate