LOA: 20.0 m
Beam: 5.2 m
Displacement: 16700 kg
Draft: 3.0/4.8 m
Upwind Sail Area: 250 m2
Downwind Sail Area: 575 m2
Early in 2012 we started working in one of the coolest projects ever for us, a high tech and stylish 65’ racer/cruiser to be sailed shorthanded in most offshore races worldwide by a very enthusiastic owner. The original design brief was for a fast boat to be sailed by the owner and his friends and only included the occasional professional crew when racing in big events. The design concept progressively moved from a fast cruiser/racer to a full on racer/cruiser.
The design resulted in a very powerful hull, with plenty of form stability, twin rudders and a deep 4.8m draft lifting keel. The overall righting moment is around 15% higher than an STP65, without any crew hiking out! The boat has so many automated systems, that it can be regarded as a mini – Superyacht in many aspects. Paolo Periotto, our lead production designer, has been integral in making the build a success so far.
Also involved in the design of the sail and rig package were Mike Sanderson, Richard Bouzaid (Doyle NZ) and Brad Jackson. The boat was built at Knierim Yachtbau in Kiel, and was launched in June 2013.
2018/10 - 2nd IRC 1 / Middle Sea Race 2018
2016/10 - 2nd IRC 1 / Middle Sea Race 2016
2014/12 - 3rd Div 0 / Sydney Hobart Race 2014
2013/11 - CARO beats ARC Rally Record by more than 8 hours