The T1280 is available as a complete sailaway package or
may be amateur built from the drawings.
LOA 12.8 metre
Beam 4.0 metre
Draft 2.4-3.2 metre
Sailing Weight 4400 kg
Crew Weight 600 kg
Complete boat 3800 kg
SA UP sq. m
SA Down sq. m

Choice of two deck layouts meets racing and cruising requirements, take the race team Coastal or Ocean Racing with the bonus of quiet times away with the family

The T1280 is designed to be a versatile 40 foot racing yacht with all the basic accommodation requirements. The boat will perform well in all conditions and is suitable for club racing and offshore. Construction is simple and designed to utilise modern materials in an economic way to provide a fast yet economically built boat.

The interior is simple but functional with sleeping for 6 and a dinette table and a full galley, enclosed head is provided. The keel configuration has two options; one as a conventional fixed keel and the other a hydraulically lifting keel that allows the draft to be reduced to 2.4 meter while not racing. This keel is pinned down and fits flush with the top of the galley unit when in use. The keel is easily removed for transporting.

Non overlapping jibs are used for ease of use and efficiency. The asymmetric spinnakers are flown from a carbon fibre internally articulating bow prod. An anchor well in the bow diverts water from the prod from the interior of the boat. The carbon fibre mast is simply stayed with no runners and an adjustable topmast backstay. Forestay tension is developed from the backstay and mainsheet tension.

Refer to our designers
Sailing and tuning guides for more information on sailing these boats.

Click here for more information on
building your own boat.

The designers have utilises the latest VPP software to help create a boat that is very fast and stable upwind yet exhilarating downwind.
It features two distinct cockpit areas with twin wheel for steering.
All of the sailing controls are hidden inside the cockpit coamings with electric winch options.
There is a cruse package with roller furler headsail and furling mainsail for ease of use.

The T1280 is constructed using eglass/carbon fiber and epoxy resin with a foam core. Carbon fiber is used for additional stiffening where appropriate.
The keel and rudder are constructed using carbon fiber stiffening.

Rig – The mast is carbon fiber with an aluminium option for the budget conscious. Rigging is Rod with aluminium spreaders and boom.
The bow pod is articulating and carbon fiber.

Deck Fitout – Full Harken or Ronstan/Frederiksen fitout with winch option.

Sails – Mainsail, light and medium jib with a heavy air option.
Spinnakers are asymmetric with two masthead and one fractional.

This boat is available as a full sailaway package with additional items selected by the owner.
The options available are listed in the boats specification.
The owner has the option of supplying and fitting the deck hardware.

Kits Available
We are able to supply the boat in various stages or supply components to allow the owners to complete the boat themselves, full instructions and drawings are provided where applicable.

This boat is ideally suited to amateur or professional construction with your own builder.
We offer complete backup to yourself or your own builder with excellent drawings and build methodology during the build process.

The available options are outlined below:

Plans Available in either electronic or hard copy

- Specifications, both design and construction
- Construction drawings
- Full size patterns for keel, rudder and internals
- Build Methodology
- Temporary mould construction drawings and patterns
- Hardware List
- Trailer construction drawings

Study Prints - We offer study prints for a fee that is deducted from the purchase price of the plans to help the builder assess the cost and building method of the boat. The study prints include a comprehensive building method, costing information for components and building material and the boats specification.

Components Available:
- Complete spars and rigging
- Keel and rudder
- Construction material package
- Deck hardware
- Complete set of sails designed and made specially for this boat.

World wide supply
We are happy to ship drawings, components and material anywhere in the world.

42.0 feet
Beam 13.1 feet
Draft 8-10.5 feet
Sailing Weight 9680 lb
Crew Weight 1320 lb
Ballast 4620 lb
SA UP sq. ft
SA Down sq. ft

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