Mini Transat 6.50 - M65 for sale



In January 2009 a new production Mini 6.50 design, created by Owen Clarke Design and built in America, splashed the waters on Biscayne Bay off Coconut Grove, FL. The M65 presents a new and exciting sailboat for the US, Canadian and world market - while designed to meet all the technical and safety requirements of Classe Mini.


If you're interested in an affordable, high performance, trailer-sailer sailboat that you can dry sail, day sail, take off on for the weekend, a week, a month, or sail across hundreds or thousands of miles of ocean - and, if you're so inclined, race in the Mini Transat (4.300 nautical miles, solo, from France to Brazil), then have a look at the M65.



LOA                    6.5 Meters / 21.5 Feet

Waterline            6.4 Meters / 21 Feet

Beam                  3.0 Meters / 9.86 Feet

Draught max       1.6 Meters / 5.25 Feet

Displacement *   1,120 kg. / 2,469 lbs


 * Measurement Displacement - includes liferaft, batteries, etc.


Hull & Deck

Hull Fiberglass finished in isophthalic ployester gelcoat

Deck Fiberglass / foam sandwich, moulded

Non-slip surface with detailed edging marking non-slip areas out, finished in gelcoat


Fin & Bulb

SG Iron cast fin; 2.5% antimony lead bulb

Approx weight: 495 kg / 1,090 lbs


Fittings & Fasteners

316 Stainless Steel unless otherwise specified


Deck Hardware

Lewmar, Ronstan, Wichard, ProFurl



US Spars Anodized Aluminum, Type 2.3 kg/m section

Aluminum mast step

3 x pair spreaders, sweepback

Mast top with options for wind unit, Windex, Top light, VHF-Antenna

Masthead with sheaves for two gennaker and one main halyard

2 x masthead halyards 1:1

1 x Genoa halyard

1 x Staysail / Storm

Jib halyard 1:1

1x Main halyard 1:1

Fitting/conduit for wiring



US Spars Aluminium; 3 reefs and outhaul

Provision for lazyjack system

Block and tackle vang system


Standing and running rigging

V and D Stays  1 by 19 Wire

Backstays & Babystays   7 x 7 Wire

Samson Halyards: Spectra braid; Sheets and

Lines – Polyester braid 



Single rotating bow pole with twin bobstay connected to webbing at the pole end and to a single eye bolt on the stem.



Bunk Module Forward facing on to a watertight bulkhead with simple dogged & bolted cover.

Lift out tray at the rear of the module for storage of heavy items.

Module Small galley to starboard,

Nav area to port and shelving with integral fiddle rails for stacking gear and equipment to weather when racing.

Aft end of the main cabin allows for a wet seating berth when racing.

Aft Module Two aft bunks on each side of the cockpit.


Sails by Doyle Sails, Marblehead



Reefable Solent

Storm Jib


Code 0

Code 5

AP Spinnaker

Demonstration boat lying: Marblehead, Mass. United States


The new M65 is priced at $45,000 for a full boat (sails not included) and $55,000 as a sail away (includes main, jib and asymetrical spinnaker, and trailer). A kit version (hull and deck bonded, rudders and mounting hardware supplied but not attached) is available for $30,000.

All prices + VAT (payable by European buyers only)

To register an interest please email

For more information on the M65 go to: M65 Production Mini Transat Trailer Sailer

For You Tube and other video go to: M65 on You Tube 1  and  M65 on You Tube 2

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