Botin IRC 52 “Fox”

Contact Contact: Keiran Searle
Cell: +1 949 423 8432


Boat History:

Built as a sister-ship to Beau Geste in 2015, nothing was compromised during the construction of this race yacht at Cookson in New Zealand. Since conception, there has been one owner. In early 2018, there was been a major refit and she is now fully optimized to race under various rating rules (ORR, ORC and IRC). FOX is capable of going offshore to compete in races such as the Sydney to Hobart as well as being highly competitive in inshore racing. FOX has been professionally maintained to the highest standard.

Race Performance:

Her most outstanding results include; 1st Rolex Big Boat Series, 1st Wirth Munroe Race, 1st Miami to Havana race, 1st Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race, 1st Charleston Race Week, 2nd overall SORC Series, 2nd NYYC Annual, 2nd NYYC Race Week, 2nd Block Island Race Week.

The current IRC rating of 1.415 makes FOX a highly optimized 52 to race anywhere.


Full Specs: 


Builder:        Cookson Boats, NZ

Designer:      Botin


LOA:            15.85m / 52 ft

Beam:          4.48m / 14 ft 8 in

Draft:           3.60m / 11 ft 10 in

Boat Construction

Boat weight: 7076 kg in current configuration

Construction: CC Foam core for durability and rating, Carbon skins

Paint:           Fully faired and painted at Area 51, October 2018

Sail Inventory:

  • Full Inshore/ Offshore set of sails from 2018-2019
  • Full set of practice sails
  • Sail Inventory available on request


Engine Brand: Lombardini LDW 1404 SD

Engine Type: Inboard 35HP

Fuel Type:     Diesel

Fuel Tank:     Inshore 45L, Offshore 83L

Propeller:      Folding propeller

Drive Type:    Saildrive

Major Works 2018/2019

  • New Keel fin 3.6m Draft with extra surface area as per Botin 2018.
  • Keel bulb pockets filled
  • Mast Modifications
    • Mast Leading Edge reinforced with Carbon stiffeners.
    • Spreaders swept aft to increase jib area and increase mast stiffness.
    • Mast base / partner modified to suit 2.5* rake (originally 0.5* rake)
    • Deflector ferrules raised 700mm.
  • New Forestay
  • New Running Backstays
  • New Deflector Cable
  • Under-deck KZ-Marine Spinnaker Staysail Furler
  • New lightweight Lifeline pads
  • Major service of all hardware - winches, pedestal systems, hydraulics, sheaves
  • All Running Rigging replaced
  • Spinnaker Sheet constrictors install
  • Full boat polished June 2019
  • Mast repainted after rig mods


  • 3 Spreader UHM Southern Spars Rig
  • Main halyard (locking)
  • 2 masthead halyard (one with removable lock)
  • Fractional halyard (locking)
  • Jib Halyard (locking)
  • Genoa Staysail Halyard (locking)   
  • Mast and boom setup for reefing (boom lock)


  • Processor: B&G H5000
    • Forestay pressure sensor + Rake string pot 
    • Deflector pressure sensor + Range string pot
    • Mast Butt string pot
  • Garmin GPS Antenna
  • ZG100 Compass
  • Expansion module with empty slots open
  • Lightweight cables throughout yacht
  • VHF Ultrawhip Lightweight cable + antenna at masthead
  • 2 x 100aH Relion Lithium Batteries (inshore + offshore addition)
  • 1 x 50aH Relion Lithium Battery (engine starter)
  • Fully automatic bilge pump system
  • Forestay and V1 Load pins


  • 5x B&G 20:20 and 2 B&G FFD on Custom, narrow, low windage carbon bracket
  • 2x B&G FFD on each side of boat, forward of runner winches
  • 3x B&G 10:10 on deck. Facing out and back at main winches on custom carbon deck covers.

PC / Network:

  • Panasonic CF-31 ruggedized tablet computer with Windows OS 8.1
  • Expedition software
  • Getac T800 fully ruggedized wireless tablet for on deck use

Electronic Spares:

  • 1 x B&G mast cable
  • 1 x VHF cable + antenna


Harken Winch systems - All Keronite / Titanium / Carbon

  • 2 x Primary: 650.3
  • 2 x Main: 650.3
  • 2x Runner: 650.3 
  • 1x Pit:         500.2 
  • String Drop system under stbd Primary, Custom sized DropWheel 
  • Air Pedestals connected to all 650 winches, rotary pump and pedestal link

Harken Hydraulic systems

  • Harken Titanium cylinders (forestay, deflector, mast butt, Genoa Staysail)
  • Harken HYPR262 Rotary Pump (aft pedestal)

Mast Ram

  • Enerpac RAC204 mast ram
  • Enerpac Mast Jack

Deck Hardware

  • Foam soft grip installed in cockpit March 2018
  • Wheel steering with helm platforms
  • High Load TTR2 sheaves for mainsheet + spinnaker sheaves aft
  • Harken 727 sheaves throughout yacht for jib car, turning blocks etc
  • Spinlock Ceramic XX clutches in Pit
  • Ronstan constrictors for Spinnaker Sheets
  • Under deck clutches for mainsheet
  • Furlers for reaching sails with continuous spliced lines
  • Marine Element UnReel systems
    • 2 x Spinnaker reelers
    • 2 x Halyard reelers
    • 2 x Sky Mouse

Safety / Offshore Gear:

  • 8 x Removable Pipe Cots
  • Offshore Wire lifelines
  • Jack Lines
  • Extra 100aH Lithium Battery
  • Inflatable Mustang PFDs
  • MOB button in stern stanchion
  • Flares & fire extinguishers
  • Offshore Fuel Tank 83L
  • 4 x 5 Gallon Diesel Jerry cans
  • 2 x Foldable Aluminum Anchors

Spares / Tools:

  • Shipping / Storage cradle (High / Low position with outriggers)
  • Rudder (deeper draft, shallow cord)
  • Keel Fin (original 3.5m Draft, Located CA)
  • Rod Bobstay
  • EC6 forestay, runners and deflector cable
  • Gorilla G-Foil
  • Winch spares including pedestal assemblies & chains
  • Zincs for Sail Drive
  • Various paint samples
  • 2 full sets of regatta running rigging + extra spare ropes
  • Set of Docking lines
  • Inflatable Harauki fenders
  • All relevant files - documents from designers, builders, suppliers, tuning guides, etc.

Specific details

Designer Botin
Builder Cookson Boats, NZ
First Launch 2015
LOA Imperial 52

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