This boat has been sold

Year: 2006
Current Price: SOLD EUR
Location: Roma, Italy
Hull Material: Carbon Fiber & Corecell

In August of 2005 the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) introduced the GP42 Level Class.  Farr Yacht Design played a key role in the development of the rule, providing comments and guidance from the preliminary proposal stage through to the issuance of interpretations to better define the rule after it was officially issued.  Latini Marine immediately came to Farr Yacht Design to commission the first of this very promising and exciting class.  Farr Yacht Design has had unparalleled success designing box rule boats and applied that knowledge and experience to the GP42.  Exceptional light wind performance will be a hallmark of these designs.  

Brokerage Name Farr Yacht Sales
Present Boat Name ROMA
Year 2006
Model GP 42
Builder Latini Marine
Designer Farr Yacht Design
Design # FYD 605
LOA 12.80m - 42.00ft
LWL 11.88m - 38.97ft
Beam 3.90m - 12.79ft
Draft Deep 2.60m - 8.53ft
Displacement 4,400.00kg - 9,700.34lbs
Ballast 2,400.00kg - 5,291.09lbs
Hull Material Carbon Fiber & Corecell
Hull Bottom Epoxy
Rig Material Carbon Fiber
Rig Type Fractional
FYS Broker Ian Gordon
L/A Date 2007-11-01
Deck Color Red, White & Green
Engine HP 29HP
Engine Manufacturer Yanmar
Engine Model 3YM30
Fuel Diesel
Hull Color Carbon look
Keel Weldox Fin, Lead Bulb
Propeller Type 2 blade Gori
Steering Tiller
Water Tank Yes

Hull/Deck Construction Details

  • Hull Male mould: CNC Cut frames - Mahogany Cold moulded and Fibre reinforced laminate
  • Hull Female Plug: glass fibres injected with epoxy resin, laminated on the male plug.
  • Deck Male Mould: CNC Cut frames - Mahogany Cold moulded and plywood with reinforced laminate.
  • Deck Female Plug: glass fibres injected with epoxy resin, laminated on the male plug
  • Construction materials: SP SYSTEM Carbon Fibres and Corecell/ Airex foams. SP SYSTEM Epoxy resins with Pre-preg or Wet Systems.

Interior Layout

  • As per ORC 42' Rule - Structural carbon


  • Aluminum, 3 ring burner - custom
  • Carbon galley sink - custom

Electrical System

  • Basic electrical system for engine, instruments and navigation
  • 2 - 75 Ah batteries
  • 1 - 75 Ah engine battery
  • Electrical panel: custom 18 switches


  • B&G electronic instruments
  • Hydra 4000
  • 2 - FFD bulkhead displays
  • 4 - 20/20 mast displays
  • GPS
  • VHF radio
  • All electronic equipment is calibrated
  • New wind sensor

Deck Gear

  • Harken - full compliment of grand-prix deck hardware
  • Spinlock - jammers & organizer

Winch Package

  • Harken Grand-Prix winch package
  • 2 - 50STRQ halyard winches
  • 2 - 55TCR- Wide Body 3-Speed pedestal-driven primary winches
  • 2 - 50.2STR mainsheet winches
  • 2 - 50.2STR backstay winches
  • Carbon composite belt-drive pedestal grinder
  • Assorted winch handles

Spars & Standing Rigging

  • Hall Spars - rule optimized carbon section with taper
  • 2 - sets of carbon fiber spreaders
  • Carbon fiber boom
  • Standing rigging: Navtec Series 800, L 834 tip cup, C 890 turnbuckles
  • Mast jack: 2 bricks, 2 external hydraulic cylinders and a pump-set with gauge
  • Composite backstay
  • Harken Carbo headsail foil

Running Rigging:

  • 6 - Halyards with Tylaska T-8 shackles, tapered
  • 1 - reefline: 10mm
  • 2 - genoa sheets: 10mm with Equiplite shackles
  • 1 - mainsheet: 10mm to suit German type mainsheet system
  • 2 - spinnaker sheets, 8mm with Tylaska T-8 shackles, tapered
  • 2 - spinnaker afterguys, 10mm, tapered
  • 1 - tackline with T-12 Large Bail shackle

Sail Inventory

All Banks Sails - Italy

2006 Sail Inventory:

  • 1 Mainsail
  • 1 Medium Jib 21/06/06
  • 1 Heavy Jib 21/06/06
  • 1 #4 Jib 21/06/06
  • 1 A1 VMG Spinnaker 16/06/06
  • 1 A2 Running Spinnaker
  • 1 Spinnaker Staysail 10/06/06

2007 Sail Inventory:

  • 1 Mainsail 06/07/07
  • 1 Medium Jib 06/07/07
  • 1 A1 VMG Spinnaker 06/07/07
  • 1 A1.5 Spinnaker 00/01/07

Additional Sails:

  • 1 Delivery Mainsail 2006
  • 1 Storm Trysail (on board)
  • 1 Storm Jib (on board)

Spares & Other Features

  • New interior cushions
  • 2 - old jib sheets with Tylaska shackles
  • 1 - spinnaker sheet
  • Batten ends for main and 2 jibs
  • Toolbox
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Engine serviced with new belts
  • New pedestal grinder buttons
  • 4 - spinnaker blocks
  • 2 - spinnaker bob-stays
  • Harken winch handles

Spares & Safety Gear

  • First-aid kit
  • Lifejackets
  • 4 - life lines

Additional Comments

Roma has also been fitted with a removable bow sprit and several IRC specific sails. All electronic equipment has been calibrated. Roma was repainted in 2008.

Notable Race Results

  • 07/2006     Valencia Copa De La Reyna - IMS Division
  • 08/2006     Palma Copa Del Rey - IMS Division
  • 08/2007     Winner Trofeo Quebramar – Cascais - Portugal
  • 2007           3rd Overall 2007 GP42 International Racing Circuit
  • 2009           7th Overall GP42 Worlds


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The GP42 ROMA has a T-keel and bulb for maximum stability and least drag. The T-keel
configuration also produces the best relative placement of the rig, bulb and longitudinal center of
buoyancy of the hull. The key drivers in the keel design are the maximum allowable weight of
2300 kg and the minimum thickness limits for the fin. The keel fin is fabricated out of bent plate
that yields a fin structure with excellent strength and stiffness while keeping the fin light so that
the maximum amount of weight can be placed in the bulb. The bulb design is the result of
extensive testing of length-to-diameter variations. The detailed shape of the bulb, including a
chine, achieves the best combination of low drag, deep center of gravity (for maximum stability)
and effective span (for upwind efficiency).
ROMA's deck geometry is a clear beneficiary of the cabin and cockpit shapes we have
developed in our successful TP52 class boats. The large open cockpit allows for superior crew
positioning and usability. The deck layout has been developed to provide well thought out and
carefully placed tools for grand prix racing. The athwartships jib sheeting system has an
additional cabin top mounted in-hauler to provide adequate narrow sheeting angles within the
rule’s interior volume restrictions. Both primary grinder pedestal and non-pedestal layouts have
been developed in order to suit a particular crew's preference. Tiller and twin wheel steering
solutions have been developed and carefully arranged around the main trimmer's position in
order to create excellent helmsman positioning and efficient lines of communication.
The rig is a familiar swept-spreader, single permanent backstay layout. The headsail dimensions
are large and the requirement for straight spreaders forces the sweep angle to 24 degrees. For
this design the lower diagonal chainplate is set well aft of the upper chainplate to allow headsails
to be sheeted very close for maximum upwind performance. Since this design requires depowering
upwind starting in 13 knots of breeze the generous minimum allowable mast weight
provides a good starting point for effective mast/sail design. 
ROMA utilizes an advanced carbon pre-preg unidirectional construction over a variety of
foam core types, thicknesses and densities. With honeycomb cores disallowed under the rule and
a minimum 70kg/m3 density for the foam, the structures have been optimized to make more use
of internal framing in order to minimize the core thickness and overall weight. The structure has
achieved the requirement of maximum keel and bulb weight at the prescribed displacement while
enabling aggressive sailing in true offshore conditions. A light, stiff and durable structural
platform has been created that can meet the minimum weight targets through a very careful and
rigorous build program.