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IMOCA Open 60

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Carbon Fibre

Underwater profile
Canting Fin & Bulb

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 40hp, Lombardini (2011)

South Coast UK


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Extra Details

Designer Owen Clarke Design/Clay Oliver
Builder Hakes Marine
Lying South Coast UK
Fuel capacity 48.4 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 5.5 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Deadrise Unknown


Engine 1 x diesel 40hp
Engine make and model Lombardini (2011)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Saildrive
Prop(s) Gori racing two blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.7 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Water-maker tick


2 x Watt and Sea Hydro-generators
@ 2 sqm custom solar panels
Lithium battery system

Twin Cariboni titanium canting keel rams

Watermakers 2 x PUR


Length 60'0"
LWL 60'0"
Beam 18'6"
Draft Min 14'9"
Draft Max 14'9"
Airdraft 95'2"
Displacement 17,710.6lbs
Headroom 6'7"
Storage In water



Sloop rigged Future Fibres Carbon Fibre spars (2011) with Other standing rigging (2012)


Reefing mainsail North 3DI - Slab (2012) Lazy Jacks, 4 Reefs
Headsail North 3DI - Furling (2012)
Other sails North 3DI Solent (2012)
North 3DI Staysail (2012)
North A2 Spi (2012)
North A3 Cuben (2012)
North 3DL Code 0 (2011)
North 3DL A7 (2011)
Spinnaker gear tick


Standing rigging - EC6, 2012
Backstays - EC6, 2012
Forestays - Future Fibres PBO, 2011
Running rigging - Blew Stoub/Lancellin, 2012
Locks - Karver
Furlers - Karver

More sails as part of spares paxkage

Electrical Systems


24 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels 2 x Watt and Sea hydro-generators


Construction Carbon Fibre
Underwater profile Canting Fin & Bulb
Finish Paint finish


Femaile moulded
Pre-preg carbon and Kevlar Honeycomb/Corecell core
Canting carbon keel and bulb


Total # of berths 3
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Stove tick
Sink tick
Manual water system tick


1 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Computer tick


Fleet BB250 (Thrane and Thrane)


Performance Electronics: BandG
Pilots: BandG

Sat C (Thrane and Thrane)
Iridium Openport
Iridium Beam

Livewire media system with four cameras and editing system

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick


1 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Aluminium Fortress)
16'5" of chain
98'5" of rode
Harken winches and pedestal
Harken/Karver hardware
Spinlock/Lewmar clutches and jammers
Many custom titanium and carbon components
Titanium machine fastenings

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick


4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 electric)


Ready to race safety kit as specified and inspected for Vendee Globe 2012 including two liferafts, all EPIRBS, medical kit, grab bag, survival suit etc.

Broker's Comments

Built at Hakes Marine in New Zealand and launched in 2007 as Ecover 3. Innovative appendage configurations, including the fitting of an interceptor system resulted in hull drag reduction of up to 16%. The construction of the yacht features the latest in titanium ram design, Kevlar honeycomb pre-preg carbon construction and the highest specification of hardware and equipment. Ecover 3 was 5th in the 2007 TJV. In 2008/2009 Vendee Globe, Mike Golding raced with the front pack and lead until they were dismasted south of Australia. The yacht’s first Trans-Atlantic podium finish was a 3rd place in the 2009 Transat Jacques. In 2010, work undertaken included fitting tiller steering, a new cockpit and coachroof. In the 2012/2013 Vendee Globe she was 6th.

The yacht can be purchased in two formats; IMOCA certified ready to race boat only, or as a complete racing package including container, spares and negotiable forms of on-going race support if requested

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This IMOCA Open 60 has been personally photographed and viewed by a Boatshed Representative of Boatshed Performance. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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