Kiwis are favoring Wellington harbour for the new 40FC yacht Take a look at it here: http://www.farrdesign.com/FYS/685_Kiwi_Class_40/Kiwi40FC_brochdef.pdf
Bodacious Dream, the Kiwi 40FC yacht built in Wellington to contest the 2013-14 Global Ocean Race, has been shipped to her new owner in Florida.
Bodacious Dream's American skipper, Dave Rearick, test-sailed the boat extensively on Wellington Harbour for three weeks after Christmas, with the boat producing impressive performances - hitting speeds of 21.7 knots in 25 knots of breeze.
The boat is the third Kiwi 40FC from the drawing board of BT Boats, produced in Wellington by Hakes Marine.
Lapo Ancillotti, director of BTBoats said: "We definitely wanted to design an all-round Class40 and I had the feeling that most of the designs are fairly specialised, specifically for reaching. We wanted to develop a boat that could be raced effectively in many circumstances, short-handed, fully-crewed, inshore and offshore and I think we've really achieved something."