Utterly fantastic custom aluminium performance sloop from JFA in France to designs by Finot Conq & Patrick Roséo. Continually and comprehensively updated and refitted during her last ownership of 20yrs.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
Custom built by JFA in France in 1993 to designs by Finot Conq & Patrick Roséo, RUNAWAY BUNNY (originally named KERMOR) was conceived as a ‘money no object’ stylish light displacement ocean cruiser to take her first owner around the world in comfort, safety and at speed. In terms of design, she was well ahead of her time, with a fine bow entry, broad stern, water ballast tanks and powerful yet easily-managed rig with swept-back spreaders. Below decks, she was also light-years ahead of her counterparts with a bright and airy interior featuring proper double berths for owner and guests.
Purchased by her current and third owner in 2004, RUNAWAY BUNNY has been used privately for cruising on both sides of the Atlantic. Maintained by a full-time captain and with a continual program of refit and upgrade, often back at the JFA shipyard, RUNAWAY BUNNY has never been left wanting for anything. She has benefitted from comprehensive upgrades in the last twenty years costing in excess of Euro 800,000.
Her specification highlights are many and include:- • Aluminium hull, deck and superstructure construction • 4-cabin, 4-heads interior layout with master cabin in the bow and twin double cabins aft • Carbon fibre mast • Movable water ballast • 3.00m shoal-draft keel draft • Teak laid side decks • Twin helm pedestals • Hydraulic retractable bowthruster • Yanmar 4-cylinder diesel engine with 3-bladed feathering propeller • Full battened mainsail • Hydraulic genoa and staysail furlers • Hydraulic winch package • Harken deck gear • B&G instrument displays • Raymarine chart plotter and Raymarine radar • SSB radio • Electro-hydraulic fold out bathing platform • RIB tender with 18hp outboard • Twin Kohler 9kW generators • Schenker reverse-osmosis watermaker • Air-conditioning throughout • Sea-water cooled twin refrigerators and freezer at galley • Retractable LCD TV in saloon with surround sound system • Teak interior joinery
2023 survey available.
I have owned ‘RUNAWAY BUNNY’ since 2004 and only used her as a private yacht for cruising predominantly throughout the East Coast of the US, Caribbean and Mediterranean.
During the 2022-2023 season ‘RUNAWAY BUNNY’ has traveled 12,000 NM and has sailed from the Newport Rhode Island, Bermuda, Dutch West Indies, Antigua, Iceland, Ireland, France, North of Spain, Portugal and Mallorca to date.
She has amazing sailing characteristics thanks to her 2,500lts of freshwater ballast. On a number of occasions, she has easily completed 340+ nm runs in 24 hours making for some of the most exciting sailing, she is ahead of her time! This proved to be a massive safety feature this season, being able to catch systems and having the ability to get out of the way of fast-moving lows. This is something that is becoming more important with the changes in global weather patterns, having the ability to point very high and also make great milage.
2023 • New Starlink satellite internet and phone antenna • New NMEA network cables • New fitting for NMEA fault and protection boxes behind navigation station • Rig inspection • New Bow thruster electric controller panel • New wiring run and proximity switches • New Hydraulic line on transom door • New Engine start battery • New High pressure main water supply line • New Gas detector and solenoid • New Racor diesel-water separators • New fuel lines • New 2x ICOM handheld VHF • New Steiner Commander binoculars • New HP printer • New 200 pieces set hard case toolbox • New Fleetband Sailor 150 Satellite Phone service • New Ronstan/Harken/ mainsail cars, tracks inspection • Liferaft service • Forestay ram rebuilt and new shaft machined • Manual Navtec hydraulic unit overhauled and rebuilt • Fuel tanks cleaned and refurbished • Engine major service included replacing injectors, removal of heat exchanger and oil cooler including all oils and coolant plus valve adjustments • Gen 1 major service • Gen 2 major service and injectors replaced • Emergency tiller serviced • Raw water manifold sea cocks for heat exchangers and water maker replaced
2022 • New Davis Mark 15 Sextant • New Spotlight • New VHF/AIS • New ICOM Commander VHF radio at helm station with DSC • New Raymarine HD 18inch radar dome Masthead TV antenna • New Shorepower connection with converter transformer • New Galvanic isolator • New Reverso oil changing system • New Hydraulic winch motors • Major service of all winches • Rigging systems inspected/serviced/replaced • New Raymarine electronics • New Victron combined charger/inverter • New Mastervolt invertors • New Victron charger controllers • New electrical system cables both 230v/110v/24v/12v • New electrical junction boxes installed • Refrigeration re-gassed and serviced • New raw water pumps for air conditioning including loop flushed • New Zen150 silent watermaker with auto flush and touch screen installed • New Bow thruster batteries • Bow thruster service • Hull surveyed • New anodes • New service batteries (10 x Lifelong AGM’s) • New battery charger system • New twin rudders with stainless steel stock supported by 2x roller bearings serviced including a complete set of new bearings as spare • New sump boxes • New bilge pumps • New black water holding tank plumbing and breather filters • Automatic fire control system serviced • Fire extinguishers serviced • Drained Anchor locker with a Lewmar hydraulic anchor windlass serviced in stripped and serviced • Water tanks cleaned and flushed • Lewmar hydraulic power pack serviced • Shaft inspected and stern gland done • Cabinetry repairs and replacement • Heads Major service/replacement of vacuum system • Dometic Vacuum heads fully serviced • Re-bedding of hatch lenses and removal of rudders and quadrants for inspection or replacement of wear parts • Cable & quadrant steering connection serviced
2021 • New inverter • New mooring cleats fore, midships and aft including backing plates
2017 • New black water tanks • B&G depth Transducer
2016 • Running rigging replaced • Replacement of teak laid deck, cockpit seating and cockpit sole
2014 • New stainless steel rod standing rigging • New Engine
2009 • Southern Spars carbon fiber Veelux Boom with 2 x boom lights, slab reefing (3 reefs) and locking cams for three reefs installed
A modern hull shape, directly influenced by our racing experience, but specially adapted to cruising a fine bow entry for comfort when passing through waves, a stern transom designed for stability under sail with special control and flair when going downwind’. This is how Pascal Conq – chief architect at the firm of Finot Conq resumes the design. Two months after being launched Kermor took to the open ocean to undertake a circumnavigation and continues her voyage to this day.
JFA Yachts was founded in March 1993 at Concarneau in Brittany, a region in France rich in maritime heritage. Kermor, a 75’ light displacement sailing yacht, was the first yacht produced by the shipyard. Kermor means ‘ house on the sea’ in Bretton. Her owner christened the yacht after a hotel on the ‘Sables Blancs‘beach in Concarneau where he took up residence during the construction of the yacht. “It was fascinating going through this building process with JFA, I felt I was at home. My Yacht is called Kermor and will indeed be my home on the water. Kermor is just as I imagined her, we built her together.” Kermor’s owner. These words still resonate at JFA Yachts because they resume perfectly the shipyards’ approach: we don’t build a yacht for a client, but with a client. This characterizes what we call today, a Boutique Shipyard; where the expertise, the savoir-faire, and family environment make the construction project into a unique experience. Today nearly 30 new build and 40 refit projects, yachts, both sailing and motor, monohull, and multihull, built from both aluminium and composite explore the planet. Not one has really left JFA Yachts’ sight.
1993 JFA 75 Alloy Custom Sloop ‘RUNAWAY BUNNY’ – Asking Euro 480,000 ex VAT – full details here
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