She started life as MORNING GLORY, a MAX Z86 class yacht, and built alongside two others. This class lead the way for high performance, yet giving close racing for owner-drivers, on yachts that are very capable of winning line honours in the most challenging races on the offshore and coastal circuits.
Despite the not inconsiderable build cost of Super Maxi 86, WAY OF LIFE, the intention for the class was to limit the ongoing development and to enjoy the yacht and for her owner be a valuable part of the team, not just writing cheques. The result was a trinity of the most incredible yachts designed in that era. All three Z86’s broke records in the Transpac race, and many others over the next few years. They continue to be at the top end of the racing circuits and feature regularly in line honours. Despite the cutting edge of technology, the yachts are still very competitive, simple to sail and are excellent platforms for race charter.
Exploring the Specification of Super Maxi 86, WAY OF LIFE
Super Maxi 86, WAY OF LIFE has a full canting keel, with rotating canards located forward of the mast, to enable the yacht to creep to windward, and be fully operated by the helm with a separate wheel. This adds another dimension for the boat speed team, where it is enjoyable to hit the sweet spot and leave the rest of the fleet in your wake.
A comfortable, useable and most importantly a dry interior has made the offshore world not only bearable, but comfortable and enjoyable, a part missing from many of the peers of WAY OF LIFE’s age.
WAY OF LIFE has had recent upgrades with replacement rigging, electronics and sails and she is available ready to go for the next owner.
An Insight into the Current Plans of Super Maxi 86, WAY OF LIFE
In her current guise, Super Maxi 86, WAY OF LIFE continues her heritage; being one of the fastest, yet easiest to sail Super Maxi yachts on the plant. Bearing in mind that there are only a handful of faster racing yachts ever built, she offers a very large amount of bang for buck and a very competitive platform to just jump straight into.
She has been operating very well over the past few years under charter, with a diligent crew and to top racing teams, has been well kept and performed to a high level.