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Berthon UK
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)

Sue Grant
sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
0044 (0)1590 679 222

Berthon France
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)

Bruno Kairet
bruno.kairet@berthonfrance.fr
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80

Berthon Scandinavia
(Henån, Sweden)

Magnus Kullberg
magnus.kullberg@berthonscandinavia.se
0046 304 694 000

Berthon Spain
(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Simon Turner
simon.turner@berthoninternational.com
0034 639 701 234

Berthon USA
(Rhode Island, USA)

Jennifer Stewart
jennifer.stewart@berthonusa.com
001 401 846 8404

Broker’s Comments

The Challenge 67′ Class yachts were designed for The Challenge Business by David Thomas, specifically to race around the world “the wrong way”. The design brief called for exceptionally strong, seaworthy, fast, attractive, modern, steel yachts that were able to sail to windward across the Southern Ocean in relative comfort.

Safety was paramount both in terms of structural strength and crew safety. Because of the One Design nature of the race, the design was not influenced or distorted by any rating rule and a sensible displacement was specified. Other important design considerations include, ease of access to the structure, equipment, systems, wiring and fittings for maintenance and inspections both at sea and in harbour. Every piece of equipment had to be robust enough to survive a race around the world with minimum maintenance.

Many of the design principles were based on Sir Chay Blyth’s (then unique) experience of sailing around the world single handed against the prevailing winds and currents.

Devonport Yachts (DML) were chosen to build the fleet to Bureau Veritas highest notation. The construction method allows relatively simple and cost effective alterations to the interior layout.

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Owner’s Comments

Being used for the last 10 years in our French Sailing School based in South Brittany, WHIRLWIND has welcomed trainees for sailing courses heading to Brittany, Isles of Scilly, Ireland, Azores, ARC, Caribbean islands as well as Atlantic crossing.

Pleasure and safety first! She gives a feeling of power as well as inspiring confidence: she’ll never let you down even if you deserve it! Being strongly built, one feels confident aboard. Made for offshore sailing, her big size and tonnage of the ship are an advantage for training and anticipating all situations at sea.

Anticipation is the right word to sail, which means security.

With 10 berths for crew members, supervised by 2 professional sailors, she’s able to sail across the Atlantic as well as up in the North Atlantic without effort.

Transat, tall ship race, training session, polar expedition, corporate regatta, charter… All these programmes are perfect for her!

Asked what we love most about WHIRLWIND – this is a difficult question, but overall she brings a feeling of well being aboard whatever the weather conditions – in heavy weather she performs reliably and in light airs she is excellent too. With her 30 year old design the Challenge Business heritage, her design will never date in terms of her seaworthiness and comfort for crewed sailing in all conditions.


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Yacht Details
  1. Builder: Devonport Yachts Ltd
  2. Model: Challenge 67
  3. Yacht Name: WHIRLWIND
  4. Hull Designer: David Thomas
  5. Year Built: 1992
  6. LOA: 67’ / 20.42m
  7. LWL: 55’ / 16.76m
  8. Beam: 17’3” / 5.25m
  9. Min Draft / Max Draft: 9’6” / 2.89m
  10. Displacement: 38,000kg / 84,000lb
  11. Berths: 14 berths in 6 cabin(s) / 2 head/WC(s)
  12. Engine Count: 1 Mermaid Marine 6 Cylinder (130hp) Diesel
  13. Country: Lorient, France
  14. Asking Price: €346,000, + VAT
Contact Details
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Sue Grant
Berthon UK
Tel: 0044 (0)1590 679 222
E-Mail: sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
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Your Local Broker, Internationally

Berthon UK
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)

Sue Grant
sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
0044 (0)1590 679 222

Berthon Scandinavia
(Henån, Sweden)

Magnus Kullberg
magnus.kullberg@berthonscandinavia.se
0046 304 694 000

Berthon Spain
(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Simon Turner
simon.turner@berthoninternational.com
0034 639 701 234

Berthon USA
(Rhode Island, USA)

Jennifer Stewart
jennifer.stewart@berthonusa.com
001 401 846 8404


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