The Carkeek 60 is built by Neil Cox, Premier Composites.
She effectively combines speed with strength in a relatively simple hull form.
She is a beautiful yacht to sail. Perfect for a smaller crew due to hydraulic winch systems.
The boat has a rounded hull shape derived from the TP52's like Hooligan and Team New Zealand, so this C60 looks like it comes from the same family but the extra length should allow it to sail away from the TP52s. With tall and very upright topsides the Carkeek 60 has plenty volume inside her lightweight 10.9 ton carbon hull, right through to the full bows. Underwater, a slim and high aspect (nearly 15 foot deep) fixed bulb keel is used, along with an equally slim single spade rudder.
Inside the yacht
Below decks is a spartan place on the C60 with not even a protruding bulkhead forward while foot- deep longitudinal stringers run the full length for rigidity. Supporting the area around the keel- stepped Southern Spars rig is a small bulkhead-grid area that contains the toilet on starboard and galley opposite containing a two burner stove with sink.
For the off-watch there's four pipecots in the saloon section and eight aft; so a total of 12 berths. Aft, behind the engine box containing the 75HP motor is the navigation station with two seats but it shares this space with tankage and the propeller lifting mechanism strut so does impinge on navigator.