Yacht Charter Ireland


'Challenger 67ft' Ocean Racing Yacht

Experience the thrill on board of an Ocean going racing yacht

For full details and availability email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Jeremy (00353)083 3766393.

Before becoming part of Ocean Experience our yacht has had a remarkable history. She was designed by David Thomas and built by Devonport Dockyard in 1991 for the Challenge Business. Built to withstand the arduous conditions of the Southern Ocean, she took part in the following races:

  • British Steel Challenge 1992-93
  • BT Global Challenge 1996-97
During these races our yacht circumnavigated the globe twice against the prevailing winds and currents achieving a podium finish in 1997 for Save the Children.

Both of these Challenges are billed as 'the world's toughest yacht race' and have proved the design of this yacht to be capable of withstanding the worst sea conditions the planet can manifest.

Since completing the 1997 race our yacht has taken part in adventure sailing events in Europe and crossed the Atlantic both ways as part of the EDS Atlantic Challenge.

Please enquire for details, based in the uk and available for min 1/2 week charter.


Team Building and Leadership development

Do you need to inspire your organisation? Do you have a management team or group who could benefit from improving their communication? Perhaps you just want to shake things up a bit!

Sailing is an excellent sport for people development. It reinforces, in a practical, hands on way, key business skills including:

  • Inspiring Leadership
  • Enhancing personal performance
  • Team synergy
  • Managing in a complex environment

On a day out on the water, we set some carefully prepared exercises which may include sending someone up the mast, planning and executing a sail change or planning and agreeing the winning strategy for an afternoon sailing challenge. Together we are able to demonstrate the importance of these key skills and facilitate change in a supportive environment. Details available on request

The yacht can easily accommodate 12 people in 6 cabins each with their own pipe cot. For an ocean racing yacht these are very comfortable and offer a good degree of privacy. There are two heads (toilets) complete with showers and plenty of hot water to go round - under 'normal' conditions!

Challenge 67' design specifications

Designer David Thomas
Builder Devonport Management Ltd
Drawings Thanos Condylis (C&S Yacht design)
Rig Bermudan Cutter
Mast Height 85ft 3in    25.98m
Sail Area Upwind 2454sq ft    228sq m
Sail Area Downwind 4754sq ft    441sq m
Overall length 67'    20.42m
Beam 17ft 3in    5.26m
Draught 9ft 6in   2.82m
Displacement 40 tons
Hull 50B mild steel
Deck 316 Stainless steel
Keel weight 12 Tons
Engine Perkins 130HP
Generator Perkins 27HP
Fuel 385 Gallons 1600 litres
Water 242 Gallons 1100 litres
Berths 14 in six cabins
Heaters 2 Eberspacher
Navigation and communications:
GPS 2 Magnavox
Radar Raytheon R40XX
VHF Skanti 3000
SSB Skanti 8024
Inmarsat C Thrane & Thrane
Computer Dell Laptop


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