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Challenge 72 Yacht Specification

Length overall: 72' / 22 metres
Length of waterline: 61' /18.82 metres
Beam: 18' 2" / 5.5 metres
Height of mast above waterline: 95' / 29 metres
Draft full load: 10' / 3.05 metres
Displacement - half load: 38 tonnes
Ballast keel weight: 10.3 tonnes
Sail area - windward: 2825 sq. ft / 262.5 sq. metres
Sail area - downwind: 4020 sq. ft / 373 sq. metres

Tank capacities:
Water: 390 gals /1775 litres
Fuel: 475 gals / 2150 litres

Devonport Yachts Ltd, Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth
Kims Yacht Company, Xinhui, Peoples Republic of China

Design Team
Rob Humphreys of Rob Humphreys Yacht Design
Jim Moore of Jim Moore Designs
Roger Scammell of Key Designs
Andrew Roberts & Matthew Ratsey of Challenge Business
Devonport Yachts Ltd


Hull – 50A mild steel
Keel - Steel fin & lead bulb
Deck & Coamings - 316 stainless steel
Coachroof - GRP Balsa Sandwich

Safety Standards
The yachts are designed and fitted out to comply the MCA requirements for unlimited operations (worldwide in high latitudes)
Design approval Bureau Veritas
Certifying Authority – MECAL for MCA
Safety Standards compliance - MCA Cat 0 & Royal Ocean Racing Club, ORC Cat 0
Challenge Business policy for safety at sea
Challenge Business Quality Assurance Programme

Radio Communications Equipment
HF radio - 200 watt SSB
VHF radio - 25 watt
Hand held VHF radios

Satellite Communications Equipment
Imarsat Standard C
Iridium Sat Phone and e-mail

Main Engine
Accommodation Heater

Navigational Equipment
Wind data, water speed, depth
Safety Equipment
Lifejackets/ harnesses
Watertight Doors



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