About the Final Chapter

The Final Chapter was originally designed to carry greater crew weights than the other Twelves, meaning that Chapters are competitive with crews of around 21 stone. Boats are found in a variety of constructions including; foam sandwich, carbon-Kevlar and wood.

The Chapter hull design has remained similar since 1987 but wider deck designs providing a better righting moment are found on the more recent boats. The wider, self draining Chapters are extremely competitive and certainly makes an equal match to the Foolish.

More recently a "max width" version has been developed (shown right) which has maximum beam from where the crew hikes out upwind to the transom providing more righting moment upwind.

Also the Man-O'-War design is a derivation of the Final Chapter


Designer: Michael Jackson


  • Gerry Ledger
  • Nigel Waller
  • Dare Barry