Ker 40 by McConaghy Boats
Best Handicap Racer
Photos by Walter Cooper
The Ker 40 was designed strictly for IRC racing in overseas fleets (1.188), and in order to reduce the higher cost of a custom IRC build, McConaghy Boats offers the boat as a semi-custom option. The hull and deck are essentially fixed dimensions, but the interior and deck layout can be customized to suit the owner's racing agenda, including options for wheel versus tiller, and winch pedestal or not.
The judges sailed Catapult, built for East
Best Handicap Racer: Ker 40
The Ker 40 is a semi-custom boat for the serious IRC racing team. Our test boat, Catapult, was built for an experienced owner, and was fitted out primarily for offshore racing.