The boat


The new Volvo Ocean 65 Class has been designed, engineered and built to be a high performing and competitive race machine. The technical specifications for the boat are developed in conjunction with suppliers and the designers and full details can be found in the Volvo Ocean 65 Class Rules located in the race Noticeboard.

Hull Length (ISO 8666)20.37 m (66 ft)
Length waterline (design)20.00 m (65 ft)
Length overall (inc. bowsprit) 22.14 m (72ft)
Hull Beam overall (ISO 8666)5.60 m (18.4 ft)
Max Draft (Keel on CL)4.78 m (15.8 ft)
Boat Weight (empty) 12.500 kg (27,557 lb)
Keel arrangementCanting keel to +/- 40 degrees with 5 degrees of incline axis
DaggerboardsTwin forward daggerboards, inboard triangulation
RuddersTwin fixed rudders - composite stocks
Aft Water Ballast (Wing Tanks)Twin 800L ballast tanks under cockpit sides at transom
Forward Water Ballast (CL)Single centerline 1100L ballast tank forward of mast
Rig Height30.30m (99.4 ft)
Rig ArrangementTwin topmast backstays and checkstays with deflectors
Bowsprit Length2.14 m (7ft)
Mainsail Area163 m2
Working Jib Area133 m2
Upwind Sail Area468 m2 (mainsail and masthead Code 0)
296 m2 (mainsail and working jib)
Downwind Sail Area578 m2 (mainsail and A3)

Find out more about the new Volvo Ocean 65 with our Building the Future videos on our official YouTube Channel.

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