Our Boat

The Ultimate 20 was the result of a team of sailors with impressive credentials. Jeff Canepa headed a team that included Jim Antrim of Antrim Associates-Naval Architects, sail maker and Olympic medalist Jay Glaser, and 505 builder and foil specialist Larry Tuttle.

Their idea was simple. Create a monohull with multihull performance. They wanted a dry and stable platform with safe interior space for kids or crew. They also wanted a lightweight trailerable to have responsive dinghy-like handling, all with the cockpit comfort of a 30 footer.

After years of prototype testing, the U20 team achieved the perfect blend of size and simplicity, creating the ideal boat for racing ONE DESIGN, PHRF or any weekend sail about. The U20’s design offers exceptional craftsmanship that is reliable, safe, economical, and fun to sail.


LOA 20 ft. 10 in.
LWL 18 ft.
Beam 8 ft. 6 in.
Draft (keel down) 5 ft.
Draft  (keel up) 9 in.
Displacement 1260 lbs.
Ballast 450 lbs.
Mainsail 205 ft.sq.
Jib 100 ft. sq.
Class Spinnaker 452 ft.sq.
PHRF (max. sugg.) 485 ft. sq.
Bow Sprit 6 ft.


Home | Our Boat | Organization | Tips & Twists | Racing | Cruising | Photo Gallery | People | Links
Send comments to U20webmaster@gmail.com