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This is a concept we have been toying with for some time and we are very excited about it. After attending many racing regattas over the years we found that people (us very much included) love the feel and comradery of racing a large open keelboat with pedestals and room for the crew to work whilst having an open deck in front of them. Similarly, other people (again, us included) love racing big catamarans and the relaxed in-race and après entertaining possibilities they offer. So we decided to put them together. The full carbon R5R features a large open racing cockpit with dual helms, a pedestal and an adaptive spray screen system for crew protection in racing conditions. There is quick access to the forward area and nets for sail changes and the mast is easily accessible from inside the cockpit. The view from the helms is excellent and moving from one helm to the other during pre-race tactics is quick and clear. Yet, step through one of the cockpit doors and you’re immediately out of, but right near the action. Step through the next set of doors and you’re in a spacious entertaining area where you guests can relax or rest during their breaks from racing. 


The R5 Regatta features 2 huge staterooms as found on the R5 MKII 3 cabin version, and these can either be finished the same luxurious way as the 3 cabin version or stripped of trims for a full racing machine. Then there are two aft cabins and these can be used as a full racing sail wardrobe and/or as convertible bunks for crew for overnight racing with or without a day head. She has a huge aft entertaining cockpit which can seat 12 to 14 quite easily along with the same convertible aft platform seat found on the R6 and R5 MKII. The idea behind this yacht is that the owners can race her in comfort all day, then return to the regatta anchorage and entertain their guests using a fully equipped caterer capable galley with an enormous 7 linear meters of counter space. All of the galley windows open into the coachroof and the forward section of the galley surface has a flip up section outside so that it can be utilised as a bar area with barstools placed in the sailing cockpit after racing. After the evening’s festivities, the owners and a couple of guests can retire to their luxurious staterooms with the next day of racing ahead.   

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Like the MKII’S, The R5 Regatta has been designed to be fitted with electric propulsion, but can also use diesel engines. She is full carbon and engineered to a racing specification over and above the standard R5 engineering. 


The R5 Regatta features a taller mast, longer foils and a more aggressive sail package, as one would expect. Her hull can handle a bit more weight than the Mk1 so as to allow for entertaining and non-racing guests, so whilst blisteringly quick, she is not built as a dedicated racing only boat, so we still expect her to rate very well under various rules.  

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  • Dimensions:
    Length overall – 16.6m (54.5 ft) Beam overall – 8.2m (26.9 ft) LWL waterline 16.2m (53.1 ft) Draft - 1.5m (4.9 ft) Draft daggerboards down – 3m (9.8 ft) Bridge-deck clearance – 1m (3.2 ft) Light displacement – Approx. 11.5mt
  • Construction:
    Vacuum infused epoxy e-glass shell construction with carbon reinforcing, sandwiched between high-density core Full carbon – main bulkheads Gurit structural PVC/corecell core throughout Gurit epoxy resin systems Full post-cure on completed shell Alexseal primers and topcoats Foil Construction – Carbon Daggerboards
  • General Configurations:
    2 x 1.9m x 1.85m fwd bunks 2 x 1.95m x 1.8m aft bunks 4 x shower 4 x Techma Silence plus freshwater toilet 1 x Sail locker 1 x large multipurpose locker 4 x fordeck lockers Custom light-weight high density foam core cabinetry, sandwiched in between bamboo paneling. *Optional office – requires one of the aft bunks to be converted.
  • Additional Specifications:
    Airconditioning – Climma chiller unit with 4 x fancoil for bunks Fresh Water Capacity - 415L Schenker Zen 100 watermaker 2 x 100L black tank capacity Acrylic Hull windows with 4 x lewmar flush size 0 portlight Toughened glass saloon windows 2 x Webasto 20 series sunroof
  • Sailing Configuration:
    Sparcraft aluminium spar package Mast 19.4m (63.6ft) Longeron Cross Beams Anchor box Dyform seagull striker Dyform standing rigging Mainsail - Ullman FiberPath (50% carbon / 50% twaron) – 91 sqm (979 sqft) Self-tacking Jib - Ullman FibrePath (50% Carbon / 50% twaron) - 42m2 (452 sqft) Storm Jib – Ullman Crosscut Dacron – 13 sqm ( 139.9sqft) Code 0 – Ullman Red line Racing (Radial laminate) - 100sqm (1076 sqft) Asymmetrical spinnaker - Blue line Cruising (Radial nylon) – 179 sqm (1926 sqft) Antal deck gear 2 x Harken 50 self-tailing winches Antal Line driver for main sheet traveler with switches in both cockpits Large Forward cockpit with ease of access to all controls Forward interior helm position Jefa Steering and rudder system Dyneema running rigging Karva Headboard hook Spinlock clutches
  • Instrumentation:
    B&G Triton 12-inch Multifunction interior saloon 4.1-inch multifunction interior Saloon 1 x 4.1-inch Multifunction, Mast mounted, FWD cockpit 1 x 4.1-inch pilot control mast, Mast mounted, FWD cockpit Radar AIS VHF
  • Aft Cockpit:
    Flexiteek Flooring in FWD and AFT cockpit Carbon Composite Davit tender lifting system Large sugar scoops with swim ladder Adjustable seating arrangement for up to 10 guests
  • Saloon Interior:
    Semi customizable interior layout options available Customizable finishes and products available Large open plan kitchen with corian tops Induction Cooktop Electric Oven Fridge/Freezer Dual-purpose seating arrangements Coffee Table LED Lighting throughout Dimmable and custom lighting options Vinyl flooring throughout *Optional - dishwasher *Optional - table convertible to bunk
  • Engine/Electrical Specification:
    Torqeedo Deep Blue electric propulsion system 2 x 25KW electric engines 1 x 40KWh 360v BMW I3 lithium water cooled battery (Engine and charging) 2 x 3500 Wh 24v lithium batteries (Hotel Loads) 2 x 3.3Kw Chargers 1 x Water-cooled 6KVA inverter 1 x range extender DC generator 8 x 400W solar panels 2 x 17 inch flexofold folding propellers Hydro regeneration Dedicated 9-inch customizable Torqeedo control panel
  • Cabin:
    Custom comfort mattress thought 220v and 12v electrical outlets 24v variable speed fans 2 x reading lights in all cabins AC panel and remote Ample drawer and hanging space Vinyl interior flooring throughout
  • Design:
    Concept & equipment: Ocean Renegade Design Office​ General Arrangement & Styling:​ Ocean Renegade Design Office KND Design​ Naval Architecture & Engineering:​ KND Design​ Spars & rigging: ​ Marstrom Sparcraft​ Classification: CE Category A ​
  • Optional
    Sail by wire system 2 x composite seats Carbon tillers Steering upgrades Remote controls for winches and traveler 2x Harken 60 self-tailing rewind winches​ Tender Marstrom carbon spars package Yanmar 4JH57 diesel engine Full carbon laminate North 3Di sail package Sunroof Additional fridge
  • Construction:
    Vacuum infused epoxy e-glass shell construction sandwiched between high density core Gurit structural PVC/corecell core throughout Sicomin epoxy resin systems Full post cure on completed shell Alexseal primers and topcoats

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