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VX One Design

Introducing the VX One Design: the sportboat that will change the way we sail

The VX One Design is a fresh and exciting sport one-design sailboat for the international two to three person racing enthusiast. The design concept is born of a careful review of performance one-design demographics within this category worldwide. The VX One Design offers sailors from Junior to Advanced a vehicle for perpetual enjoyment of performance sailing in an affordable, durable, and technically advanced package, and at a realistic price. Vela Sailing Supply considers the VX One Design as the most leading edge, versatile and affordable sailboat in the "less than 20 feet" range. This Brian Bennett's design is not only fast on all points of sail, off the wind above all, but is also superbly built. Every detail, section and part has a solid and practical reason. Simple is fast!
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The core principle is that the sailor gets to sail what is, within an affordable price, the most technology for the dollar available anywhere on the market today. Simply put, a "Big bang for the buck".

The VX One Design offers:

Team Design Approach: The VX One Design team includes lead design and concepts by Viper 640 designer, Brian Bennett, naval architecture and design engineering by Ross Weene and Rodger Martin, rig development and engineering by John Clinton and the Southern Spars team, and deck layout by Harken. The VX One Design is designed with Multisurf Yacht design software, 3D modeled with Rhino ceros, and VVP analysis by the Wolfston unit (UK) software. Hull tools will be cut with precision 5 axis CNC equipment for perfect geometry and replication.

Optimized Construction Techniques: The VX One Design will be built using a conservative level of technology. Major components will be resin-infused with Vinylester and e glass with PVC cores, and Armorflex gelcoat. This is the most environmentally considerate approach to building a production boat and will provide a tough, durable craft, with optimal performance and longevity. Due to the 3-D design process, all parts and systems can be duplicated with precision and stocked for quick turnaround if needed. This will be a boat that will give many years of racing service.

ISAF One Design Development: The VX One Design is being developed from the start using ISAF templates and guidelines to guarantee strict international design and build tolerances, and class management development.

Cost-down engineering: A difficult task requiring experience and an understanding of the dynamics involved in producing and marketing race boats, this is a process where we look carefully at the target market and competition to determine what we feel customers will pay for the finished product, and engineer the project from this figure backwards.

Logistics Efficiencies: Sailing is an expensive sport and suffers from varying degrees of inefficiency. The VX One Design is designed to consider the long-ranging impact of shipping and moving multiple boats and associated equipment efficiently. On initial delivery, the VX One Design can be delivered 3 units per 20' container, or 8 units per 40' HC container. The hull is light enough to comfortably stack 3 high on a road single trailer. The Southern Spars Carbon rig is shipped in 2 pieces for easy handling and stocking.

VX One Specifications and Features

Download the VX Sailplan (PDF)

VX One Ovington or MacKay race-boat package: $34,650

Included with this package:

• Complete boat "Race Ready" (see secifications).

• EZ loader Aluminum I beam trailer with fitted fiberglass bunks and Vault torsion axles
• Tie Down Bar and Ratchet Straps.

• Harken Top Cover.

• Rudder/ Rigging Bag.

• Lifting bridle (for crane launching).

• VX DP Racing Sail Package.

• 1 x Large battle flag.

• 2 x Baseball caps.

Standard pricing for VX One components:


• North Sails VX One racing sail package: Main, Jib and Gennaker: $4,100
• Ullman Sails VX One racing sail package: Main, Jib and Gennaker: $3,530.00
10% sail package discount with new boat purchase: - ($353)
• Intensity Sails VX One OEM racing sail package: Main, Jib and Gennaker: $2,195

Gennaker colors: Choose from; Red, White, Blue, Flo Green, Black, Flo Yellow, Lt. Blue, Grey
Add for three color gennaker: $75
Options & Accessories:

• Spectra lifting strops with SS hardware $215
• Bottom Cover $520
• Top Cover (mast up) $632
• Maxi Cockpit Travel Bag $295
• Rudder Cover $105
• Mast Stock Cover $195
• UV Jib Sock Cover $135
• Standing rigging bag with vinyl bottom $55
• Spreader bag with GNAV strut pocket (Padded) $65
• Boom bag (Padded) $75
• Aluminum tie down bar with 3 ratchet straps and mast support.
(Tie down kit included)
• Windex indicator $36
• Outboard Motor Bracket $215
• Carbon Fiber Instrument bracket (Southern Spars) $135
• Velocitek Pro‐start $599
• Tack‐Tic Micro Compass $445

VX One Design Dealer for Texas, Kansas,Oklahoma and Arizona.