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The Cookson 50 is one of the most iconic ocean racing yachts ever built. Her legendary design means that the Cookson 50 continues to top leader boards around the world. A concept put together by the kiwi boat builder Mick Cookson and the Farr office; the outcome achieved was a sleek, stylish race yacht that combines performance racing with an unusual level of comfort (compared to other 50-foot Grand Prix racing yachts). With a canting keel, twin carbon wheels, hydraulic winches (to do the heavy work for you) and a large sail plan, the Cookson 50 is sublimely fast, strong and easy to sail.
Race Yachts are specialists in all performance yachts, whether it's a 100 foot super maxi or a Farr 30 they deal with it. With extensive experience in Boat Building, Professional Sailing and Sales & Marketing the team at Race Yachts are well equipped to get the job done right.
North America and Caribbean
Farr Yacht Design
49' 11" - 15.22m
Keel / Ballast
Canting Keel with bulb
4JH4 Sail drive SD50
The Cookson 50's are well known for their performance but also for their practical interior layout. A spacious galley with refrigeration & pressure water system plus a gas stove and oven, large salon, full nav station plus and enclosed head. The fwd section is open for sail storage and spinnakers when racing.
Large galley with sinks, stove/oven and refrigeration
2 x refrigeration units
Gas Stove with an oven
OSR Category 2 specification Including life rafts, Epirb, inflatable life jackets etc.
Yes, 2 manual and also electric
2 x 6man ocean
Yes exp 2028
13 x Kru Sport adv. Light exp 2023. AIS OceanSignal MOB 1 exp 2025. Tether for each jacket
Yes Cat 2
3 portable extinguishers
12 volt system with 1 x Lithium and 1 x standard battery. Charging via Master vault Alpha alternator.
B&G H5000 with 5 mast displays and 4 cockpit displays, Inmarsat FB250, B & G V50 VHF/DSC. Diverse yachts load cell and amplifier. B & G AIS with AST200 aerial splitter. No computer included but interface into the instrument system is all in place.
A0 North 2016, A0 Quantum, A2 North 2017, A4 north 2015, J1 Evolution 2015,
J2, J3, J4 Evolution, Main Sail North 2017, Spinnaker SS
Genoa SS, J1 North Oct 2018, J4 North Oct 2018, Tri sail, Storm jib, A2 Doyle May 19, A3 Doyle May 19, A4
Doyle May 19, Code 0 Doyle May 19, Jib Top May 19, Genoa SS North Oct 19
Mast / Rigging
NZ Rigging carbon mast with carbon spreaders and rod rigging (recently die tested)
2 x Harken 60 Winches mainsheet, 2 x Harken 60 Hydraulic powered winches for primaries.
2 x Harken 48 Winches pit, 2 x Harken 48 winches for runners.
Spinlock clutches and harken tracks and cars.
All associated deck gear fit for purpose
The Cookson 50's are a fantastic Cookson built Farr designed race yacht. Canting keel with a fwd canard brings exhilarating performance matched with power winches and an excellent practical interior. Some would say the perfect package.