This year see’s the launch of a new boat, and a very exciting one at that! Maverick is a 46ft fully carbon, canting keel, DSS foil, racing machine! The boat has just arrived in the South of France having been built in Turkey in the Infiniti Yachts yard. Designed and built by Hugh Welbourne the owner of Infiniti Yachts, using their DSS foil system, similar to that of Wild Oats who triumphs most years in the Sydney Hobart Race.
The plan for the boat is to compete in all the big 600’s, first basing in the Med, including the RORC Middle Sea Race, and at the end of the year the RORC Transatlantic. Finishing in to the Caribbean, ahead of the 2017 Caribbean season.
Ahead of the race season it’s now time to get the boat back together and on the water for sea trials. It’s the first boat of its kind, so there is a lot to test, and I’m sure at first it will be a bit of trial and error, before we can really push the boat and see how it performs.