Volvo Ocean 65 - 2013


Fabrication of the internal structures of the new one design monohull Volvo Ocean 65 for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15.

To guarantee the production of 8 boats in less than 2 years, Decision (Switzerland), Green Marine (UK), Multiplast (France) and Persico (Italy) have formed an organisation that was inspired by production programmes in the aeronautical industry. Each yard will provide pre equipped sub assemblies in order to reduce the construction time while at the same time guaranteeing extremely tight tolerances for dimensions and weight between the boats.

Decision boatyard in Switzerland will produce the bulkheads and internal structural elements. At the same time, Persico will mould the hulls and lay the longitudinal stiffeners in Italy. The decks will be constructed and fitted out at Multiplast in France before sending to Green Marine, the UK leader of the consortium, in charge of assembly, who will also finish and launch the boats. Green Marine will be the sole contactor for supplying the boats to the racing teams.

Source: Volvo Ocean Race

Year: 2013 
Length: 20,37m
Beam: 5,60m
Weight: 11,6t
Materials: Carbon fiber, honeycomb
Technology: Pre-impregnated on marbles
Architectes: Farr Yacht Design
Engineers: Farr Yacht Design

Video of the Volvo Ocean 65

  • Volvo Ocean 65 | © Gilles Martin-Raget
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  • Volvo Ocean 65 | © Green Marine
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  • Volvo Ocean 65 | © Xaume Olleros
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  • Volvo Ocean 65 | © Sander van der Borch
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  • Volvo Ocean 65 | © Tom Bushell
  • Volvo Ocean 65 | © Green Marine
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  • Volvo Ocean 65 | © Rick Tomlinson