Botin & Partners
Stas Trasevskii, Russia
B & G
The 65-foot sailing yacht BOTIN 65 is a truly unique racing yacht with a functional, stylish interior. She was built by Spanish shipyard King Marine and launched at the end of 2015. There were no costs spared in building this magnificent racer, from her design and construction to the addition of B&G Electronics, VMG, Cariboni Carbon, Aramare Ropes, Southern Spars and much more. During the winter of 2015, HIGH SPIRIT was prepared for regattas and the mast configuration, rigging set up and sails were optimised. She now has a stable heading in any wind and easily hydroplanes in 10 knots.
She was originally conceived as a 65-foot performance racer/cruiser. As the basis was taken a successful project of another sailing yacht - CARO (She broke the Transatlantic record ARC Rally in late 2013: http://www.yachtingworld.com/blogs/elaine-bunting/arc-rally-sets-new- records-453), designed by Spanish studio Botin Partners, the well-known by a large number of successful projects such as the yacht for the team PUMA, which has become the second in the Volvo Ocean Race 2008 and the team CAMPER / ETNZ, also became the second in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011.
In the fight against "overweight" it was decided to abandon the two aft cabins with en-suite bathrooms and double bed, the air conditioning system, bow thrusters, and also the galley has been reduced to a racing minimum. After a long time of comparative analysis and consultation, the choice of mast was made in favor of Southern Spars. Sails eventually was preferred the sailing wardrobe from North Sails, because only they are using the most advanced 3Di, which increases the sails lifetime up to the 50%. All hydraulic equipment was produced by the Italian company Cariboni, which makes the most advanced and high- quality hydraulics for Volvo Ocean Race boats. Automation has been kept to a minimum, emphasis was placed on maximum efficiency in the management of rigging and sails in ocean racing. The yacht complies maritime special rules ISAF (Category 1) and able to participate in such races as: Rolex Middle Sea Race, Rolex Fastnet Race, Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, RORC Transatlantic Race, RORC Caribbean 600, Giraglia Rolex Cup, Rolex China Sea Race, Newport Bermuda Race and many other famous regattas.