Volvo 70

  • Reference ID 634
  • Builder Volvo
  • Model 70
  • Farr Yacht Design
  • Year 2005
  • Location Spain
  • L.O.A. (mtr) 21.50
  • Beam (mtr) 5.10
  • Draft (mtr) 4.5
  • Displacement (Kg) 14
  • Engine Volvo D2-75
  • Berths 12

Yacht description

ERICSSON 1 is a great Volvo 70 Class sailing yacht to combine serious racing, racing charter, cruising and conversion project.

She is in good condition with following components renewed recently: standing rigging,
running rigging, radar, plotters, autopilot, head, batteries, charging systems, engine (just a few
hundred hours) and Saildrive transmission.
The hydraulic system has been rebuil and located in the engine compartment. The new system has an electric diven and one engine driven pump. Several of the components are new.

E1 competed in the 2005/06 Volvo Ocean Race as Ericsson Racing Team with Neal McDonald as skipper. In 2019 the current owner started a serious refit with new standing rigging, running  rigging, radar, plotters, autopilot, head, batteries, charging systems, engine (just a few
hundred hours) and Saildrive.

Furter the keel system has been improved and the old well-known problem with the sliding doors of the keel dillet have been eliminated. In spring 2021 her deck has been refitted as well with several deck hardware being renewedand all deck and cockpit repainted.

Current home base is Vigo in Spain, an excellent strategic place located half way between North Europe and the Med as well as being an ideal departure and arrival place for Atlantic crossings.

Special features make her outstanding from most other Volvo 70:

She is very fast up- and downwind in all conditions and excellent in light winds in general. A race like the ARC which is a pure downwind race or the Rolex Middle Sea Race often with lots of light winds suits her well.

Recent Result:

2nd in Line Honours in the ROLEX Middle Sea Race, just 2 min. behind the all pre-crewed 'I Love Poland', the closest finish of the race ever.




  • Canting keel with hydraulic rams
  • 2 Dagger boards
  • single rudder


  • 4 x 68 Halyards, one of them 3-speed connected to the pedestal system
  • Furlers: 2 x KZ Furlers
  • 2 Dagger Boards
  • Hydraulic trim controlls:
    •Check stays
  • Hall spar carbon mast
  • Carbon boom with lazy jack system
  • PBO Future Fibres lateral rigging
  • Wire design polished rod forestay
  • Spectra runners


•Max sail area upwind: 525m²
•Max sail area downwind: 800m² approx. (Mainsail+Gennaker+J4)
•Mainsail max.: 175m²
•Code-0 max.: 350m²
•Genoa 1 max. 200m²
•Gennaker max.: 500m²

Sail Inventory:

  • Main 3Di cars on track
  • Code 0 3DL furled
  • G1 Genoa 1 3DL hanks on the forestay
  • G2 Genoa 2 Doyle hanks on the forestay
  • G4 Genoa 4 Spectra furled
  • SJ Storm Jib Spectra hanks on J4 stay
  • TS Trysail Spectra cars on main track
  • A2 Gennaker Nylon free flying
  • A3/A5 Gennaker Mylar/Carbon top down furled
  • A4 Gennaker Nylon free flying
  • A9 Gennaker Nylon furled


  • Gimballed twin flame cocker
  • Sink
  • Electric head
  • 12 bunks

Deck and Cockpit

  • Lewmar winches (all Carbon Series):2 x 95 Primary with a pedestal, 1 x 95 Main with a pedestal
  • 2 x Harken 990 Runners
  • Various blocks, clutches, jammers, etc.


  • 24V house system
  • 2kW 230V inverter
  • 12V charger sockets
  • 230V charger cockets


Complete safety pack

Electronics and Navigational Gear

  • B&G H2000 processor
  • 5 x B&G 20/20 Mast displays + several MFD displays
  • 2 x B&G Vulcan 7 plotters at helm
  • B&G 4G Radar
  • Capsat Satcom C
  • Vector GPS
  • AIS class B Transponder with WiFi +
  • Antenna splitter
  • Raymarine Autopilot


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.