Junda KII, how the new one-design (5.8m) two-person boat sails


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Junda KII underway for first tests

Fine-tuning tests of Junda KII have begun. First impressions are immediately positive: sensitive at the helm, responsive and always easy to lead in all conditions“.

That’s what it says on the Facebook page of Junda KII, the one-design only 5.8-meter for two people. From an idea of sailor and entrepreneur Ludovico Fassitelli, with water lines and design by Umberto Felci, project manager Roberto Spata, comes the small Junda KII .

Junda KII – Like a Tp 52 in Miniature

The great peculiarity of this project, as anticipated, is that it is designed for a crew of two. The sizing of the maneuvers and their organization, the sail plan, everything was designed for double-handling, just as requested by Fassitelli, an expert in one-design racing.

Aesthetically, the boat looks almost like a miniature Tp52: taut bow but with not excessively fine volumes to ensure large stern glides while limiting heave. The stern is wide but not exaggerated, without the use of edges. The keel is T-shaped and the rudder blade single, while in the bow is a large bowsprit for the gennaker, which is rigged with a retriever to allow easy lowering of the sail, operated by one person.

Junda has a totally green propulsion

The boat is obviously trailerable, and its other special feature is that of the system for installing the Torqeedo electric motor. Given the size, an outboard was unavoidable, but a system was devised that allows the engine to be lowered into the water by a simple gear and stored in a special compartment at the stern as soon as it is no longer needed.

The Torqeedo handling system. In this image, the engine is in mid-movement between its rest position, in the compartment seen at the bottom of the cockpit, and its working position in the water.

All of the Junda’s propulsion is eco, not just the engine; in fact, the sails were made by North Sails, which for this project tested its new Renew laminates, made of 90 percentrecyclable material from plastic bottles. The only non-recyclable component of this sail is the 10 percent resins and adhesives used to make the laminate, but North is working to find an update.

How to test the Junda KII

You can book a water test of the Junda KII by writing to info@junda.mc to schedule your test.

Junda KII – Data Sheet

LOA: 5.8 m
Bmax: 2.3 m
Draft: 1.6 m
Dspl MT: 600 kg
Mainsail area: 12.3 m2
Jib area: 7 m2
Gennaker area: 37 m2
Construction: E Glass sandwich PrePreg / Carbon PrePreg
Builder: Junda KII
Project: Felci Yachts





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