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Ker 40

IRC Racer

Over the last ten years, Jason Ker's designs have stormed onto the international sailing scene in no uncertain terms. In what has been termed the “perfect team” Ker’s creation are being expertly crafted by McConaghy Boats.

The Ker 40 is for top level racing in local and international regattas, designed and optimised for the IRC and ORC rating rules. The concept and design features are dedicated to providing the next step in mixed fleet racing. A lighter, faster boat that still rates very well under various handicapping systems. The Ker 40 is built to the highest standards, utilising the latest hi-tech material and building techniques, comparable with the ones used in America's Cup Yacht construction and fit out. It is a top end race boat that is exciting to sail and has the capacity to race across a wider range of racing categories.

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Ker 40 - What are the options?

The Ker 40 is a semi-custom design, but at production boat prices. The variety of options that are available from McConaghy Boats is comprehensive and means that each owner can tailor the package to suit their individual or crews needs in order to optimize performance.

Custom options that are available vary hugely, from completely differing steering systems down to a variety of interior grab handles. The list goes on...

The build team at McConaghy are hugely experienced on all matters composite and have innovative solutions for just about anything so for more details on these options, please contact our race boat broker. Sam Pearson on 02380 450 000 or


The Pedigree

Having designed IRC and ORC racing yachts for the past 15 years, the Ker team have learnt all the tricks of the trade when it comes to producing a race winner and their record speaks for itself.

Over the past 8 years, since working as Americas Cup designers, their technological advances have grown exponentially. With vast computing power, now being a designer's primary tool, Ker Yacht Design are continually striving to design unbeatable racing yachts.



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Ker 40 Specification

  • Manufacturer McConaghy Boats
  • Rig Manufacturer Southern Spars or Hall Spars
  • Model Ker 40
  • Designer Jason Ker
  • Base Price £230,000
  • LOA 12.20 metres
  • Maximum Beam 4.15 metres
  • Draft 2.6m
  • Displacement 4850kg
  • Standard Fuel Capacity 40 litres
  • Standard Water Capacity 70 litres

Meet the Race Boat team

  • Sam Pearson

    Sam Pearson

    McConaghy Brand Manager, Raceboat Specialist.


    Since the release of the McConaghy Ker 40 , Sam’s attentions have been focused on managing and sailing the class in both European and UK based campaigns.

    Knowing the pedigree of the Ker and McConaghy, Sam said that when the opportunity came up with Ancasta to represent this brand and their extremely impressive race boat catalogue, he immediately recognised the potential to take the Ker class and other grand prix boats to the next level of sales and service.


    • Hamble, UK
    • Email
    • +44 (0)2380 450 000
  • Nick Griffith

    Nick Griffith

    Race boat specialist & Ancasta Group MD

    The Ancasta Group MD, Nick Griffith, obviously comes to the party with a wealth of experience under his belt regarding all of our brands, but his personal passion is and always has been racing, which he has been doing since a young man in Australia.  Arrving on our shores ..

    • Hamble, UK
    • Email
    • 02380 450 000