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Back to the market due to an unexpected change in life plans for her owner, 6 Lazy K is an Open 60 (Ex-IMOCA), designed by Bernard Nivelt, built and sailed by Thierry Dubois in the Vendee Globe 2000 and in the Around Alone in 2002. She was later campaigned by Rich Wilson who achieved 9 th   in the 2009 Vendee Globe Race. She achieved a 3 rd   place in the Velux 5 Oceans Race in 2011 with Derek Hatfield. Designed for speed and durability, the Open 60 is one of the fastest boats in sailing. When set up for short-handed sailing, sail manoeuvres and navigation are all easily dealt with from the sheltered cockpit and ergonomic compact cabin. They can just as equally be sailed by a full crew or in singlehanded configuration to take part in events like the RORC Fastnet, Middle Sea Race, Sevenstar Round Britain Race, Trans-Atlantic Race and RORC 600. New standing rigging is currently being installed alongside a general service programme.


6 Lazy K is an excellent example of an earlier generation Open 60 that has been consistently improved and will stand the test of time for many years to come. The boat planes easily and can comfortably sail at 25 knots downwind or on a reach. 6 Lazy K is in great shape, environmentally friendly with her electric engine and has been maintained for comfort, safety and reliability.  She is suitable for offshore racing, charter, sponsorship opportunities or high-speed thrills and oceanic passage making.


  • LOA:   18.28m 
  • Beam: 5.18m 
  • Draft:   4.42m
  • Displacement:   8.5 tonnes
  • Lying:   Caen, France          
  • Built:    Thierry Dubois
  • Construction:   Fibreglass foam sandwich/carbon strengthening
  • Designer:   Bernard Nivelt
  • Launched: 1999
  • Price: €180,000 Ex VAT


  • New running rigging 2022/23
  • New standing rigging 2023
  • Mast ultrasound inspection 2016
  • Rig inspected annually

Sails 2016: 

  • Square top Mainsail
  • Furling Genoa
  • Furling Jib


  • 3 x Lewmar ST65 winches all connected to the cockpit coffee grinder
  • 2 x Lewmar ST55 runner winches
  • 1 x Lewmar mast winch
  • Spinlock jammers & clutches for all lines
  • New deck hatches to each compartment


  • Single gas burner, gimballed stove
  • Freshwater tank
  • New Toilet 2021


  • All signal cables, antennas and wires replaced 2022
  • Raymarine Axiom 12 « INT and Axion 9» EXT
  • CPU
  • Autopilot 
  • 3 Raymarine Displays at Nav Station and helm EXT
  • 1 Raymarine Display INT
  • New masthead wind sensor
  • New B&G T2 Autopilot drive
  • Raymarine 4G Radar at mast 
  • Raymarine VHF system 
  • Simrad AIS class A, NMEA2000 
  • Fusion Stereo system interfaced with plotters 
  • BOSE speakers in cockpit and NAV station


  • GreenStar electric engine 9 Kw (produces up to 3KW electric charge when running)
  • Sleipner bow & stern thruster (retractable) fitted 2017, Joystick at Helm
  • New Optima batteries for thrusters 2022
  • 2 X 400Ah 48Volt Lithium power bank LiFePO4, charges from Shore Power, Water (propeller shaft), Solar Panels, Wind Turbine and generator 
  • Whisper Generator M-GV/2k, max 6Kw effect
  • Whisper PowerCube 
  • Whisper Inverter 48V to 220 Volt
  • Multiple converters from 48 to 12 volt
  • Touch screen for full control over power systems



  • 1 x 10-man Life raft
  • Fire Extinguishers throughout


  • Canting Keel operated by Lewmar electric winch
  • Single daggerboard



Inventory and description to be confirmed, subject to contract.

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