MARI-CHA III

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SPECIFICATIONS

  • Launched Autumn 1997
  • Builder Sensation Yachts
  • Hull construction Marten Marine (carbon composite)
  • Architect Philippe Briand
  • Interior Designer John Munford Design
  • Project manager Jef d’Etiveaud
  • Certification ABS hull certificate
  • LOA 146 ft 8 in (44.70 m)
  • LWL 124 ft 7 in (38.00 m)
  • Beam 29 ft 6 in (9.00 m)
  • Draft 14 ft 9 in (4.50 m)
  • Ballast - Fin keel and bulb 90,000 pounds (41.000 Kg) - Water ballast 1750 Gal.
  • Displacement - Cruising 277,200 pounds (126,000 Kg) - Racing 240,000 pounds (110,000 Kg)
  • Rigging Rod, Riggarna and Aramid
  • Spars Southern Spars (carbon composite)
  • Sail Area - Upwind 1,000 m2 - Downwind 1,680 m2
  • Water tanks 5000 L
  • Fuel tanks 9,000 L (2,500 nm range at 10 kts)
  • Main engine Caterpillar 600 H.P. max speed under power 14.8 kts
  • Bowthruster Max Power 50 H.P.
  • Generators - Northern Lights 40 Kw - Panda 15Kw - Hydraulic generator 15Kw
  • Water maker HEM 260 l/h
  • Air-conditionning Aqua air
  • Hydraulic system - HPS, Deck Winches, Bow thruster, 15 Kw Alternator

ELECTRONICS

  • Computer - Power PC Apple with Pentium II board - Ethernet throughout the boat
  • Central nav - B&G Hercules 790 interfaced to the rest of the instruments and to the computer (Max Sea)
  • GPS Trimble plus one manual
  • Radar Furuno 96 Miles
  • SSB Sea Co.
  • VHF Two Skanti and two portables
  • Intercom Through the PABX tel system
  • Auto pilot Segatron
  • Video systems In the saloon, owner’s, crew mess. CCTV exavision
  • Hifisystems In Saloon, owner’s, Pilot house, Guest cabins, Crew mess
  • Deck Gear Lewmar custom and Harken Custom
  • Dinghies - Custom Kevlar 15.5 hard bottom inflatable with
 50 H.P. Yamaha. - Zodiac Futura Mk II with 15 H.P. Yamaha

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Record breaker 
MARI-CHA III is a Super Maxi whose hydraulic sailing systems may be converted to manual operation to comply with the rules stipulated by the World Speed Sailing Record Council.
The interior can be dismantled to reduce weight for racing programs and give room to the racing crew of 25. However, the full width owner's suite with its adjoining study and large shower room remains largely intact, as do the crew quarters. MARI-CHA III, in racing mode, became the new Atlantic record breaker on October 24, 1998, when she crossed the finish line at Lizard Point in southern England at 12:08:17. MARI-CHA III sailed from New York to Lizard in 8 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes and 41 seconds. She averaged 14 knots. Sydney/Hobart 1999 Hobart Dec 28, 1999
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Mari-Cha III, Bob Miller's 147' Ketch, holder of the fastest time accross the Atlantic, beat this morning the Sydney to Hobart record. Sailing the 627 course in 1day 18h 37' at an average speed of 14.75 Knts Mari-Cha beat Morning Glory's record by 19h30'10" a gain of 46.The crew lead by the owner Skipper Bob Miller and co-skipper Jef d'Etiveaud included 3 watch leaders: international top sailors Michael Sanderson, Tom Dodson and Herve Jan who arrived in Sydney after his victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre. Prince Pavlos of Greece and Prince Alexander Von Furstenberg were members of the crew. On a rough course with wind averaging between 25 and 40 knots, the ketch showed running superiority often hiting speeds in excess of 30 Knts best speed recorded is 32.45 Kts in winds favoring lighter boats such as Nokia which arriving two hours after Mari-Cha took the official race 1st place. Mari-Cha however established a new class record. She also becomes the fastest boat on this course. Bob Miller who found the race "too short"... comments: We trust we set a hight level of performance for the next superyacht race on the same course.

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Mari Cha 4 Specifications

  • Name Mari Cha 4
  • Model Custom
  • Sub Type Performance
  • Class Bureau Veritas
  • Hull Colour -
  • Naval Architects Briand Yacht Design Clay Oliver Owen Clarke Design
  • Exterior Designers Elliott Boat Design Ltd Philippe Briand
  • Interior Designer
  • Length Overall 42.0m
  • Length at Waterline 40.0m
  • Draft (min) -
  • Draft (max) 6.5m
  • Gross Tonnage -
  • Cabins Total 6
  • Cabins 4 Double / 2 Twin / 2 Pullman
  • Hull Configuration -
  • Hull Material Carbon/Nomex
  • Superstructure -
  • Deck Material GRP
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Manufacturer YANMAR
  • Power 270 kW
  • Total Power 270 kW
  • Propulsion Single Screw
  • Max Speed 30 Kn
  • Cruising Speed -
  • Fuel Capacity 1600
  • Water Capacity 1200
  • Generator 1 x Northern Lights 16 kW
  • Stabilizers -
  • Thrusters -
  • Amenities -
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How Comanche took more than a day off the transatlantic record

  • Elaine Bunting
  • November 15, 2016

The supermaxi Comanche broke the transatlantic record for monohulls (west to east) in July 2016, taking more than a day off the record. Here's how

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No sailing record has a more storied history, or is harder to beat, than the transatlantic record. At a time when sailing records are being divided into smaller currencies and made with greater frequency, this is the big one. Ever since 1905, when Scots skipper Charlie Barr reduced it to 12 days in Wilson Marshall’s 56m/185ft three-masted schooner Atlantic , it has been a grand and famous prize.

On 28 July this year a new high water mark for this famous record was set when the 30.5m/100ft supermaxi Comanche crossed the finish line of the historic course from Ambrose Light, New York to The Lizard Point in Cornwall. She had finished a job for which she was built. The crew completed the 2,880-mile course (sailing 2,946 miles, only 66 miles farther than the Great Circle distance) in 5d 14h 21m and, in doing so, Jim Clark’s super-machine and her all-star crew bettered the previous record by well over a day.

See the full report from July on Yachting World.

The record Comanche broke is notoriously hard. That is why the last incumbent, Mari Cha IV , had hung onto it since 2003. Comanche , unlike the 42m/138ft Briand-designed schooner that preceded her, is an insanely powerful contraption with massive beam at the stern, long reverse sheer, a mast well abaft 50 per cent of the boat length, a towering, narrow mainsail and a long boom overhanging the stern. Comanche was built for raw speed with the wind abaft the beam.

But to break the record, the yacht needed mainly reaching conditions to take her all the way across, riding only one weather system. And it had to be the right kind of low pressure, not too fast and not one that would fizzle or be blocked before it reached Ireland.

“We needed a low pressure that was strong enough to make it all the way to the English Channel,” explains Stan Honey, the team’s navigator. “The question for Comanche was: could we find a system that was slow enough that she could stay in front of it?”

Honey went back to 2004, downloaded historical weather data in GRIB format and ran the boat’s polars starting every six hours from June through November for every year since. “What I found,” he says, “is that there was, on average, only two [suitable] systems per year.”

In June, Comanche returned from the Newport-Bermuda Race. Skipper Ken Read had his pick of 30 of the world’s best sailors, to be on a rolling rota over a three-month period, ready to go at a moment’s notice. Boat captain Casey Smith prepared Comanche . She had always been designed to sail in manual configuration, as world speed sailing records forbid the use of stored power, so the hydraulic pit winch and sail controls could instead be powered by rotary pumps.

One of the things Stan Honey had discovered was: “If you succeeded, it [would be on a weather pattern that] was reaching and running, so we took fewer sails and removed the daggerboards.” Taking the boards out saved 400kg. Upwind sails that would not play a part in record conditions were left ashore.

Twice the weather looked as if it was shaping up right. There were two near-misses when airline tickets were bought and crew were on their way to the airport only to find that the forecasts had changed. But in July a suitable weather window appeared, and continued to improve. This was a low that was travelling slowly by virtue of an old warm front left over and a weak leftover low on the north-west edge of the Azores High.

At the right speed for Comanche , and with a low probability of overtaking her, it could potentially carry her on south-westerlies all the way. It was Code Green.

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Her crew headed out from New York late in the evening of 22 July. After all the planning – six long years from concept to this point – Ken Read was not aboard. He had a prior commitment to commentate at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth. The team decided to go ahead. “It was helpful for us all to know how rare this weather was,” says Stan Honey.

The first few nights at sea were difficult and there were times when the record hung in the balance. First, Comanche had to negotiate a line of thunderstorms. Behind these the wind fell light and they slowed. A hold up of an hour or two may not seem that critical, but it was worrying for the crew because it increased the odds that they might fall off the back of the low pressure system. Typically, this is how records fail: a breakage or some other delay kicks you out the back door.

But past that the boat was, Casey Smith remembers, “ripping along”. They were doing 550-mile days; they were blasting. Though it was mainly grey and overcast, that did not dampen the mood on board. True to the forecast, the sailing was, Smith says, ideal.

There were 17 crew on board, the fewest Comanche had ever raced with. Since conditions were not expected to vary greatly, they weren’t going to be doing many sail changes. Smith remembers doing only five sail changes during the record. “Normally we might do that in a day,” he says.

The only sails used apart from the main were the A3, Comanche’s VMG-style running sail, up “90 per cent of the time” and the FRO, or fractional reaching Code 0.

Comanche’s actual track is in black. The theoretical optimum route from the GFS H0 weather analysis is in blue.

Comanche’s actual track is in black. The theoretical optimum route from the GFS HO weather analysis is in blue.

Coming on home

At times there was fog, and the radar and AIS watch was intensified. “Fog is always the case with transatlantic records, as you’re doing it in the warm sector,” says Stan Honey. “It’s all grey and every bone in your body tells you you are going to get pasted, but because you are travelling along with it you don’t.”

When the record had its hairy moments, it was because the breeze faded. “Once we cleared out of the top of Newfoundland and through the ice areas that was our lightest period of the race, 15-18 knots,” says Smith. “We had to be very careful. But we were still doing 18-20 knots [of boat speed] and the breeze soon built up.”

But was it rough? Smith just laughs. “Maybe we are going to have to tell people we had 5m seas. No, it was as calm as I’ve seen the Atlantic. We wouldn’t have seen a swell over 2m. Although between the warm and cold front we had lousy visibility, the wonderful thing is that you get flat water and because you are moving with the system seas are just starting to build.” He thinks the maximum wave height was even less. “Never more than 1.5m,” he declares.

“It seemed to be that we were so well lined up on the system that we’d advance to run out of wind down to below 20 knots and then the wind would slowly build up and then run out. That’s how much on the front edge of the system we were. We’d poke out of it and come back in,” says Smith. “ But in flat water and breeze, doing 500+ mile days, we were just coming on home.”

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A big, hollow drum

It never got especially cold on board. According to Casey Smith some of the crew did not wear boots at any point on the way across, only deck shoes. But the water temperature dropped to 9°C so perhaps that is merely a measure of their hardiness. Honey laughs that he knows a Kiwi sailor who wore Crocs rounding Cape Horn – and it’s not an indication of fair weather.

On the other hand, the safety routines aboard were stringent. Crew had AIS beacons, strobes, always wore harnesses and tethers, and were clipped on “the whole time. No one comes on deck without a harness or lifejacket,” says Smith.

Apart from sandwiches for the first day, food was all freeze-dried. There was “not a huge amount of joking; it was a level, calm group and super-professional. Everyone was very focused,” says Smith. But on board it was noisy: the boat is a big, hollow carbon drum. And it’s wet, although the worst of the water and wind was kept off the driver and trimmers by an offshore dodger.

Coming into the English Channel in low, grey cloud and fog, Comanche ’s crew were well ahead of the record. The ideal had been to take as much as a day off Mari Cha ’s record, but when they fizzed past Lizard Point, not stopping, but carrying on to the Solent, they had improved the benchmark time by 1d 3h 31m. They had done the whole Atlantic, just shy of 3,000 miles, at an average speed of 21.44 knots.

Transatlantic by numbers

Record course: Ambrose Light to The Lizard, leaving Nantucket Shoal and Cape Race to port

Great Circle distance: 2,880 miles

Distance sailed: 2,946 miles

Average speed on theoretical course: 21.44 knots

Average speed on actual course: 21.93 knots

Peak GPS speed over ground: 21.5 knots

Average wind: 21.5 knots (TWS)

Average true wind angel: 130.5°

Peak true wind speed (TWS): 32.2 knots (ten-second average)

Could it be bettered?

As soon as a record has been broken it’s customary to ask if it could be bettered, and for Comanche that is a valid question. This is a yacht capable of even more. “For sure,” is Casey Smith’s judgement. “We had periods of light wind, below 15 knots for 24 hours, and if we had had even five more knots of wind we would have taken another 12 hours off the record.

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“There is no reason why you wouldn’t have another go.” Stan Honey agrees, but with caveats. “If we had had a somewhat faster system we could easily take another ten hours off the record. But then it is kind of like playing with fire: if you have a system you can barely keep up with, it is a low probability bet. It might take two or three attempts.

“These records are the most frustrating for us. The crew hates it because it feels as if the world is passing them by; the navigator hates it because he’s working every day, and the owner hates it because it’s costing a lot of money!”

Which is why Comanche ’s Atlantic record is so colossal: complete success at their first shot. “This was as good as it gets,” Honey says. “It’s to the credit of Ken Read and the owner, and it’s a real honour to sail with these guys. They really are an extraordinary group; some of the best sailors in the world. You look around and everyone is just really happy to be sailing with each other.”

Jim Clark and his wife, Kristy Hinze Clark, were not aboard for this record, but when they finished Clark said: “ Comanche was built to break ocean records and the guys have once again powered our fantastic fat-bottomed girl to another title. I am so proud of the entire team and everyone involved in the entire programme from top to bottom. Kristy and I are over the moon.”

Comanche transatlantic crew: a who’s who of sailing

Casey Smith (AUS), boat captain Stan Honey (USA), navigator Tony Mutter (NZL), trimmer Dirk de Ridder (NED), main trimmer Chris Maxted (AUS), boat crew Jon von Schwarz (USA), grinder Juggy Clougher (AUS), bow Julien Cressant (FRA), pit Nick Dana (USA), bow Pablo Arrarte (ESP), runners Pepe Ribes (ESP), bow Peter van Niekerk (NED), trimmer Phil Harmer (AUS), grinder Richard Clarke (CAN), runners Robert Greenhalgh (GBR), main trimmer Shannon Falcone (ATG), grinder Yann Riou (FRA), media

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The new 143 ft MariCha 1V, for owner Mr Miller, has been launched recently in France. The design brief for the yacht was for the fastest mono hull in the world. Greg Elliott playing a major role in the design of the "Mari Cha 1V", over the past 4 years, has just returned from sea trials including a West- East Atlantic crossing. Elliott says the sea trials to date have shown the boat is extremely fast and has enormous potential. An attempt to set a new East - West Atlantic crossing record, from New York to England, will take place sometime in October.

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Mari-Cha IV Transatlantic Attempt to Start Thursday Morning

  • By Tony Bessinger
  • Updated: October 1, 2003

A representative from the Mari-Cha IV crew has announced that the new 140-foot schooner will be attempting to break the West-East Transatlantic record beginning at around 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning. The 2,925-mile course will take M-C IV from Ambrose light off New York City to the Lizard, a lighthouse at Land’s End England, the entrance to the English Channel. The current holder of the record is Swiss sailor Bernard Stamm, who sailed his fully-crewed Open 60 Armor Lux-Foie Gas Bizac across in 8d:20h:55m:35s, an average speed of 13.73 knots.You can follow the progress on M-C IV at http://www.mari-cha4.com

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Conversion of offshore racer Mari Cha IV to superyacht Samurai at Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman is undertaking the conversion of 42m carbon composite offshore racer Mari Cha IV , which will be relaunched as Samurai .

The yacht is being converted at Royal Huisman's Huisfit division in Vollenhove, The Netherlands, for an experienced yachtsmen who would like to add cruising amenities to the high-performance racer.William Bishop of Yachting Partners International assisted the client with the selection of the interior designer, the creation of the exterior concept design and the selection of the refit shipyard. Project management is by yacht consultant Jens Cornelsen.

The epoxy carbon fiber structure will be modified to provide for the addition of a new deckhouse, superstructure and cockpits designed by Rhoades Young Design. The UK-based design firm is also taking extreme weight savings into consideration in the design of the bespoke interior, creating an liveable cruising interior where currently there is a barebones racing interior.

Also in the realm of weight savings, lifting keel will replace her canting keel, and Samurai will sport easy-to-maintain faux teak decks. The yacht will also receive a full technical overhaul and upgrade of all on board systems, including high-speed hydraulics for the winches and new alarm, entertainment, monitoring and navigation systems.

The Royal Huisman yard also stays busy with its new builds , including three yachts ranging in size from 40 to 52 metres. The recently launched 48m Royal Huisman superyacht Wisp is on track for her forthcoming delivery.

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Sailing 3,000 Miles for Speed Records

By Nancy Ramsey

  • May 19, 2005

For A. Robert Towbin, an investment banker who has been working on Wall Street on and off since 1951, crossing the ocean in a sailboat is "probably the only time I never think about the stock market."

On Saturday afternoon, Towbin, who is a trustee of the New York Yacht Club, will be off Sandy Hook, N.J., aboard his 90-foot Sumurun, for the start of the 2005 Rolex Trans-Atlantic Challenge, a race that begins at the mouth of the Hudson River and ends at the mouth of the English Channel.

Twenty monohulls -- low-tech, high-tech, wood, fiberglass and carbon; ranging in length from 70 to 252 feet -- are competing in a race that may or may not break the official 100-year-old record of 12 days 4 hours 1 minute 19 seconds.

That record was set during the 1905 Kaiser's Cup (also known as the Great Ocean Race) by a three-masted schooner called Atlantic. The winning skipper was Charlie Barr, a professional sailor who had moved from Scotland to America and, legend has it, locked the boat's owner in a cabin when he suggested shortening sails, forsaking speed for safety, during a gale.

Sailors have, of course, crossed the Atlantic in fewer days. In 2003, Mari-Cha IV set the record for a monohull: 6 days 17 hours 52 minutes 39 seconds.

But those are passage records, and sailors can wait months for optimal weather conditions. This one is a race record, according to standards set by the New York Yacht Club and the World Sailing Speed Record Council. The difference is, barring a horrific storm, the Rolex Challenge must start Saturday.

"Part of the fun of this race is starting in whatever conditions the weather brings you," said Tom Mattus, a meteorologist with Commanders' Weather, consultants for 13 of the 20 boats.

Asked to predict the weather, Mattus said it looked as if Saturday would bring light, shifty winds (the ones that drive sailors crazy). "The first big wind will arrive late Tuesday for the faster boats," he said.

A light-weather race would "make it much more difficult to break the record," said Hugh Amherst, who will be aboard Mari-Cha IV. Lord Amherst is the commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, England, who participated in this race the last time it was run, in 1997.

Amherst, like Towbin, is looking forward to the race. "There's something very humbling about it, when you're out in the big ocean," Amherst said.

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  • Impressive 2,879nm range
  • Multi-award winning
  • ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) hull certificate classification
  • Sleeps 8 overnight

The multi-award winning 44.7m/146'8" sail yacht 'Mari-Cha III' was built by Sensation Yachts in New Zealand at their Auckland shipyard. Her interior is styled by design house John Munford and she was completed in 1997. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of Philippe Briand and she was last refitted in 2011.

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Mari-Cha III has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 suites. She is also capable of carrying up to 8 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

Range & Performance

Mari-Cha III is built with a composite hull and GRP superstructure, with teak decks. Mari-Cha III comfortably cruises at 10 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 14 knots with a range of up to 2,879 nautical miles from her 9,000 litre fuel tanks at 10 knots. Her water tanks store around 5,000 Litres of fresh water. She was built to ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) hull certificate classification society rules.

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Mari-Cha III Awards & Nominations

  • International Superyacht Society Awards 1998 Best Sailing Yacht 36m+ Winner
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  1. Mari Cha 4

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  3. Mari cha 4 transatlantic record 2003

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  4. MARI CHA IV

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  5. Mari Cha Iv : Custom : Yachts : Philippe Briand : Yacht Design

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  6. MARI CHA IV

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  1. Mari-Cha IV

    Mari-Cha IV. Mari-Cha IV is a schooner superyacht, built for American billionaire Robert Miller with the goal of winning sailing records. The designers were Philippe Briand, [1] [2] Greg Elliott [3] [2] and Clay Oliver. [2] The yacht has a waterline length of 40.2 m, a width of 9.6 m, and a displacement of 50 t.

  2. Mari-cha Iii

    MARI-CHA III, in racing mode, became the new Atlantic record breaker on October 24, 1998, when she crossed the finish line at Lizard Point in southern England at 12:08:17. MARI-CHA III sailed from New York to Lizard in 8 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes and 41 seconds. She averaged 14 knots.

  3. MARI CHA IV

    Manage consent. Maria Cha IV is a sailing yacht by Philippe Briand. Naval architect and sailing yacht designer.

  4. 42.0m Mari Cha 4 Superyacht

    Length 42.0m. Year2003. Mari Cha 4. 2003. |. Sail Yacht. Mari Cha 4 is a 42m sailing yacht built in 2003 by JMV Industries. Mari Cha 4 is the famous swing keel/water ballasted schooner originally developed solely for breaking world sailing records. After several seasons the decision was made to enter the yacht in superyacht regattas and it was ...

  5. Mari-Cha Iv

    Mari-Cha IV is a sailing superyacht built as a two-masted schooner. The boat was ordered by Robert Miller with the particular goal of winning sailing records...

  6. Mari Cha 4 Superyacht

    Mari Cha 4 Type. Sail Model. Custom Sub Type. Performance Year. 2003 Flag. Malta MCA - Class. Bureau Veritas ... Briand Yacht Design Clay Oliver Owen Clarke Design. Exterior Designers. Elliott Boat Design Ltd Philippe Briand. Interior Designer. Dimensions Length Overall. 42.0m Length at Waterline. 40.0m Beam. 9.6m Draft (min) - Draft (max)

  7. Samurai: The record-breaking racer refitted as a superyacht

    As Mari-Cha IV, the 42.4 metre schooner's sole purpose was to set speed and distance records over offshore courses with all sails handled manually (two teams of grinders and trimmers working 21 winches on deck). ... "On a boat you have so many levels and shapes and intrusions… symmetry and order make people comfortable and feel at home

  8. MARI CHA Yacht • Robert Warren Miller $10M Sailing Superyacht

    The Mari Cha, a luxury sailing yacht, was built by Sensation Yachts in 1997 and designed by Philippe Briand Ltd. Powered by a Caterpillar engine, the yacht has a max speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. The interior of the yacht can comfortably accommodate eight guests and a crew of five. Billionaire Robert Warren Miller, founder ...

  9. Fastest yacht: The giant record breakers

    The 140ft Mari Cha IV was launched in 2003, at this size both Mari Cha IV and (140ft) Skorpios face a similar problem, there are several top races that have an upper LOA limit of 100ft - neither ...

  10. Mari Cha IV does it again

    Mari Cha IV, the 140ft super maxi has bettered her 24 hour distance record to 511.4 nm. ... Boat tests; iPad navigation; Multihulls; Superyachts. J Class; Great Escapes. Sailing across the Atlantic;

  11. Line honours again for Mari-Cha IV

    Mari-Cha IV crossed the finish line off the Royal Yacht Squadron at 1503 with an elapsed time of 5 hours, 53 minutes and 52 seconds. This was outside of the record for this course of 4 hours, 47 minutes set by the late Gianni Agnelli's Stealth during the 2001 America's Cup Jubilee. ... with American Magic focused on boat maneuvers, while ...

  12. How Comanche took more than a day off the transatlantic record

    The ideal had been to take as much as a day off Mari Cha 's record, but when they fizzed past Lizard Point, not stopping, but carrying on to the Solent, they had improved the benchmark time by ...

  13. Mari Cha IV

    The design brief for the yacht was for the fastest mono hull in the world. Greg Elliott playing a major role in the design of the "Mari Cha 1V", over the past 4 years, has just returned from sea trials including a West- East Atlantic crossing. Elliott says the sea trials to date have shown the boat is extremely fast and has enormous potential.

  14. Schooner Breaks Century-Old Record for Crossing the Atlantic

    Mari-Cha IV, the 140-foot schooner owned by the duty-free shopping magnate Robert Miller, eclipsed the 1905 record of the three-masted schooner Atlantic by 2 days 12 hours 5 minutes and 56 seconds.

  15. Mari-Cha IV Smashes 24-Hour Record

    Sails 511 Miles in 24 hours on way to possible Transatlantic record

  16. MARI-CHA IV SAILING

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  17. Mari-Cha IV Transatlantic Attempt to Start Thursday Morning

    The 140-foot Schooner Will Leave New York in the Early Morning Hours

  18. Conversion of offshore racer Mari Cha IV to ...

    15 April 2014 • Written by Risa Merl. Royal Huisman is undertaking the conversion of 42m carbon composite offshore racer Mari Cha IV, which will be relaunched as Samurai. The yacht is being converted at Royal Huisman's Huisfit division in Vollenhove, The Netherlands, for an experienced yachtsmen who would like to add cruising amenities to the ...

  19. Sailing 3,000 Miles for Speed Records

    In 2003, Mari-Cha IV set the record for a monohull: 6 days 17 hours 52 minutes 39 seconds. But those are passage records, and sailors can wait months for optimal weather conditions.

  20. Mari Cha 4

    dougfrolich: Mari Cha 4. Mari Cha has sailed over 1,000 miles in the first two days of its trans Atlantic Record attempt. Wow!! www.MariCha4.com Posted by: ... Boat Design Net. Home Boat Design Gallery > Albums > dougfrolich > Member Album by dougfrolich > Home; Boat Design Forums. Boat Design Forums. Quick Links. Search Forums;

  21. Mari-Cha III: World's coolest yachts

    She claimed a fistful of record passages including, in 1999, the fastest ever from Sydney to Hobart. Sailing the 630-mile course in 1d 18h at a then phenomenal average of 14.75 knots, but often ...

  22. MARI-CHA III Yacht

    The multi-award winning 44.7m/146'8" sail yacht 'Mari-Cha III' was built by Sensation Yachts in New Zealand at their Auckland shipyard. Her interior is styled by design house John Munford and she was completed in 1997. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of Philippe Briand and she was last refitted in 2011.

  23. Mari-Chai

    Super Anarchist. 1,641. 0. Virginia Beach VA, USA. Apr 21, 2008. #3. Unless you're now talking about tea, Mari Cha IV (short for Marie and Chantal) is now put out to charter/pasture, which was always the plan. I'm sure that Mari Cha V will be fantastic.