Rosalba, ex, Gaetana, Rusalka, Artemis 1, Pindar and originally built as Hexagon is now for sale. Rosalba is a canting keel water ballasted IMOCA Open 60 and is one of the lightest of any generation ever built. Even with the increased weight of modifications to her rig bringing her in line with later Owen Clarke designs she still measures in at 8,350kg. Rosalba has been continually and professionally maintained and updated throughout her life by her owners/skippers including Mike Sanderson and Brian Thompson. As a result, she's still a very fast Open 60, her last transatlantic race was the 2008 TJV and prior to this her original keel was replaced. During that race, as "Artemis 1", she was dismasted and a new Formula Spars rig was stepped and new North 3DL fore and aft sails built. Her schedule over the past few years has seen her perform more of a corporate function day/charter role and as a result she has covered few miles offshore and has been professionally maintained by Carbon Yachting of Hamble. Having been used largely as a private yacht by the previous two owners since late 2009, her current owner acquired Rosalba to compete in various IMOCA events but has had a change of plans and decided reluctantly to place her back on the open market. As well as IMOCA events Rosalba would ideally be suited to the the longer offshore RORC races, Round Britan and Ireland and RORC Transatlantic Race. Owner motivated to sell and ready to consider to all offers.
Designers: Owen Clarke Design LLP
Builder: Southern Ocean Marine
Materials: Carbon Nomex composite
Launched: 2002 2008
IMOCA displacement: 8350kg
Mast and rigging
Type: Classic. 27.5m fixed carbon fibre mast, 3 spreader (new 2008), carbon boom (new 2004)
New keel 2007
IMOCA certificate issued, weight 8,350 kgs.
Righting moment circa 28TM
Extensive refit and respray in 2012 including new 37hp Yanmar diesel engine and sail drive unit, with the boat then stored undercover in Caen until January 2014.
Under new ownership In 2014 a further cosmetic refit was carried out to the hull bottom and topsides with a re-fair and antifoul to the hull bottom and the topsides vinyl wrapped (now removed) All the future fibres PBO rigging was replaced with the Karver furlers serviced and load tested in 2015. At the same time a complete overhaul of the electronics resulted in a new B&G chart plotter and computer system, AIS, extra keel controls by helm, new Sat dome etc. The keel was ultra-sounded in March 2014. Another very comprehensive survey was undertaken on the vessel in 2017 when purchased by the present owner. New Future Fibres forestay and backstays were fitted in 2017 along with the blue vinyl wrap being removed revealing pristine white Awlgrip topsides, in addition a full anti-fouling refresh was carried out with the rudders and keel additionally painted hi vis yellow.
New North Mainsail available on very favourable terms.
New J1 and J2 sails in carbon 2016
A2 (2 of)
A3 (Cuben on furler)
A5 (Cuben on furler)
A6 (2 of) Masthead
Code 0 Fractional
Lightly used by previous owner 2015- 2016 (mostly day sailing, but also competing in the Fastnet, and Middle Sea Race). Sailed by current owner and crew from Naples to Caen September 2017. Full (500 hours) engine and sail-drive service and new Gori race propeller fitted, Cascais, October 2017.
IRC rating 1.68
Boat and rig stored undercover at V1D2 yard, Caen, Northern France
Viewing by appointment only
Inventory and description to be confirmed and subject to contract.