Sailors with disABILITIES

Ninety Seven

Ninety Seven is one of Australia’s leading ocean racing yachts, and has the distinction of being the Line Honours winner of the Sydney to Hobart race in 1993 with the following year taking the overall win on handicap.

Designed by Farr Yacht Design, and built by Boatspeed in 1993, Ninety Seven underwent a major refit in 2003-04 and was optimized for IRC. This included a new Hi Modulus Carbon mast, PBO rigging, and a new keel and carbon rudder.

More recently, in 2013, a new carbon bowsprit was added and she took line honours in the Melbourne to Launceston race.

A fast yacht, ready to race, and with plenty of podium finishes to her name Ninety Seven is extensively equipped, for both round the cans and offshore racing.

Part of our Melbourne program, Ninety Seven has been specially modified to be accessible for the wide range of disabilities in the participants welcomed by SWD on board every week in Melbourne.

Raised guard rails, wheelchair restrains, and redesign of the cockpit, have made Ninety Seven a safe and inclusive vessel for all SWD participants. Learn more about our Melbourne program here. 

Name: Ninety Seven

Year: 1993

Model: Farr 47

Builder: Boatspeed

Designer: Bruce Farr

Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

LOA: 14.32m

Beam: 4.28m

Draft: 2.68m

Displacement: 7739kg

IRC Rating 2013: 1.176

AMS Rating 2013: 1.033

Hull Material: Composite

Hull Colour: White

Deck Material: Composite

Keel Type: Fin & Bulb

Rudder Type: Carbon

Engine: Single Diesel

Engine Type: Volvo Penta 60HP

Fuel Capacity: 100L

Drives: Sail Drive with 2 blade folding Prop