"Wild Joe" was built by world famous Azzurra Marine in Australia.
Originally launched for the Oatley family under the "Wild Oats" banner, the boat was a no-expense-spared project from the outset, which has stood the boat in great stead over time.
Wild Joe Details
LOA: 18.50 m
Beam: 4.01 m
Draft: 4.10 m
Material: Carbon Nomex
Sails: Doyle Sails
Mast Height: 27.5 m
Builder: Azzurra Marine
Year of launch: 2002.
2018 DSS foil engineering overseen by Hugh Welbourn
Hull structure and engineering overseen by Gurit
Fully systems and cosmetic overhaul 2018 - A COMPLETE new lease of life given to the boat, which was originally selected purely because of her excellent suitability to the DSS foil concept.
IRC 2021: 1.500
ORC: 420.6 GPH
Displacement: 10,367 kg
Bulb weight: 3665 kg
Canting keel configuration.
Following the design of Hugh Welbourn and Gurit engineering, the team removed the forward rudder and its structure from the boat in 2020 and replaced it with a central canard.
Performance increase confirmed.
B&G H2000 Performance processor with expansion
2 x 40/40 & 2 x 20/20 mast displays
8 x cockpit displays
B&G autopilot ram and processor, with A&T display
3 x loadcell pins - Forestay and V1's.
Rudder sensor, heel and pitch sensor, keel sensor.
Garmin GPS and Furuno GPS backup.
B&G Deckman software with charts
Panasonic Toughbook deck screen.
Icom radios - VHF, HF and 2 x HH
Inmarsat broadband for telephone and wifi.
2020 - The pedestal function has been removed and the owner installed electric drives for the two primaries and the main winches.
For serving the extra needs of power they had to boost up the high current system on board.
As well as changing the high current wiring they also installed a complete Mastervolt system, which includes:
2 Mastervolt batteries - LI24V - 5500Kwh 180Ah
2 Mastervolt alternators - 24V - 75A
2 Mastervolt Alpa Pro controller
1 Mastervolt Mass Charger 230V 24/75
1 Easyview 5
Lifting propeller system
Full overhaul in 2012 and 2019.
Wild Joe is fitted with a canting keel system and hydraulic operation for a number of sail controls.
Keel - Custom hydraulic ram built in aluminum with on deck control.
Hydraulics - Navtec electric system with operation for outhaul, vang and staysail tack.
Manual pump for jib tracks and up/down function, as well as jib tack position.
2 x electric primary winches
1 x electric mainsheet winch
2 x halyard winches
2 x traveller winches
2 x new Harken runner winches.
Regatta Sails all new in 2018 or 2019.
Project overseen by Stu Bannatyne from Doyle NZ.
OM-1 3 reefs offshore main - Doyle Stratis 2019
JLH Light Jib Carbon Structural Skin 2018
J2-1 Medium Jib Doyle Stratis 2019
J3.5-1 Medium/heavy Doyle Stratis 2019
J5 Heavy weather Doyle Stratis
Regatta Specialty Sails:
JT-1 Jib Top Doyle Stratis Cable less 2018
GS Genoa Staysail Doyle Stratis Cableless 2018
GS-2 Genoa Staysails Doyle Stratis Cableless 2021 - NEW
SS Spinnaker Staysail Doyle Stratis Cableless 2018
MH0 Code Zero/A3 Doyle Stratis Cableless 2018
MH0-2 Code Zero Doyle Stratis Cableless 2021 - NEW
FR0 Fractional 0 Doyle Stratis Cableless 2018
BRO Blade reaching sails Doyle 2020 - NEW
1A-1 Light air runner Doyle 2019
2A-1 Doyle 2019
4A-1 Heavy air runner Doyle 2019
IMC 1 reef inshore main North Carbon 3DL 2006
IMD No reef inshore main North Light Carbon 3DL 2008
IMF 2 reefs inshore main, fathead North Carbon Raw 3Di 2015
delivery Full batten North Dacron 2010
trysail North Dacron 2002
JMH Medium Jib - velcro foot North Carbon Raw 3Di 2018
JHF Heavy Jib North Carbon Raw 3Di 2015
J4D #4 Jib North Carbon 3Di 2013
JTC Jib Top North Carbon 3DL 2012
Delivery Tasker Dacron 2010
Storm Jib North Dacron 2002
1AD Light air runner North 2014 295
1,5A Light air VMG North 2005 300
2AF Inshore Runner North 2008 330
2AG Inshore Runner North 2012 339
4AC Offshore runner North 2009 339
4AD Offshore runner North 2014 321
5AA Offshore Reacher - Fractional North 2002 216
6AA Offshore Reacher - Fractional North 2003 249
KZ and Karver furling hardware included.
"Wild Joe" has a full carbon mast, boom and bowsprit configuration, with spars coming from Hall Spars.
The boat is now fitted with full carbon standing rigging, upgraded to cope with the high loads experienced.
2021 - New running rigging on board for this season, including:
halyards, sheets, control lines, reef lines, runner tails
Two Alpha internal locks for both masthead halyards installed in 2019.
The mast and boom are setup to allow reefing.
Full CAT 2 inventory (no guarantees given to survey dates)
New internal 12v system installed 2018, with new Lithium batteries.
Carbon sink with hand pump for fresh water.
2 burner camping style stove
Carbon bowl with electric pumps
Adjustable pipecot bunks
4 x stb side
5 x port side
Full custom cradle with high/low positions
40ft High cube container with storage and working facility.