New sport model boat for Sydney Yachts to be launched in Hamilton Island
Following extensive research and product development, Sydney Yachts is proud to announce the launch of its limited edition Sydney 36CR-X sport model. Contracted by a current and very happy Sydney Yacht 36CR owner, the new model will be unveiled at this year’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.
Retaining the trademark qualities of the highly successful 36CR, the Sydney 36CR-X combines design and technological advancements with IRC modifications to deliver an even faster and more competitive racing yacht. Delivering the same level of stiffness as the current model, the new 36CR-X design will weigh considerably less with reduced wetted surface area for faster downwind running and improved wave catching ability.
“The initial Sydney 36CR we had was aimed at social racing and family cruising. As is so often the case the with having teenage kids the cruising didn’t happen and racing became the priority. Ironically after doing a full review of the market place three years after receiving my first Sydney 36CR, I came to the conclusion that the Sydney 36CR still was the most competitive and suitable boat for my sailing plans,” boasts new owner Andrew Hurt.
Customised to reflect the needs of its new owner, the boat will be slightly more orientated towards light air performance whilst maintaining the same righting moment for heavy air upwind speed and stability that Sydney Yachts is renowned for.
“I spoke to Sydney Yachts and they were keen to take onboard everything learnt from sailing the 36CR. Having had three 36CR’s in the top ten of the 2008 IRC National Championship as well as taking 1st place, the further refinement to the design will continue their success. Nothing like making a good thing even better,” Andrew confessed.
Over 20 Sydney 36CR’s have been delivered in Australia and the USA in just over two years, making the Sydney 36CR the fastest growing fleet in the Sydney Yachts range. With a solid history of delivering stiff, robust racing yachts, Sydney Yachts continues to be the build of choice for clients seeking a true performance vessel with cruising functionality.
Sydney Yachts constructs a range of race bred vessels with proven performance, style and strength. Sailed across the globe from the gruelling seas of the Sydney to Hobart to the lakes of Chicago, the Sydney Yachts range includes the Sydney 32OD, Sydney 36CR, Sydney 36CR-X, Sydney 38OD, Sydney 39CR and Sydney 47CR.
Sydney Yachts will be displaying their highly successful Sydney 36CR at the 2009 Sydney International Boat Show, East Cockle Bay Marina, Berth 9 from July 30th – August 3rd. This is your opportunity to view one of the most successful racer-cruisers in Australian history and to discuss the evolution in racing – the new Sydney 36CR-X.