Design #195 WRTWR Maxi
This is one of four "Maxi" yacht designs from our office for the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Race. This design is a non-exclusive design in that it is our own interpretation of the best boat for the race and is not designed to any clients particular requirements.
Eighteen months ago we embarked on an enormous research program for these new designs. This was made possible by organizing a joint program, sharing costs, between ourselves and our initial three clients.
This now allows a new client to gain the advantage of this research without the necessity of an early start and at a greatly reduced cost.
Our new design has more length, less beam, more stability and sail area, and lighter actual displacement than the last winner UBS SWITZERLAND.
A substantial improvement has