The duo is currently the measure of all things in the offshore racing scene: Jean-Pierre Kelbert (JPK) builds and sails the boats, designer Jacques Valer draws the cracks and designs the layouts. The track record of this successful cooperation is impressive: the "Courrier Recommandé", a JPK 11.80, has just won the overall ranking of the prestigious Rolex Middle SeRace 2018 after a calculated time; and two other boats of the type JPK 10.80 placed in the top ten of the classification. There are also numerous other victories and top placings in offshore regattas such as the increasingly popular transatlantic classic Transquadra.
Now the shipyard in Larmor Plage in Brittany is working on a new boat JPK 10.30, which is to be classified in the program between the 10.80 (test in YACHT 19/2014) and the smaller 10.10 (test in YACHT 25/2010) and essentially also whose concept takes over. That means: a strong focus on the use in offshore regattas one and two-handed, optimized alignment according to IRC handicap, high performance, but still suitable for tours and despite a lot of sportiness also family-friendly.
So far the shipyard has only published a rough sketch of the new boat. Compared to the sister models, Jacques Valer has made the chimney edges even more pronounced and drawn through to the bow. With this, the designer expects an even earlier planing and more stability on fast winds. The look of the inwardly stepped cabin structure is also striking, similar to that of the sister ship JPK 10.80. This also allows the solo skipper to look forward in the direction of travel from inside. And the Genu can be pebbled closer and deeper at the front.
JPK has also transferred the layout of the fittings on deck from 10.80 to the new ship 10.30. The pick-up point rails for the Genus are mounted across the deck and are controlled by a 3D system. The traveler is placed behind the tiller steering rudder head to give the helmsman maximum freedom of movement in the cockpit and easy access to all functions.
JPK 10.30. Interior with two cabins, toilet and navigation
The JPK 10.30 is equipped with two rudder blades and an IRC-optimized fin keel. Optionally, a T-keel with a lead bomb would be feasible. A two-spreader rig made of aluminum is standard. A carbon fiber mast is also on the list of options. As with the larger 10.80, the interior fittings of the new 10.30 from JPK will be simple and sober, but functional. Two cabins as well as a separate toilet area, a navigation system and a pantry unit ensure comfort for the crew on long strikes and a certain tour suitability for the family.
In March 2019 the first ship of the type JPK 10.30 should be ready and ready to sail. The first series boats will come onto the market for around 136,000 euros (excluding sails).
|CE design category||A.|
|CE design category||A.|
|Lü (length of fuselage)||10.34 m|
|LWL (length of waterline)||9.18 m|
|Ballast / proportion||1.5 t / 42%|
|Genu (105%)||25.0 sqm|
|Headroom below deck||1.84 m|
JPK 10.80 in the YACHT test (edition 19/2014)