Beautiful classic Frans Maas design, 2nd owner, 6 sails, autopilot, plotter, VHF, the rigging is renewed in 2018, 6 person life raftGeneralRudder: rudder with skegSteering system: Steering-pedestal with a stainless steel steering wheel (covered with leather - is old)Windows: Goiot deck hatchesOther: White painted polyester hull with a dark blue striping
Teak on both cockpit benches, anti-slip on the cockpit bench behind the steering wheel and teak on the cockpit floor
Fixed aluminium dock house over the cabin entrance with plexiglass windows
Teak entrance hatch
2x Plastic air vent on deck
2x Prism in the deck (which provides a lot of light in the interior during the day)
In the spring of 2006, the underwater hull was treated and applied with a new system
The ship has been ashore every winter. Before a new layer of antifouling was applied in the spring, the old layer was well sanded, so that the underwater hull remained smooth. In the spring of 2019 a new layer of antifouling (International Micron) was applied to the underwater hull for the last time and the anode was replaced.
The Standfast 40 is the most successful sailing yacht by designer Frans Maas. This competition yacht, which is more than 12 metres long and four metres wide. The first design dates from 1971 and in the period up to 1984 116 Standfast 40's were built in different versions. Larger and smaller Standfasts have also been built, such as the Standfast 27, the Standfast 30 and the Standfast 33, but less of them have been built on the slope than the Standfast 40.
In 1975 this Standfast 40 (then still "Goodwin" and owned by Jan van Drongelen) won the famous Fastnetrace. The "Standfast 2" of Piet Vroon and Charlie Gordon, with Frans Maas as crew member on board, became third. The "Standfast 2" even finished third, but by a slightly worse measurement she became second and "Goodwin" first. Shortly afterwards the current (2nd) owner bought the ship in 1975. The owner mainly sailed the ship with his family and only sailed a few club regattas. The ship has been ashore every winter since then.
The Standfast 40, designed in the 1970s to meet the requirements of the IOR, is still a fast ship, but of course no longer suitable for the international competition field. The ship, which was built by Frans Maas Jachtbouw in Breskens, is still popular in the southern Netherlands and Belgium. Because of its depth (2.05 to 2.30 metres), one sees the Standfast 40 less on the shallow IJsselmeer and the Wadden Sea. On many ships the boom has been lengthened in order to be able to sail a larger mainsail. The small narrow mainsail of the original design was only intended to obtain the most favourable IOR measurement possible.
Because of its sturdy design and good ballast ratio, the Standfast was and is often used for long journeys.
The Dutchman Cees de Reus (1940) sailed around the world with his wife Karola, in seven years with his Standfast 40. He wrote the book Rond de wereld met een glimlach [Around the world with a smile] (Hilversum 2008 and Amsterdam 2009).
AccommodationMaterial, colours: teak paneling with orange leather upholstery in the saloonCabins: forward cabin, saloon and open stern with 2 single bedsCooker & fuel: TechimpexOther: Pendulum sails at the saloon benches
Crockery is present
The port side water tank has recently been cleaned and equipped with a new seal
Engine, electrics, waterPower: 22.37 kWPropulsion: 2 bladedWater system: electric water pumpWater tank & material: (2x approx. 100 litre tank)Other: Delphi 296 fuel filter with a water separator with sight glass
The engine has been serviced every spring
2014 : Diode separation block replaced
Rig and sailsSailplan type: Mast Head rigged Spars, stays: Keel stepped Proctor mast, boom and fixed boomvang, stainless steel rigging (renewed in 2018), double set of spreaders and a hydraulic backstay tensionerWinches: Stainless steel Andersen winch : 1x 18ST. Stainless steel Barient winches : 3x 22, 1x 3 (steel wire winch). Aluminium Barient winches : 1x 20, 2x 22, 2x 26, 2x 32Sails material: and VektronGenoa: Van Vliet Sails : furling Genoa with a grey UV protection stripJib: 2007 : Van Vliet Sails : High Aspect furling jib (7.7 oz Hood Vektron)Furling foresail: Reckmann RS2000 furling jib system (drum can be disassembled)Other: 2x Aluminum Proctor spinnaker pole
2x Stainless steel Rondal Genoa-sheet turning block
2x Stainless steel Lewmar Genoa car
Removable second forestay (with a wheel tensioner)
Aluminium Hasselfors tubes over the stays and tensioners
Blue mainsail cover
The mainsail is easy to operate and trim from behind the steering wheel as it is mounted directly in front, across the full width of the cockpit and on top of both cockpit benches
Navigation and electronicsCharts, guides: various navigation charts,, Geo-Triangle etc.Other: B&G Distance & Angle Off Course Mark II Hadrian
EquipmentFenders, lines: 3x fender and 6x mooring ropeSwimming ladder: folding stainless steel bathing ladderSea rails, pushpit, pullpit: double-wireOther: Set of (signal) flags
Various materials for maintenance (e.g. closures)
SafetyGas bottle locker with drain: Advice : Replace the gas hoses and the gas valve at the cookerOther: Emergency tiller
Orange horseshoe lifebuoy with lifeline