The Volvo 65 was developed by Farr yacht design in response the escalating costs and fragility of the Volvo 70 campaigns in the 2012 Volvo Ocean race.
There was a real requirement for a more robust yacht that still had the sailing characteristics of the Volvo 70 but in a much more robust form while keeping costs down. A study on the performances of both yachts showed that the Volvo 65 is only roughly 2-3% slower than a Volvo 70 on the Ocean route, and significantly more robust.
Ex-TEAM SCA has recently undergone a huge refit and is absolutely ready to go.
The branding has been removed from the yacht offering a blank canvas to the next owner.
SCA Refit Video:
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