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Fabrice Amedeo's OC design IMOCA 60 launched

30th March

Fabrice Amedeo's IMOCA 60 launched on Friday will be called "Nexans-Wewise Fabrice Amedeo's Owen Clarke (OC) IMOCA Open 60 was launched on Friday morning in Lorient with its new keel, designed and built over the winter. Also, ...
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Cole Brauer finishes the Global Solo Challenge

8th March

Cole Brauer finishes the Global Solo Challenge and is first American woman to complete a solo race around the world non-stop. Cole Brauer finishes the Global Solo Challenge and is the first American woman to complete a solo r ...
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CCA 2023 Royal Cruising Club Trophy award at NYYC

4th March

Merfyn Owen (Owen Clarke Design) and his wife Ashley Perrin (Antarctic Ice Pilot) were awarded the 2023 Royal Cruising Club Trophy on Friday at the New York Yacht Club. On Friday at the New York Yacht Club, Ashley Perrin and Me ...
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Class 40 scow bow design readies for launch in USA

3rd March

Owen Clarke’s  latest Class 40 racing yacht design is almost ready for measurement and launch in the USA, at Maine Yacht Centre, Portland. This 6th generation scow bow design for American owner Michael Hennessy will complete her ...
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OC 18m blue water cruiser commences fitting out

28th February

This is the 18m Owen Clarke Design ice rated aluminium blue water cruiser in build at KM Yachtbuilders. The sailboat’s systems are about to be fitted, the centreboard is under construction and the interior mock-up and assembly i ...
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Electric hybrid drive cruising yacht design begins

3rd February

Owen Clarke are working with the Swiss owners on the concept design for this 17m marine hybrid electric drive blue water cruising design. The yacht has a lifting keel and twin rudders to achieve a shallow minimum draft. The coup ...
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OC designing ketch rigged cruising catamaran

28th January

‘Meerkat; an ice reinforced aluminium centreboard blue water cruising catamaran is near the end of its concept design phase. The design is unusual and innovative in two aspects: multihull explorer yachts are rare, as are catamar ...
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Rudder, design, engineering and marine consultancy

2nd January

Throughout the year OC act as consultants for commercial organisations, as well as yacht and superyacht owners. Our services include expert witness, as well as marine consultancy. In 2023 we undertook two expert witness and thre ...
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IMOCA 60s: Replacement keels, bulbs, and foils

27th December 2023

In 2023 Owen Clarke undertook design and engineering supporting the refits of three of our IMOCA 60 designs that will be competing in the 2024 Vendee Globe. Nexans Art and Fenetres has had new foils, keel, bulb, and the water ba ...
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Carbon composite ocean rowing boat design underway

5th December 2023

A completely new innovative design challenge for OC in the last six months has been developing from first principles with a well-known ocean rower, this 6.5m offshore rowing boat. Designed with self -righting stability capabilit ...
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