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Open 60 - See Videos

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  • Boat REF#  ·  166622
  • Length  ·  18.28m
  • Year  ·  1998
  • Construction  ·  Carbon Fibre
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 27hp, Yanmar 3gm30 (2003)
  • Lying  ·  South Africa
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 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Groupe Finot
Builder JMV Industries France
Lying South Africa
Fuel capacity 1,464.0 ltr (322.1 USG) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 27hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3gm30 (2003)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Saildrive
Prop(s) Twin folding GORI
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Generator output 3.2KVA
Engine spares

Fischer Panda 3.2KVA AGT 4000, new 2008, 440 hours.
Inverter ­24 -240 V 400W
Dropper -24 to 12v
Fuel Filters - Separ and engine original

Vendee Globe grab bag, Emergency Water, GAS stove, Sail repair kit, 3 Diesel tanks (200, 200 and 88 l) 10 sausage fenders, Mugs, Knives, forks and spoons, Teaspoons, Bowls, Can opener.
2 of Water makers -PUR Survivors, one new and unused 2008
Mikuni cabin heater serviced 2011 Dehumidifier (2013)
2 of Steering compasses, Handheld compass
2 buckets and lanyards, Sail ties, Boathook, Barometer, 15 waterproof containers for spares (14 of 25l, 1 of 10l) Jabsco heads, Jabsco electric fuel transfer pump, Tool kit, Spare NKE Hydraulic Drive Spares
Engine -assorted filters, belts, impellors
Watermaker -seals and filters
Generator spares 2 spare alternators plus 1 spare regulator
Ballast pump -2 spare impellors, spare clutch, spare belts, 5l Engine oil 1l Gearbox oil
Many spare blocks Spare balls and rollers for main cars and blocks Andersen winch spares Harken winch spares Battens
B&G spares – performance unit, processors, rudder reference units etc
Two custom made cradle splashes. A mast jack and range of spares (for blocks, winches, engine, alternators, mast hardware, cordage, battens, valves, pipework etc.) are included.


Length 18.28m
LWL 18.28m
Beam 5.81m
Draft Max 4.50m
Displacement 8,900kg (19,624.5lbs)
Headroom 1.85m


Sloop rigged Alucarbon Carbon Fibre spars (2004) with PBO standing rigging (2008)


Reefing mainsail North - Slab (2008) Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks,
Headsail North - Furling (2008)
Other sails Staysail (2008)
A1 (2013)
A2 (unknown year)
A3 (unknown year)
A5 (unknown year)
Gennaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Carbon boom (2004)
Standing Rigging : Lancelan PBO (2008); V1s & D1's upgraded to PBO with new bottle screws February 2011
Running Rigging - New 2008 - Main Halyard, Spin Halyard, Staysail Halyard, Staysail Sheets, Solent sheet,s Mainsheet Traveller lines, Spin sheets, Tack line, 3 reef pennants, Outhaul Solent furling line – new 2011 Code sail furling line – new 2013
Spare lines - Main halyard, Spinnaker halyard, Genoa sheets, Solent sheets, Spin sheets, Staysail sheets, Reef pennants, Tack line Assorted odd lines and lashing material, Cunningham and blocks

Main ­ North 2008 Spectra
Solent ­
1.) UK Halsey Carbon double taffeta. New June 2007 2.) North 2008 Spectra
1.) North 2008 Spectra 2.) North 2004 Spectra
1.) A1 – North 0.75oz with 0.9oz : 340m2 :New 2013
2.) A2 – Incidence 0.75oz : 376m2 : Good condition
3.) A3 – North 0.9oz : 312m2 : Very good condition
4.) A5 – North 1.5oz : 295m2 : Good condition
5.) Training – A1 – Incidence 0.75oz/2ply luff: 393m2 6.) Training – A2 – North 1.5oz : 289m2
Code 0 ­ Parker and Kay; old but excellent condition
Gennakers ­ North panelled Kevlar Code 6, good condition
Incidence Kevlar Code 6, good condition North Code 3, Cuben Fibre, new 2008 Snuffers -ATN (4 of) Miscellaneous -Staysail deck bag, dock/deck bag, sail covers, bags for all sails

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, generator


Construction Carbon Fibre
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Fuel tanks; 1 x 88 litres, 2 x 200 litres.

The main points of her history are as follows;
1998; Gartmore - Josh Hall - Around Alone
2000; Gartmore EBP - Josh Hall - Vendee Globe (9th)
2002; Pindar - Emma Richards - Around Alone (4th)
2003; Objectif 3 - TJV and Transat, solo circumnavigation winter 2004/5 outside the Vendee Globe
2008; Toe in the Water - Steve White - Vendee Globe (8th)


Total # of berths 5
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 1

Deck Gear

Sail cover

2 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
3 anchors
(CQR, Bruce, fisherman’s (IMOCA / MCA compliant))
10.00m of chain
Winches ­ 5 Harken 65 2 speed
1 Andersen traveller winch
Pedestal ­ Harken
Furlers ­ 4 Facnor (Solent, Genoa, 2 Code sails)
Mainsail - Antal Hardware
Alucarbon Batten Cars
Blocks - Fredriksen / Harken
Jammers/clutches - Spinlock
Snap shackles ­ 8 Tylaskas

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Mini C

Electronics and Comms
Instruments - ­ 2 B+G Hercules 2000 instrument systems, each with separate masthead units, twin depth sounders and twin paddle wheels (on gravity switches) plus 4 spare paddle wheels.
Autopilot ­ 3 B+G Hydra autopilot systems (2 of B+G Gyros) Pilot Drive Units ­ 2 NKE hydraulic drives
VHF ­ Cobra DSC
Radar - Raymarine C70 new 2008 (+ plotter)
Sat C - Thrane + Thrane Mini C
PC Screens ­ 2 of LG 24v flat screen monitors
Iridium ­ Fixed Sailor
1 Hand held GMPCS
GPS - Furuno
HH VHF ­ 2 of Entel Submersibles (2008)
Computers ­ Laptop running Expedition etc (2013)
Other ­ Active Echo transponder
Emergency VHF antenna

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Safety equipment
1 X 406 EPIRB ACR Electronics, 2 radar reflectors fixed 14 TPA’s, 2 Radar Reflectors loose, 4 webbing jackstays, MECAL Training Manual, MCA approved first aid kit, Softwood bungs for every skin fitting, 3 emergency knives, Chemical glow sticks Sail and Ballast crossover charts SART 4 X Radar reflectors
Medical Kit ­ MSOS full 2008 Vendee Globe medical kit MCA Cat 2 coding Medical kit Medical kit in use Assorted splints etc
Shapes ­ 2 Black Balls 1 Motoring cone 1 Radar Reflector
Lights ­ 2 All Round Red lights (Not under Command) 1 Anchor light; all round white 24v Searchlight
2 Emergency Torches
Sounds - ­ Ships Bell (Over 12 M) 2 Fog Horns
Fire - ­ 6 Fire extinguishers, min rating 13A113B 1 Fire Blanket

Notices/Publications -SOLAS 1 or 2 Life saving signals tables VHF procedures card Nautical Almanac Medecine a la Distance
Liferafts etc. -hydrostatic releases, for transom canister raft 6 man Zodiac SOLAS A (New 2009) in canister. Serviced 2013.
Horseshoe buoys ­ 2 Lifebuoys 2 Lifebuoy lights 1 Lifebuoy buoyant line 1 Inflatable Danbouy 2 Drogues
Lifejackets ­ 14 with harness lines, lights and whistles, plus spares
Flares ­ Coastal Pack only
Pumps - Henderson Mk 5 bilge pump in cockpit, Whale Gusher 20 mobile bilge / fire pump 24v Rule 2000 mobile pump, Ballast pump converts to bilge pump also * All pumps can be linked through all bulkheads and to the outside of the boat with lengths of pipe with connectors on.
Guy Cotten Survival Suit
10 sets Gill oilskins for guests plus assorted others

Broker's Comments

A group of sailing enthusiasts in South Africa bought this boat with the specific intention of preparing and competing with her in the 2014 Cape to Rio Race where she achieved 3rd place. While she is now in exceptional condition for her age and mileage and after some extensive refurbishment and beautifully prepared for the race they are now looking to put her on the market. She is currently based in Cape Town. The boat has never had any optimisation work, and is in the same configuration as when she was launched, so there is scope to do this and further improve her performance.However, optimised or not she is a really fun, rewarding and simple boat to sail, who has really looked after her owners and various charterers, and remains a fantastic choice either for a first solo circumnavigation, as a charter boat, or as simply a good fun boat for cruising if you want something different! Well maintained with loads of spares and absolutely ready to go.

Passed RORC category 1 offshore inspection Dec 2013
IRC measurement certificate is current (renewed Dec 2013).

Great value boat, call now for a more detailed inventory

14% VAT is due if boat kept in SA for longer than 3 months.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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