Have a look at what the new one-design boat will actually look like in our latest video update. Volvo Ocean Race’s Rick Deppe shows us around the full interior mock-up taking shape in England.
Built out of wood, this full interior mock-up is being developed at Green Marine, one of the four boatyards of the consortium responsible for building the 65-foot one-design racing yacht.
Rick Deppe visited the English boatyard for the Volvo Ocean Race and tells us more about this "Hull 0" used to fit the different components and systems inside the boat.
- Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad made the announcement about the shift to the stunning new one-design at a presentation in Lorient, France in June, towards the end of the 2011-12 edition – the closest and most successful race in the history of an event that dates back to 1973.
- The one-design will be a high-performance racing boat but will also mean a significant cost saving while bringing greater reliability. The fleet will share spare masts, rigging and other resources, helping to reduce significantly the cost of mounting a competitive campaign.
- Find the first construction update here.
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