A revolutionary Mannerberg designed and Scandi yacht built cruising boat launched in Finland

Mannerberg 40 (design 28) sailboat is a fast sailing boat with waterballast and extremely spacious deck saloon.

The Concept The design brief of the Mannerberg 40 was following: To design a yacht that will provide extremely comfortable space for two and some occasional guests. The boat should be able to be easily sailed from the deck saloon with the exception of sheeting. The boat should have a performance near of an IMS 40 racing boat Some local IMS racing should be possible with the boat which would not be disadvantaged under the rule.

The task of designing this yacht was given to Jussi Mannerberg a Finnish Naval Architect who has rapidly become known as a designer of well sailing and advanced sailing yachts in Scandinavia. Ab Scandi Yacht Oy was chosen as the builder of this yacht due to their excellent quality one-off built boats

The solution

The result is following: A 40 footer with water ballast tanks and a self tacking jib on a masthead rig. The deck saloon is under a superstructure which features 16 windows and four hatches. An extremely good visibility up and around has been achieved with this solution. The masthead rig is fitted with full width spreaders and smaller inner spreaders to enable genoa sheeting inside of the main shrouds. The hull is an almost plumb bow and a plumb transom undistorted ”IMS” shape which gives the boat a potential for very high speeds and an enormous cockpit area in addition to the deck saloon.

Mannerberg 40 is a Finnish product, the designer and the builder come from Finland . She is 40` long (12.2 meters) and 13` beam (4.0m) with a displacement of 13000 lbs (6000 kg). Mannerberg 40 is built with the world known Finnish boatbuilding quality. The interior is built with cored cherry wood for saving weight in the main deck saloon area and white panels enhanced by wood trims in the bow and stern. The structure of the new 40 footer is an advanced composite construction with E-glass and balsa cored hull with carbon fibre re-inforced keel structure. The structure has been designed to meet the American bureau of shipping standards and the European Union standards.

The designer

The designer of Mannerberg 40 is 31 year old Naval Architect Jussi Mannerberg from Finland. Jussi has an design office located in Helsinki and has in the last seven years become the hot name in the Scandinavian yachting industry. He was educated in the well known Southampton Yacht design course where many of the today’s successful designers have got there education. The most notable achievement in his career has been the masterminding of the re-building of the Swedish maxi yacht "NICORETTE" formerly known as ”Charles Jourdan” a Dumas design from 1989. After almost complete re-building and optimisation the yacht achieved a record win in the famous Fastnet race by winning the maxi class with a 24 hour margin before the next yacht . The talent of Jussi is especially in the area of basic sailing yacht design where his yachts represent the top of modern yacht sailing performance and ease of handling and manoeuvring of the yachts. The world has already seen his fascinating new product the “Rondo” a 33’ feet family cruiser with unseen performance and handling characteristics supported by novel interior and deck solution. The latest Mannerberg boat seen in the racing arena is a Mannerberg 38 IMS Racer which is sponsored by Mitsubishi motors and sailed in Sweden. There the boat is regularly beating all the newest IMS racing boats in the area.


The builder

The builder of Mannerberg 40 is Ab Scandi Yacht Oy which is located in Nykarleby in Finland in the North west coast of Finland where many of Finland’s well known prestigious yards reside. Scandi Yacht is well known for custom built medium to large size sailing yachts. The yard is also specializing in building composite moulding tooling for many production yards in Finland. The Mannerberg 40 visualises the high skill of the workers at Scandi Yacht, typical of the area which gives work to many boatbuilders in the country. Scandi Yacht takes a great care in producing high quality hand made custom yachts with the traditional Finnish hand craft skill. Nils Luoma, the president of Scandi Yacht sees Mannerberg 40 as a great opportunity to conquer the International yacht markets. The company was founded in 1980 by building one-off racing boats with new technology then epoxy and honeycomb structures. Now this knowledge and skill is used in the cruising yacht building for demanding customers that want only the best.

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For more information contact: Jussi Mannerberg, Mannerberg Yacht Design MANNERBERG YACHT DESIGN Tupavuori 3E, 00570 Helsinki, FINLAND

tel.+358-(0)9-22890444 fax -22890445 mobile +358-(0)400-706535 www.mannerberg.com internet email: jussi@mannerberg.com