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 spiralling 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.