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Ultimate 20 Deck Layout


Strong, lightweight Carbo fiddle, singles, and ratchet block make up this 4:1 system which easily handles the 19 m² (205 ft²) mainsail. The ratchet's 144 swivel base rotates to keep the mainsheet in easy reach. The free-rolling, high-load traveler car rides on 22 mm Small Boat track. Double sheave end controls provide a 3:1 purchase that leads to both sides of the cockpit for easy trimming by skipper or crew.



Jib System

The Small Boat furler quickly rolls the jib out of the way at dockside and unfurls easily at the leeward mark. The 2:1 jib sheets use 29 mm T2™ blocks lashed directly onto the clew of the sail. 75 mm Carbo ratchets shackled onto the jib lead offer an exceptional 15:1 holding power.


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Class History

The Ultimate 20 is a manageable 21-footer that is a great choice for sailors who want sportboat speeds without feeling overpowered and intimidated. Jeff Canepa headed up the U20 star-studded design team, developing a wide-beamed boat with an open cockpit that provides crew a stable platform upwind, but gets up and moves off wind without ever feeling out of control. Features include a partially full-battened mainsail, a roller furling jib and large asymmetric spinnaker set on a sprit. The keel is fully retractable for trailering. Below, a forward V-berth and 2 mid-quarter berths provide quarters for weekend adventures.

Ultimate 20 Class


Boat Specifications

LOA: 20 ft. 10 in.
LWL: 18 ft.
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: 6.0 ft.