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1997 60 (ft.) Other VOLVO 60

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General Information

Listing# 11434

149 000,00 €
CROATIA, Croatia
Boat Type
Model Year
Antique and Classic
60 (ft.)
Fuel Type
Number of Engines

General Details

Very well maintained, she is in good condition. VAT Included!

This VO60 (ex Assa Abloy, ex Chessie Racing) is the first cruising boat in the VolvoOcean 60 class in Croatia and one of the fastest regatta boats in the Mediterranean VO60 CLASS FORMULA 1 AT SEA Regatta cruising boats of the VO60 class were created in early 1990’s at the famous Bruce Farr’s studio with a clear idea: to combine speed and durability without making compromises, in other words to make a light but firm boat that would measure up to any ordeals one might come across during the most famous and the most difficult regatta in the world – the Volvo Ocean Race (ex Whitbread.) These highly sophisticated sailing machines weigh only 13.5 tons, with a draft of almost 4 meters, sail surface area of 417m2 and a water ballast of 2.5 tons, achieving speeds of over 30 knots, and truly representing the sea equivalent to Formula 1. They were first presented at the Whitbread Regatta in 1993, and proved to be so much superior to the previous Maxi Yachts class that they soon eliminated it from the most prestigious regatta around the world. In 1997, the boat was built as “CHESSIE RACING” according to Bruce Farr's plans at "Eric Goetz Custom Sailboats" shipyard (Bristol, USA). In 1999, a Hong Kong businessman, Karl Kwok, whose aim was to gather the team for the next Whitbread, purchased the boat. The boat was renamed “BEAU GESTE”. Competing at the China Sea Race, a 575-mile-long regatta between Hong Kong and Manila, "Beau Geste" set a new record for the China Race at 47 hours, 43 minutes and 7 seconds. In 2000, "Semcon", a Swedish company, purchased it as a training boat for the team“ASSA ABLOY”. The boat was thoroughly reconstructed and completely modernized in Sweden. It was refitted with new equipment and a new carbon-fibre mast was installed, thus bringing the boat up to the level of class VO60 standards set in 2001. "Assa Abloy" team came in second at Volvo Ocean Race in 2002.

Additional Equipment

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:




Builder: VOLVO Designer: Bruce Farr


LOA: 19.40 Beam: 5.25 Displacement: 13500
Draft: 3.80


Engine(s): Yanmar 4 JH4- TE sail drive SD 50-4T 75HP

Design Notes
Hydraulic water ballast system SEMCOD 2001

Auxiliary engine yanmar 2 GM 18HP 1998
  • Propeller: gori racing two blade prop

Electronics: B&G Hercules two processor system w. three multi displays and five 20/20 2003
  • GPS: furuno GPS GP 31
  • VHF: furuno SSB transceiver & VHF ICOM IC M 127 &
  • Automatic Pilot: B&G Hydra autopilot 2005
  • Radar: furuno NAVNET marine radar 2006

  • WINCH lewmar 90/3 astor bottom drive pcs 2
  • WINCH lewmar 80/3 astor bottom drive
  • WINCH lewmar 80/3 astor top drive pcs 2
  • WINCH lewmar ST54 pcs 4
  • PEDESTAL lewmar 2x
  • Stopper 14x
  • Other blocks

  • Fire-extinguishers 4
  • Epirb
  • LIFERAFT RDF surviva 62279 Serviced in October 2007
  • 12 lifeyackets
  • 15 Marine pool sail suites
  • 8 signal rockets
  • Lots of spairs.

  • mast CARBOTECH checked with ultrasound may 2006
  • Hydraulic Vang , Checkstay, Outhaul Navtec 85
  • Spinnaker Pole: Southernspar 3x
  • Tuff Luff: tuff luf new 2006
  • New stays 2006
  • new runners 2006 by FUTURE FIBRES
  • 2006 new top mast halyards
  • New ropes for runners 2006
  • (Boat sailed some 2000 miles in 2006)
  • Rollers for code 0 2x
  • Jockey pole 2x

Large sails wardrobe
  • Main sail 2004
  • Main sail Dacron 2005
  • Storm main sail
  • Stay sail
  • Jib2 2006
  • Jib2 2004
  • Jib3 2006
  • Jib3 2004
  • Jib 4 2006
  • Jib 4 2004
  • storm jib
  • Dacron delivery jib 2005
  • CODE O
  • Drifter 135m2
  • Blast reacher
  • Runner MH
  • Runner 2A1 light MH
  • Reacher 1A2 light MH
  • Reacher A3 MH
  • Reacher A4 MH
  • Reacher A5 MH
  • Reacher A6 FR
  • Reacher A9 FR
  • some more gennakers

  • Webasto airtop 3500 W heater 2005
  • Radio CD: radio pioneer
  • Vetus meteo liner