This is the third in a line of bespoke ocean cruisers from the British company, following the 55 and 67. The Ron Holland design addresses the “if only” comments made by satisfied 55 owners, and the new hull has more volume and greater speed potential while retaining the good manners that won rave reviews for its predecessors. Hull and deck are foam-cored composite construction. The rig is geared for ease of handling; powered winches and electric in-mast reefing are standard, and a self-tacking blade jib is set inside a 140 percent genoa for light-air and offwind power—the best of both worlds. Below, the standard layout shows two large staterooms, each with an ensuite head/shower, but the yard will custom-fit the boat to owners’ preferences. Build quality from this yard is exemplary.
The Volvo Returns to the Southern Ocean
Since the Volvo Ocean Race’s inception, the Southern Ocean has made it what it is. And no part of the race says “Southern Ocean” like Leg 7 from Auckland, New Zealand, to Itajaí, Brazil. The 7,600-mile leg, which starts this Sunday, is not only the longest of the event, but far ...read more