Viper 640 Sailboats

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A new sailing class is being built in Santa Barbara, the Viper 640. The Viper 640 Sailboat is described by owners as fun, fast, and affordable. No wonder fleets have popped up in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Arizona, California, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Florida, Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Chicago, New Jersey, Long Island Sound, the Chesapeake, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont and the Pacific North West.

Viper 640 Sailboat Information

Built by Rondar, the Viper 640 Sailboat is a one design performance race boat. It combines the rigidity of an open keelboat with the acceleration of a dinghy. Owners say it is the most fun boat they’ve sailed and love its exhilarating helm feel, pleasant open cockpit, strict one-design class rules and ease of launching/towing.

Viper 640 Sailboat Specifications

  • Hull Type: Lifting Keep
  • Length: 21.08 ft
  • Beam: 8.17 ft
  • Draft: 4.50 ft
  • Displacement: 750 lbs.
  • Sail Area Main & Jib: 252 sq.ft.
  • Sail Area Spinnaker: 425 sq. ft
  • Crew Size: 2,3 or 4

Viper 640 Sailboat Reviews

“When you first take off downwind in the Viper, you realize that the boats are fast, real fast…… and then the perma-grin sets in as the funmeter gets pegged.”  Scott N.


“Make no mistake about it, there’s a new kid on the block. Fast, close racing, big fleets, a great supportive builder and a class association that rivals any other. Go Viper!” John Porter, previous Melges 24 Class Association President, twice Finn North American Champion.


“My wife drives, my son crews and I do tactics.” JB Braun, FD Olympian, Mumm 30 North American Champion & BMW/Oracle Americas Cup principle sail designer

If you would like more information about the Viper 640 sailboat, contact the gang at Chandlery Yacht Sales, we’ve helped create fleets and sailing enthusiasts for decades and we are locally owned. We are also long time J-Boat dealers and helped create Santa Barbara’s J/Boat fleet. We truly love sailing and do all we can to promote it in our home port.


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