Our Yachts v 60

Eden Yachting brings a unique opportunity to the Emirates with two Volvo 60 ocean race yachts available for charter.

Our yachts previously raced around the world as ‘Assa Abloy’ and ‘Team News Corp’ in the Volvo Ocean  Race. Under the guidance of a professional crew, the yachts are fun, exciting and easy to sail, providing everyone with a superb day out or an unforgettable racing experience, both inshore and offshore. The Volvo 60’s are perfect for Team Building, Leadership Development and client entertainment. They also revel on the race course and are unparalleled in the UAE for sailing opportunities with a difference.

The Volvo 60 is a powerful racing yacht that was designed specifically for the purpose of around the world ocean racing.

Within strict design rules the brief was simple; to build the fastest 60-foot racing machine in the world to maximise the teams chances of winning the most coveted prize in ocean racing.

The Volvo Ocean Race is the most famous of all the round the world races, with the world’s finest sailors competing  against each other, with the sole objective of victory in one of the toughest sporting challenges on the planet. In extreme conditions, teams have to succeed and perform day in, day out for 27,000 miles.  Lives depend on the success of that teamwork as each individual is pushed beyond the limits of mental and physical abilities on a daily basis.

The Volvo 60, now an iconic design, was cutting-edge in terms of structural engineering, design and build techniques. To endure the toughest and most challenging conditions on the planet the boats needed to be strong. To win the race they had to be light and extremely fast. Getting the balance right was critical in the development process.

The end result is an exciting boat to sail that is exhilarating but extremely robust and safe. Blasting around the oceans at speeds in excess of 20 knots is something that most of us only dream of.  The raw power of these machines is indescribable…

With a carefully thought-out deck layout, solid build quality, impressive stability and surprising simplicity the Volvo 60 is the ideal boat for corporate sailing, team building and racing. Most importantly it has that vital ‘wow factor’ that never ceases to impress.