Volvo Ocean 65

Main technical specifications

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 arrangement

Canting keel to +/- 40 degrees with 5 degrees of incline axis


Twin forward daggerboards, inboard triangulation 


Twin 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 Height

30.30 m (99.4 ft)

Rig Arrangement

Twin topmast backstays and checkstays with deflectors

Bowsprit Length

2.14 m (7ft)

Mainsail Area

163 m2

Working Jib Area

133 m2

Upwind Sail Area

468 m2 (mainsail and masthead Code 0)
296 m2 (mainsail and working jib)

Downwind Sail Area

578 m2 (mainsail and A3)

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