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Big Pimpin'

Hamble-based Sea Ventures’ day-to-day operations see the company continue to be the most active of the Jeanneau distributors, but several of their staff have a passion for a style of sailing that has not only delivered more sales but has brought business and pleasure even closer together.

Among the band of UK amateur solo sailors, Sea Ventures’ managing director Nigel Colley has been both competitor and one of the key players behind the growth of the Solo Ocean Racing Club (SORC). So, when Jeanneau started producing a number of models in the Sun Fast range that were designed specifically for shorthanded sailing, Colley knew exactly where their target market lay.

It was the Sun Fast 3200 that triggered the growth in this area for the French production builders with a design that was aimed at the doublehanded Transquadra race. Since then, the range has been developed, refined and extended with the current Sun Fast 3300 proving to be a very potent and popular machine with more than 70 built. Read on.

Title inspiration thanks to Lene Lovich.