Volvo 65

Euro €400,000
65' 7" - 20.00m
Vessel Location
Launch Year
Hull Material
Carbon Fibre

2015 Persico Volvo Ocean 65
Volvo Ocean 65 Ex. TURN THE TIDE, and ready to ship for the next owner - for The Ocean Race, and other events. Shrink wrapped and ready to go.

The Volvo Ocean 65 is an iconic ocean greyhound. Conceived especially for the Volvo Ocean Race, with a brief following a downturn of entries from the spiraling costs of the Volvo 70 - a study was undertaken to provide a one-design class to keep costs down and provide a close and entertaining race for the public to follow.

Farr Yachts' design produced a yacht that was capable of being just 2.7% slower than the Volvo 70 class, but significantly more robust, and designed with more protection for the crew. In fact, the Volvo 65 holds the Volvo Ocean Race 24 hour distance record, a testament to the strong build and excellent design of the yacht.

Volvo Ocean 65 NO6 has competed in the race a few times, originally as VESTAS and TURN THE TIDE ON PLASTIC. Now available from the new owners for the next race and beyond, she comes as a complete package with support containers.

Canting keel to +/- 40 degrees with 5 degrees of incline axis.
Twin forward daggerboards, inboard triangulation.
Twin fixed rudders - composite stocks.
Twin 800 litre ballast tanks under cockpit sides at transom.
Single centerline 1,100 litre ballast tank forward of mast.
Keel and bulb manufactured by Iron Brothers.
Canting mechanism and bearings from Cariboni.
3 x Rudders 1 spare.
2 x Dagger boards.

(In co operation with Berthon)


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Euro €400,000   
Vessel Name
Ex New Zealand Ocean Racing
Boat Reference
Launch Year
65' 7" - 20.00m
Keel / Ballast
Canting with bulb
Vessel Location
North Island
Farr Yacht Design
Persico Marine
Hull Material
Carbon Fibre
Decks Material
Carbon composite
Volvo Penta D2-75 with S-drive
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
SPECTRA watermaker - Cape Horn Xtreme model. Can be run on one pump for efficiency or two for speed
Safety Gear
Equipped to cover every possible emergency with the satellite communications, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons or EPIRBs, Personal Location Beacons or PLBs, Search and Rescue Transponders (SARTs), and hand held VHF radios along with aviation frequency emergency radios.
There is also a long list of other safety equipment that includes life rafts, Jon Buoys for man overboard recovery, extensive medical equipment, flares, a man overboard alerting and positioning system and of course, lifejackets and harnesses.
Bilge Pumps
O Plastimo on deck bilge pump. O Fitted bilge pump in hull. O Emergency bilge pump.
As a part of the weight-saving design concept the Volvo 65 employ 24-volt DC electrical systems.
This allows weight saving my minimizing wiring size compared to a more common 12-volt DC system.
Mastervolt lithium-ion batteries saves as much as 70% in weight over more traditional battery technology.
These are recharged via two heavy-duty Mastervolt alternators with 150-amp output.
The alternators are driven by the main engine, as comparatively low-current-draw equipment, high alternator output, and a very high recharge acceptance rate for the lithium-ion batteries, engine run time is minimized.
It takes around one hour a day to bring all systems up to full charge, minimizing diesel fuel usage, meaning less fuel - therefore less weight needs to be carried onboard.
2 x Mastervolt Lithium batteries saving around 70% of the weight of traditional batteries with the additional benefit of being very robust.
Battery charger.
2 x 150 Amp Mastervolt alternators on main engine.
Sail Inventory
O Mainsail (black).
o J1.
o J2 on cable.
o J3 on cable.
o J0 on cable.
o MH0 on Cable Code 0 logo.
o FRO on cable.
o A2.
o Mainsail (TTTOP)
o J1.
o J2.
o J3.
o J0.
o MH0.
o FRO.
o 2 x A3.
o Storm sail.
Mast / Rigging
O The deck-stepped mast has a tube length of 28.4m (98') and is built from High Modulus Carbon Fibre.
o It was designed in-house by Southern Spars using the DesMan and RigCalc software packages, integrated with the North Sails design software.
o The Volvo Ocean 65 sports a 7.68m racing box boom again built from high modulus carbon and weighing 68kgs.
o Its deep section provides maximum stiffness to weight efficiency and provides extra downwind sail area.
o With internal locks at the outboard end of the boom, reefing is made efficient for the crew to manage in strong winds.
o The rigging consists of nine separate stays and is constructed from intermediate modulus carbon fibre, with main stays that have a 26-ton minimum break load.
o The ECsix carbon rigging is four times lighter than comparative nitronic steel rigging.
o It has a multistrand construction based on a bundle of small rods for safety, durability, longevity and flexibility in the toughest conditions.
o Twin topmast backstays and checkstays with deflectors.
o 2 x Sets serviced at EUR50,000. O Forestay. O Stbd check. O PT check. O Stbd runner. O PT runner. O Pt D1. O Stbd D1.
O Pt D2. O Stbd D2. O Pt D3. O Stbd D3.
o Spreaders.
o Wand horizontal and vert.
o 2 x Reaching struts.
o Full set of furlers.
o Boom.
Deck Gear
O Primaries HARKEN B1111.3 ST.
o Mainsheet HARKEN B990.3 ST.
o Driven Pit HARKEN B990.3.
o Runners HARKEN B990.3 ST.
o Pit HARKEN B65.2 STR.
o Pedestals HARKEN MX 2 Spd Carbon.
o Deck hardware.
o Winch handles.

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