Baraka GP – Ker 43

This custom, one-off was built to an exceptional standard by New Zealand’s most skilled boat builders.

She has a sweet spot both inshore and offshore in both the stronger breeze and in typical Solent sea-breeze conditions.

More recent weight reduction work has also kept her competitive in the lighter airs, and conclusive victories in the FAST 40 class throughout 2016 prove that she is a serious IRC contender in any race she enters.


  • IRC Handicap – 1.277
  • Draft 3.15m
  • Carbon/ epoxy pre preg composite construction with foam core hull
  • High modulus Hall Spars 2 spreader carbon rig and boom
  • Rod rigging
  • Composite Backstay
  • 8 Harken winches and a MRX dual gearing pedestal
  • Basic Spinnaker retrieval system
  • Open plan interior with 2 burner gas ring 2 carbon sinks manual toilet chart table and 4 pipe cots
  • B&G 3000 instruments with 4 mast displays and 4 cockpit displays
  • Forestay load cell Expedition
  • Hydraulic mast jack


  • Line Honours & 1st Overall Round Ireland Race 2018
  • 3rd Rolex Middle Sea Race 2015

Sail Wardrobe

  • Extensive Quantum Sail wardrobe
  • Offshore
  • Inshore and Delivery Main
  • J1.5 J2.3 North Light/Medium J3 J5
  • North A1.5 A2 A3 A4 A7 plus spares
  • Genneker Staysail Fractional Zero Code Zero Spinnaker Staysail
  • Jib Top Drifter
  • Storm Jib and Trysail


  • UK 2019