Please select your home edition
Edition
March to end August 2024 affiliate link

World's top builders to produce VX ONE design in three continents

by Sail-World.com on 24 Jul 2013
VX ONE will be built in three continents by three of the world’s top builders VX One http://vxonedesignracing.com/

A collaboration of three of the top one design builders has been formed around the exciting VX ONE Design sportsboat.

US based Bennett Yachting has announced that it has teamed up with Ovington Boats (UK) and MacKay Boats (New Zealand) to establish international VX ONE builders in three continents.

Mackay Boats and Ovington already have a working relationship with a number of Olympic and International classes. Mackay Boats is the predominant builder in four of the Olympic classes, and led the development of the 49erFX - the new Womens Olympic skiff.

Also announced is the formation of a new Gold Cup circuit for the VX ONE Design to get underway in 2014.

Brian Bennett, CEO of Bennett Yachting, Inc and Lead Designer of the state-of-the-art One Design VX ONE announced the collaboration that will bring the VX ONE firmly onto the international stage and provide high quality, tightly controlled production of this multi award-winning design by two of the world’s best production small boat builders.

The VX ONE was the unanimous winner of the 2012 Sailing World 'Overall Boat of the Year' and 'Best One Design' as well as Sail magazine’s 2012 'Best Boat' award. The VX is a robust, easy to sail high performance 19’ 'ballast assisted' dinghy that is highly responsive and powerful, with the conveniences of furling and self-tacking jib. On an ideal day, speeds in excess of 24 knots have been recorded.

The class association is professionally run and backed by an executive committee of owners with considerable One Design experience. Class rules are written to ISAF guidelines for easy crossover in the next few years.

The VX One is supported by three established brands with decades of experience, Ovington Boats, MacKay Boats and Bennett Yachting, Inc.. With fleets growing throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, this collaboration will further set the VX One on a firm platform for significant international growth.



Both Ovington and MacKay are world renowned for their high quality Olympic and world championship race boats - Mackay for their 470’s, 49ers and 420’s, and Ovington for their 49er, 29er, 505, Flying Fifteen, I-14, and Musto Performance skiff.

'Ovington and MacKay are ideal partners in this project. While they compete on the 49er, there is a lot of quality collaboration and exchange of information that is hard to find elsewhere. Both are thoroughly established, experienced, and proven in the field of international classes and their development' notes designer Brian Bennett.

Production ramp-up will be under way in Ovington’s Newcastle, UK, factory in July, in time for deliveries to the US North Americans in November and a major European launch this winter. MacKay will follow suit, with deliveries targeted for later in 2013.

Bennett Yachting (BY) will focus on full-scale support of the growing NA VX ONE fleet, with a major Gold Cup style circuit planned for 2014. BY will oversee and coordinate international marketing and quality control as well as maintenance of measurement procedures. As a licensed dealer, BY will also market and distribute the highly regarded International Musto Performance Skiff throughout North America.

The all-new Bennettyachting.com website will be launched mid-August, revealing comprehensive information on the VX ONE and Musto Performance Skiff. The new site will also debut advanced and sustainable regatta support systems that will revolutionize the way we sail, travel and compete.

In the meantime http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bennett-Yachting-Inc/432183836856267!click_here to see more about the VX ONE Design

Bennett Yachting can now move as many as six VX ONE’s, or 16 Musto skiffs utilizing a new 48’ event trailer, with on-board spares, service, rigging, and customer support to every event.

This will pave the way for a new standard in affordable grand prix sailing, giving time back to the sailors and providing an energy-efficient solution with one truck and trailer doing the work of as many as 15vehicles, plus countless hours of driving.



Flagstaff 2021AUG - Excess 12 - FOOTERX-Yachts X4.038 South / Jeanneau AUS SF30 OD - FOOTER

Related Articles

Vendée Liberty set for 24 May
The IMOCA yachts show off in New York The images promise to be breathtaking: imagine a whole fleet of IMOCA yachts at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, flying over the water with the Skyline in the background? You're not dreaming!
Posted today at 3:49 pm
Introducing Paris 2024 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team
Celebrating and introducing the sailors off to Marseille shortly For fans of U.S. Olympic sailing, the past several quadrennials have been a nosebleed, at best. Despite this history, however, the USA has fielded a young-but-hopefully-competitive team for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Posted today at 3:00 pm
Normandy Match Cup in Le Havre overall
Megan Thomson and her 2.0 Racing crew win in France New Zealand's Megan Thomson and her 2.0 Racing crew of Maeve White, Josi Andres, Charlotte Porter and Rose Garcia Royo yesterday won the 2024 Normandy Match Cup in Le Havre, France, the third stage of the 2024 Women's World Match Racing Tour.
Posted today at 12:44 pm
Media analysis of first Global Solo Challenge
Sharing some of the highlights from third-party media analysis With the first edition of the Global Solo Challenge 2023-2024 drawing to a close, we commissioned a third-party media analysis to assess the results.
Posted today at 11:45 am
TR Racing - Synergy
The key concept underpinning Thomas Ruyant Racing is the notion of working together The key concept underpinning the creation and philosophy of Thomas Ruyant Racing is the notion of working together.
Posted today at 9:18 am
UpWind by MerConcept announces all-female crew
Team ready to roll in Saint-Malo for Act 1 of Ocean Fifty Series UpWind by MerConcept, the brand-new all-female training hub for offshore multihull sailing, has announced its squad for the first Act of the 2024 Ocean Fifty Series.
Posted today at 8:43 am
Swedish Challenge, Powered by Artemis Technologies
Team announced for Inaugural Women's America's Cup Swedish Challenge, powered by Artemis Technologies, has announced the six sailors who will form the Swedish Challenge Women's Team and compete in the 37th America's Cup on October 5 in Barcelona.
Posted today at 5:02 am
Expresso Martini to take on best
At Ocean Dynamics and Mount Gay Airlie Beach Race Week Entries for Whitsunday SC's Ocean Dynamics and Mount Gay Airlie Beach Race Week 2024 continue to flow in and competition is set to ignite in the Trailable Yachts and Sports Boat class, while new support sponsors sign up for the popular Queensland regatta.
Posted today at 4:37 am
Near record fleet for 2024 Apollo Bay Race
The ORCV Coastal Championship decider As the sailing season draws to a close, offshore sailors are now focusing on the Melbourne to Apollo Bay Race which starts at 9am on Saturday the 25th of May.
Posted today at 4:29 am
The most famous boat in the world
Goes by a lot of nicknames, but you'd think Comanche fits the bill wherever she goes Goes by a lot of nicknames, but you'd have to think Comanche fits the bill wherever she goes. Right oh. Well, for just another eight months or so, she's not going anywhere. The most famous boat in the world has another, albeit short, charter with one aim.
Posted on 20 May