Length: 3.88m (12ft 9ins)
Width: 1.60m (5ft 3ins)
Country: United Kingdom
Keel Type:
Rig Type:
Crew: 2
Trapeze: none
Sail Area: 8.92 sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
Symmetric spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
7.8 sq.m
Design Year: 1970s
Boats Built:
No handicap data found

Gordon Harris, MD of Pegasus Yachts, designed the Express to avoid a 25% luxury goods tax placed by the government. The new class was to be sponsored by Express Newspapers. Boats obviously were seen as a bit of a luxury, but the raw materials not so. So the Express was designed to be built at home; having hired the moulds, owners layed up the glassfibre themselves. The mast was a tube, the fittings came in sets, and the wooden bits as wood, not decks or transoms. Lots of schools built them as projects too. They reached about 8-900 in number, eventually being built by Anglo Marine.


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