From the Nigel Irens design team:
“Based on the hull moulds of the ORMA 60 racing trimaran FUFICOLOR, the 19.15m (63ft) SHOCKWAVE is the ultimate high performance cruiser racer.
Launched in 2010, SHOCKWAVE has a significantly shorter rotating wing mast and 3.6m (12ft) narrower beam than an ORMA 60 making it less powerful and easier to sail short-handed with a nonprofessional crew.
SHOCKWAVE has a fully functioning cruising interior with plenty of space and headroom (even air conditioning!) and the Irens design team have incorporated essential cruising solutions like the neat stowaway articulating anchor arm and the tender garage.
SHOCKWAVE took line honours in the 2013 RORC Caribbean 600 at an average speed of 15 knots.”
LOA : 63 ft (19.15 m)
Beam : 48 ft (14.5 m)
Rig height : 83 ft (25.25 m)
Sail area : 1927 ft² (179 m²) upwind
2433 ft² (226 m²) downwind
Displacement : ~8.8 ton
Engine: Volvo 75 hp turbo diesel
CHRISTIAAN (SERGE) DURRANT – OWNER/HELMSMAN
SCOTT KLODOWSKI – PROGRAM MANAGER/TRIMMER
JEFF MEARING – HELMSMAN
NILS ERICKSON – NAVIGATOR
MAT BRYANT – HELMSMAN/TRIMMER
KAI WEEKS – BOWMAN