The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

IMOCA Open 60

£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  155162
  • Length  ·  18.28m
  • Year  ·  2007
  • Construction  ·  Carbon Fibre
  • Underwater profile  ·  Canting Fin & Bulb
  • Sleeping berths  ·  3
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 40hp, Lombardini (2011)
  • Lying  ·  South Coast UK
Boatshed Performance
Boatshed Performance
Samantha Cassell

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Owen Clarke Design/Clay Oliver
Builder Hakes Marine
Lying South Coast UK
Fuel capacity 220.0 ltr (48.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 25.0 ltr (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) 3.0 ltr (0.7 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

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 18.28m
LWL 18.28m
Beam 5.65m
Draft Min 4.50m
Draft Max 4.50m
Airdraft 29.00m
Displacement 8,032kg (17,710.6lbs)
Headroom 2.00m
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

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 battery, 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

1 burner propane Stove


Manual water system

1 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Instrument Covers

1 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Aluminium Fortress)
5.00m of chain
30.00m of rode
Harken winches and pedestal
Harken/Karver hardware
Spinlock/Lewmar clutches and jammers
Many custom titanium and carbon components
Titanium machine fastenings

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights

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

Safety Equipment

Life buoys

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.
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