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The Orma 60' Areté was originally named for her sponsor, SOPRA, and was later renamed Emotion. She was purchased in the spring of 2015, and sailed from France to her summer home in the Great Lakes USA. In the summer of 2020, Areté and the owner Rick Warner, an accomplished and well known sailor - sailed in Lake Michigan in an attempt to beat the Chicago to Mackinac World Sailing Speed Record. The effort put in by the team during a 6 year campaign, with extensive modifications and team work has rewarded this team and boat with 3 WSSRC records.

This racing trimaran has taken part in races such as the 2006 Route du Rhum and the 2007 Transat Jacques Vabre and represents a rare chance to experience the most exhilarating sailing possible.

Areté currently resides at her winter home in Chicago, Illinois.


Originally built by Mag/Ocea (France) in 2002 this Nomex core carbon rocket ship of a trimaran was designed by the renowned studio of Marc Lombard.

This ORMA 60' trimaran belongs to the very exclusive group of racing sailing yachts in being able to reach speeds exceeding 40 knots. She can also attain cruising speeds up to 20 knots in medium sea and wind conditions. An excellent entry level racing trimaran with a good maintenance and service history with all the vices ironed which will reward those looking for the thrills that only the likes of these mid-sized offshore racing trimarans can provide.

Ideal for the RORC 600, Transpac or just some local regatta blasts.

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LOA: 20.7 m
Beam: 18.0 m
Draft: 2.5 m
Built: 2002
Builder: MAG and OCEA
Designer: Marc Lombard
Lying: Chicago Illinois, USA
Price: $550,000


  • Doyle ICE Main 2019
  • Doyle ICE Heavy Jib 2019
  • Doyle ICE Gennaker 2015
  • Doyle Ice Light Jib 2015
  • Delivery Mainsail 2015
  • Delivery Heavy Jib 2015
  • New sail covers and sail bags 2017
  • New dock side main Bimini cover
  • Hull Nets (good condition)
  • 2012 Gremco Standing rigging
  • Mast locks and bearing serviced and top bearing replaced (race steady)
  • All running rigging 2019-2021 (Marlow brand)


  • 1 x Lewmar 60 Mainsheet  traveler winch
  • 1 x Lewmar 60 winch
  • 4 x Lewmar 66 Winches
  • 1 x Lewmar 66 Mast winch
  • 2 x Lewmar 66 outboard winches
  • Spinlock Jammers
  • 2 x Lewmar 105 pedestals
  • All winches serviced 2021 (race ready)





  • New VHF and AIS (with Dark mode) 2015
  • New VHF and AIS (With Dark mode) 2015
  • New VHF wires to main and spare hand held AIS VHF
  • New Iridium GO 2016
  • New B and G 5000 with autopilot
  • Iridium and exhibition software can transfer with boat
  • Dual nav lights replaced 2016
  • Solar panels replaced 2017
  • New batteries replaced 2017
  • Polars and expedition set up
  • 3 x wind wand set up (dual mast head and bow sprit)


  • New Yanmar engine 2021 (3JH40)
  • New shaft and cutlass bearing 2021
  • New prop 2021 (Gori 3 blade RH prop)
  • New rudder bearings 2021
  • Bilge system hoses replaced 2019


  • Jet boil cooker, and crew mugs


  • 10 x person liferaft serviced 2022
  • 9 x life jackets
  • 2 x new anchors and warps, 2017
  • Full race ready medical kit
  • Full race ready ditch bag flares


  • G reat lakes rated, East coast rated and Caribbean rated for RORC racing
  • Full suit of suitcase fenders 209 covers
  • 6 large hippity hop fenders
  • 2 x 4-man pop-up delivery tents with pads and sleeping bags
  • Inflatable tender/outboard
  • 2019 service trailer with shop of misc parts and tools
  • 2015 storage trailer
  • Full set of spares, lifts, cradles, generator etc
  • Full sailing tool set and rig bags on board
  • Spare rigging lines and parts
  • Optional: $30k camper new 2018



  • Course Record (12 hours 20 mins) in the Chicago - Mackinac Race

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