O Canada is an IMOCA 60, fitted with a three-spreader classic rig and running backstays. Twin rudders, asymmetric dagger boards, single piece CNC steel canting keel with lead bulb and ballast tanks. She is built in pre-pregcarbon fibre and Nomex honeycomb, with Corecell core in the forward slamming areas. O Canada was Owen Clarke’s fourth Open 60, designed for Canadian yachtsman Derek Hatfield. Construction began shortly after the launch of Mike Golding’s highly successful Ecover 2, winner of the 2004 Transat and third in that years Vendee Globe. O Canada is an identical sistership to Ecover 2, apart from a heavier forged steel keel and taller classic three spreader rig. The yacht’s keel canting system, composite engineering and construction is identical to Ecover 2. The yacht was built in two stages: hull and deck were built near Toronto, Canada with a team that included former builders from the well-known American yard Goetz. The final assembly and fit out was completed in 2007 by a French team from JMV.
O Canada started the 2008 Vendee Globe and retired to Hobart, Australia after damaging spreaders during a knockdown in the Indian Ocean. The yacht was subsequently transferred to private ownership, has taken part in a number of none IMOCA regattas but has raced relatively few miles since. She therefore presents very well and is very much worth viewing for those sailors looking for entry level boat with a good pedigree to enter the IMOCA class. The yacht has potential for modifications that would improve performance further. For instance, the structure would permit modification to the new edition of the rule that eliminates the 10-degree static stability requirement.  The forged keel is not compliant to the latest IMOCA rule, although subject to survey and regular inspection there should be no reason that she should not continue to race. A new IMOCA compliant fin is recommended by the designers and would be mandatory for a Vendee Globe entry.
Designer: Owen Clarke Design (#154)
Launch year: 2007
Length: 18.28m
Width: 5.71m
Depth: 4.5m
Mast height: 26.1m
Weight: 9200kg
Lying: France
Price: 240,000 Euro

Harken carbon pedestal, 2 speed
4x pedestal buttons
2x Harken 990 primary winches
2x Harken 65 3 speed winches
3x Harken 65 2 speed (1x mast base winch)
5x Spinlock XAS clutch
6x Spinlock XCS clutch
8x Spinlock XX clutch
6x Spinlock ZS jammer
All Harken blocks throughout yacht
2x jib tracks with car
1x Lewmar aft cockpit hatch
1x Lewmar forward hatch
Bowsprit with Tylaska and furler attachment fitting
Carbon mast by Composite Solutions Inc. 2007
Navtec PBO rigging (2010)
Masthead halyard on jammer
J1/Masthead 0 halyard on lock with Profurl furlers
J1 tack uses a Navtec hydraulic ram controlled in cockpit
Fractional halyard on Karver lock
Fixed J2 forestay with Profurl furler
Babystay with 3:1 purchase on tack and halyard
Mast base winch
Boom with 3 reefs and Navtec Hydraulic outhaul controlled in cockpit
Enerpac hydraulic mast jack
North Sails 3DL mainsail (2010) full C-Tech battens
UK Halsey Spectra mainsail (2008) Glass battens
North Sails 3DL J1 (2010) with stay
North Sails Spectra staysail (2010)
UK Halsey Spectra staysail (2008)
North Sails A2 with snuffer sock
North Sails Code 0 (2010) with stay
North Sails furling A5 (2010) with stay
North Sails storm jib

Yanmar 3JH4E 40hp diesel engine with Spinlock throttle control
Yanmar SD50 saildrive with 2 blade folding prop
Leece Neville auxiliary alternator
Katadyn PowerSurvivor 40E water maker
2x AES hydraulic keel rams with electronic pump (3x interface for keel control)
2x 100L fuel tanks with switch valves and capacity display
2x hydraulic Raymarine type 3 autopilot rams
B&G H3000 instrument package
Raymarine E80 Multifunction interface
NKE Gyropilot 2 and display
Raymarine VHF x2 Europe and North America
Iridium fixed sat phone
Fleet 150 with bracket (to be fitted)
Echomax radar detector
SRM AIS unit
Panasonic Toughbook laptop

Plastimo 100mm bulkhead compass
Zodiac DBC 4 man liferaft (to be serviced)
Spinlocks lifejackets
Fortress FX11 anchor with chain and warp
Bruce type anchor 30Ib with chain and warp
Life ring
Safety boxes(to be updated)
Offshore medical bag(to be updated)
2x Electric bilge pumps
Manual bilge pump
Onboard tool kit
2x Jetboil and pots
4x bunks
Galvanised steel cradle with splashes, can be used as high or low cradle when keel is off
Various paper charts (A lot of them, need to go through)
Bosuns chair
Assortment of board/cockpit covers (Red)
14x 20L fuel cans
6x 20L water cans
Boxes of spares for engine, deck gear etc.
Running rigging + spares

The yacht and cradle are currently lying in Lorient, France.

Inventory to be confirmed and subject to contract

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