Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Introducing the Ker 46 'Zannekin'

Introducing the new Ker 46 – Zannekin which has just hit the water in Hong Kong. 
Part of the Ker Yacht Design stable Zannekin is a light displacement, high performance racing yacht built by McConaghy boats in their China production facility. With an all carbon structure she has plan approval to ISO Category A standards by Germanischer Lloyd. Built to McConaghy’s uncompromising standards, using vacuum consolidated carbon/epoxy foam sandwich throughout, with uni-directional fibre reinforcement and lightweight sandwich composites for non-structural components, Zannekin has been designed and built to perform and more importantly to win races under IRC, ORCi handicap system. 

 With a high-modulus two spreader carbon mast and carbon boom constructed without compromise from the Halls Spars New Zealand team she combines an extremely high level of design performance history in a balanced, easily driven, high-performance racing yacht with a proven regatta pedigree. So look out for Zannekin on the regatta circuit in the near future – she will be the one to try and beat!

Friday, May 22, 2015

10m Ker 33 delivered with Hall mast and rigging

A brand new 10m Ker 33 has been delivered to her Perth owners in Freemantle WA, complete with a Hall Spars mast and rigging package from Hall NZ. Designed by Ker Yacht dDesign as a fast racing yacht, it was built by McConaghy Boats

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Visione wins the Bucket

Congratulations to Visione, who has won the 2015 St. Barth's Bucket.

Launched in 2002, the 44.84-metre Halls-rigged yacht from the drawing boards of Reichel Pugh Yacht Design comprehensively won three of the four bucket races to take out the Gazelle class of the regatta while also taking overall regatta honours to claim the coveted Bucket.

This prestigious award is presented to the class winner who sails well, demonstrates good sportsmanship, and consistently exhibits the true spirit of the Bucket, both on the water and ashore.

Having raced for the Bucket since 2004, the Baltic 147´s exceptional sailing performance puts most racing yachts to shame. With potential planing speeds in excess of 30 knots, Visione has long been the yacht to beat and, with the application of the new rating system captured within the OYCsy Rule, she was able to storm to the regatta lead. Visione features a Hall Spars four-spreader carbon mast and main boom with in-boom-furling system and running backstays. 

Photo StudioBorlenghi