As the Fast 40+ moves closer to reality their seems to be interest from the slightly bigger and faster 40's as well. I know that Interlodge is thinking of coming across, and with a Ker 46 or 2 and maybe a carkeek 44 you could have quite a good Fast 45ish fleet as well.
Oddly enough, there is some pent up demand for this class and it is exactly what i have been looking for since I bought OV in late 2013..
As noted earlier i was at the owners meeting and there were 11 other owners in the room who are writing checks to fund the class association. The list of boats is:
1 x Ker 40 at 1.191
1 x Ker 40 (Mod) at 1.210
3 x Ker40+ at 1.268
1 x Ker 43 at 1.270 (class upper limit)
2 x Carkeek 40 at 1.267
1 x GP42 at 1.267
1 x GP42 at 1.260
1 x GP42 at 1.257
1 x GP42 at 1.241
1 x HH42 at 1.227
I believe 2 of the Ker 40+ are under construction as well as 1 Carkeek 40. The other 10 are already in the area.
If we can get 10 boats on the line by the end of the season and have some close racing then it would be a success for the first real year of the class. As an aside, If you want grad prix quality racing and don't want to invest in a TP52 then this could be the right answer.