42' Hakes IRC RACER 2015



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  • Yacht Details Hakes IRC RACER
  • Year 2015
  • Location RI, US
  • Engines 1
  • Last UpdatedAug 24, 2020
  • Asking Price$399,800.00

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Just arrived and in the water for test sails and racing.

The all new HH42, offshore IRC racing as well as on-shore.

Berths for 8-10, enclosed marine head, small galley, comfortable navigation station.

A very high performance IRC race machine with a design pedigree and built to highest quality standards.  

She has won her class in many overseas races and now looking to do the same here in the USA.

Give me a call: Glenn Walters - 401 855 4355



The HH 42 is a fully optimized very high performance racing yacht.

All carbon fiber prepreg construction with Southern Spars carbon fiber rig.

North racing sail package and B&G Electronics, safety package, duty and freight delivered,  Base boat starts at $497,000.

MSRP OF THIS FULLY EQUIPPED HH42 is over $650,000.  Price reduced to sell now before new inventory arrives.  Full race electronics,  five NORTH race sails and much more.


Harken racing winch package.

B&G Electronics


Designed by world renowned Judel Vrolijk Yacht Design, the HH 42 is simply made to be the fastest in its size around the race track, yet be competitively raced to win on IRC as well as HPR.

It will have limited offshore capability to ensure it's always a leading feature at such classics as The Fastnet, The Rolex Sydney to Hobart and Rolex China Sea Race.

When the boat was designed by JV, part of the design brief put forward by Paul Hakes was that the boat should be able to reduce it's displacement by 500kgs, this was to both future proof the boat for IRC rating and make it HPR competitive  Modifications to the IRC rules during 2013 have favoured us reducing the displacement which has created a lighter, and even faster racing yacht with an even better TCC number for IRC.

Developments over the last 18 months with the existing boats have seen many tweaks and changes to further refine this racing yacht, keeping it at the winning edge.  The foil package has been tweaked for better handling when blast reaching, the rig has been upgraded and made lighter, and the off shore compatible interior is fully female moulded modules for better ergonomics and weight saving.

With the changes to deck gear systems to get the  very most out of sail controls, the rig tuning, foil enhancement, interior development and now a new bulb 500kg lighter, the boat just got so much better we are launching it as the HH42 Mk2.

No other race boat can offer you this much race winning  performance for such a good price.

HH42 Mk2 is now unbeatable performance and unbeatable value.

  • Make YANMAR
  • Model
  • Fuel diesel
  • Hours
  • Type Inboard
  • Drive Type Sail
  • Length Overall: 42 ft
  • Beam: 14.33 ft
  • Hull Material: Composite
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 12|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 40|gallon
  • Holding: 1 x 40|gallon
Additional Information

Optimized open plan interior ease of sail handling.

Perfect hand finished two pot paint mid section

8 berths standard, 6 retracting pipecots

30hp Yanmar engine with sail drive / Gori racing propeller 42 litres fuel / deck filled

1 burner wire frame cooker / lightweight plumbed toilet 180 amp hours ACG house battery / 60amp ACG engine start Integral engine box with bottom step and electronics display and controls Red and White LED interior lighting / aircraft spec wiring

Keel / Bulb / Rudder

High lift foils / keel fin cast iron epoxy primed, epoxy GRP sheaved for higher corrosion protection. Keel socketed to hull, for easy and quick removal and installation and enhanced safety and stiffness. Bulb is solid cast 2.2 tons with 1.5% antimony lead. Rudder foil is high lift with 100% carbon autoclaved prepreg stock and 100% carbon prepreg blade. Bearings are water tight self-aligning from JP3

Tiller is Hakes Custom Carbon with Spinlock extension Keel & rudder are factory pre-fitted

Mast / Rigging

Mast is a Southern Spar carbon rig with engineered high modulus fibre for increased stiffness and weight saving. Two piece rig with joiner for easy packing and transportation. Two spreader rig with carbon aerofoil spreaders. Twin groove headstay foil installed on forestay.

Box boom, with removable carbon gas vang strut, single reef sheaves. Hydraulic Backstay Deflectors for performance adjustments using Sailtec hydraulic ram Main Halyard Lock Internal mast jack with pump Mast base with additional sliding plate and screw adjustment Nitronic 50 rod rigging. 12 t Kevlar backstays Dyneema SK78 and SK90 Halyards / 2:1 main halyard with Spinlock jammer and Harken cheek block below deck. All Control lines SK90, spliced with tapered ends fitted and installed

Deck Gear

Removable 1.5m long 100% carbon prepreg bow prod with two internal tack lines. Custom carbon bobstay. On deck systems for water proof boat. Light weight custom carbon forward hatch, big internal radius for ease of gennaker hoist and drops. Composite socketed stanchions / alloy fwd rail, single composite aft aerofoil stanchion with Dyneema lifelines with anti-chaff whipping through stanchions

Wide under deck sliding companionway hatch with carbon wash board Helmsman footrest bars with integrated mainsheet controls to helm position. Custom light weight Hi Load soft padeyes Harken carbo blocks and loop blocks / Spinlock XC jammers


Primaries / Carbon racing 50s 3 speed, self-tailing, pedestal driven with carbon shafts. Aft grinding pedestal is angled to clear top rudder bearing. Mainsheet / Performa 46s 2 speed, self-tailing Backstay / Performa 46s 2 speed self tailing

Pit / Starboard side only Performa 46 2 speed self-tailing.

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