YCC60′ Open

YCC60’Open has been designed single handed, nonstop extreme sailing racing boat (more than 34 000 nautical miles (or the equivalent of 1.5 times the distance of a “Vendée Globe”).

The boat is perfectly adapted to the IMOCA rule for a next potential “Vendée Globe race” (or “Route du Rhum”)

YCC60′ Open Presentation

This boat was designed by our design office with Marion Koch (designer) and the famous around the world skipper Norbert Sedlacek. The building process has been started in the beginning of 2016 in “Les Sables d’Olonnes” (France). The boat was launched in may 2018 in order to realise the around the world race. The goal is to sail a 60ft yacht, nonstop, singlehanded and without assistance from Les Sables d’Olonne (FRA) to the Arctic, through the Northwest Passage, down the Pacific Ocean and passing Cape Hoorn to circumnavigate the Antarctic continent. After rounding Cape Hoorn a second time, the journey will continue north through the Atlantic Ocean to the final destination of Les Sables d’Olonne (FRA).Hull and deck are built out of volcanic fiber and balsa wood.
This means more safety, innovative technical and material solutions, more sustainability because of the use of sustainable materials, recyclable, dermatological and biological safe.

During this record breaking voyage the yacht will draw media attention on the changing state of the oceans, the global warming, the environmental condition of the polar caps and the affect of rising CO2 emissions are having on the planet. Simultaneously the challenge will highlight ways to construct using environmentally friendly products that are safe, tested and widely available.

First departure was abandonned and is delayed to the 21st of july 2019. The boat is being prepared by this time within the shipyard in Sables d’Olonnes.


Technical specifications

  • Hull length : 18.28 m

  • Hull breadth: 5.82m

  • Light ship displacement : 9.50 tonnes

  • Draft: 4.50m

    Sail area :

    Full batten main sail: 170m²

    Large Spinnaker: 400m²

    Small Spinnaker: 300m²

    Gennaker: 200m²

    Code0: 140 m²

    Genoa: 120m²

    Solent: 110 m²

    Jib: 50m²

    Storm jib: 20m²

  • Yacht Design: Vincent Lebailly Yacht Design and Marion Koch

  • Construction: Innovation Yacht GmbH & Co KG