£ 757,265
listed price: 850.000 €

Judel Vrolijk - IRC/ORC 62

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Category:Sailing Boats
Manufacturer:Judel Vrolijk
Model:IRC/ORC 62
Mooring Country:Australia
Year built:2009
Length:18.9 m/62 ft
Category:fin keel
Engine manufacturer:4jh4-te
Material hull:carbon fibre

"Chinese Whisper", ex-Jethou needs no introduction.
This Green Marine build is a standout IRC/ORC performer that can rival the very best out there on the grand prix circuits.
An extensive optimization in 2012 led by none other than Brad Butterworth, has further pushed the boat down the right track and given a windward/leeward race track, shes bloody hard to beat!

Mods under current ownership have really proved the boat as an offshore performer as well and a great option for ROLEX and RORC races through 2019.

CE Furler equipment 2 x 6-tonne Top swivels
2 x 6-tonne furling drums (with integrator to enable either top-down or bottum-up furling)
2012 KZ furling 6-tonne bottom-up furling drum & top swivel
2013 Spinakker Staysail Furling drum & top swivel
2013 Genoa Staysail Furling drum & top swivel

2 x 2015 Masthead top-down (almost no use)
1 x 2015 Fractional top-down (almost no use)
1 x 2015 Extension & link wich allows the fractional cable to be extended to masthead length (for flying the BRO on a masthead halyard)
1 x 2013 Masthead bottom-up (light use)

2 X 10-person life rafts in Carbon-fibre cases
18 x Personal Epirbs
18 x Personal AIS transponders
18 x inflateable pfd/harnesses & tethers

18 Sets of Zhik Ocean Wet Weather Gear

Full set of sun-covers
Shore-power battery charger
Carbon fibre stanchions
Autopilot (B&G H5000)
4 x Box-foam dock fenders
18 pipe cots on adjustable tackles
Separate Head compartment comprising WC and basin
Dedicated Navigation station with 2 person seat
2-burner stove

Yanmar 4JH4-TE
Retractable propulsion system by Armatech Ltd
140 litre fuel tank

Full standing head height in most working areas.
Clear coat carbon internal finish.
White non-skid areas on floor.
10 x adjustable "pipe cot" style berths
Navigation seat and table in carbon.
Carbon heads and custom carbon sink, behind privacy panel. (fwd to stb)
Backup electric flushing WC also included.
Carbon galley arrangement with sink and gas burner.
"Socket style" keel arrangement in centre saloon.

Custom galvanised cradle with high mode for keel-on or low mode for keel-off by Skin-fit Ltd U.K.
A fitted out 40-foot hi-cube container. Insulated, with lighting and power, sail storage shelves, work bench, hanging locker for wet weather gear, sheet/halyard hanging area, above-bench cupboards


Naval Architect: Judel-Vrolijk (Rolf Vrolijk)
Structural designer: Steve Koopman (SDK Composites, Rhode Island)
Builder: Green Marine U.K.
Construction Method: CNC female moulds built for the hull and deck.
Pre-preg carbon composite, structural linear foam core from keel to bow in slamming areas with Nomex core to non-slamming hull areas, cockpit, deck.
Hi-density foam core to fittings & high load areas.
CNC milled single piece keel fin.
CNC milled lead bulb

The yacht was commissioned by Sir Peter Ogden in 2008 with no budget constraints.
Sir Peter selected the best - Judel Vrolijk to design and Green Marine to build.
Launched in May 2009 she sailed 2009-2011 in the original 60-foot configuration.

In 2011 Brad Butterworth was employed as Sir Peter's sailing manager. Brad felt that the boat could be further optimized, so Judel Vrolijk was commissioned to do a study.

Judel-Vrolijk came up with a "turbo" design package in mid-2011 with the following:
Add a 600mm stern scoop.
Fit a 50mm deeper keel.
Replace bowsprit with one 600mm longer.
Replace mast with one 1400mm taller.

The stern and bowsprit work was undertaken by Green Marine over European winter 2011-12. The new fin and mast were fitted March 2012.
The yacht raced European seasons 2012 and 2013 with many victories.

In July 2013 Sir Peter purchased the Maxi-72 "Stig" and so stored this yacht inside a shed for 2 year until purchased in 2015 by the current owner.

In 2016 the stern scoop was closed in to create 2 life-raft wells with a carbon
omex panel designed by Judel Vrolijk and manufactured at Composite Innovations in Nowra, AUS.
Structural extras have been added to the boat to make CAT 0 compliant, including water tight bulkhead doors fore and aft.

In the 2018 season the boat was modified/optimised for 2-handed sailing, in preparation for the Melbourne-Osaka race.
Major work included;
- New furling upwind and downwind sail inventory.
- Protective hood/cabin added on deck.
- Optimized autopilot system.
- New non-skid white painted decks.
- New H5000 electronics.
- Powered winch system.

The build quality on "Chinese Whisper" really is a step ahead of her rivals, with a lot of the boat being a 'clear-coat' finish, showing that the workman ship from the Green Marine team is absolutely WORLD CLASS.

Recent service history;
2018 Rudder Out - Fit new custom-made JP3 rudder bearings
2018 Rig out - Full inspection & service. Spreader Roots x-rayed
2018 Hydraulic System - All cylinders removed from yacht and serviced. Seals replaced.
2016 EC6 Standing rigging removed, crate-packaged and sent for inspection and testing
2016 New EC6 backstays with integral HF Antenna wires
2016 Steering Cables replaced
2016 Keel bolts X-Rayed
2016 Bulb/Fin connection bolts exposed and inspected


Full B&G H5000 Upgrade 2018 - all displays, sensors, processor, autopilot computer
B&G WTP2 Processor, sensors & displays (Spare)
2018 B&G: Inclinometers (2 - fore-aft trim & heel), Mast head 1800mm wind sensor, Rate-Gyro Compass, thru-hull depth sensor
Compass 2: B&G - 2018
Speed Sensors: Signet paddlewheel - 2018
B&G Zeus 12 Chart Plotter 2018
Simrad AIS Transponder system
Independent Istar GPS System
Mast Displays: 6 x B&G H5000 20/20
Nav Station Display: 1 x B&G H5000 Graphic Display
Companionway Display: 2 x H5000 Graphic Displays
Mainsheet trimmer displays: 2 x H5000 Graphic Displays
Runner trimmer: 2 x B&G 10/10 H5000 mini displays
Load Cell: Forestay
Load Cell: Bobstay
String Pot: Mast Rake
String Pot: Backstay deflectors
String Pot: Rudder Angle
Keel & rudder viewing scope

Lewmar AC Version 5 style system driven by 3 pedestals
Custom Bevel boxes by Cube NZ
Carbon tops
Mainsheet: 99 series
Primaries: 99 series
Runners: 68 series
Pit 1: 82 series
Pit 2: 68 series
Traveller: 50 series

Full hydro system to power all key functions:
Primary Hydraulic system - rotary pump driven by Mainsheet pedestal: Forestay, Mast Butt, Vang, Cunningham, outhaul
Secondary hydraulic system - manual pump driven by dedicated handle beside headsail trimmer for jib controls - cunningham, jib lead inboard/outboard, jib lead up/down

ICOM-802 HF/SSB Radio
Inmarsat FB150 Satellite Communication system
ICOM VHF system incl cockpit repeat
Spectra Cape Horn Extreme Water Maker
Balmar Hi-output charging alternator
Life-line AGM Battery bank
Panasonic Toughbook Navigation laptop
Panasonic Toughbook on-deck tablet
4G external antenna and internal modem/router system
On-board Wi-fi system to recirculate the Navigation, Instrument and 4G data to the on-deck tablet
Companionway Hood, steering wheel guards

1 x steering wheel (by Exit Engineering, Italy)
1 x EC6 side rigging
Mast-head Wand
1 x set of EC6 backstays


2012 Southern Spars TPT High Modulus Mast with external mainsail track
Reef locks fitted by Southern Spars in 2015 at full hoist, 1st, 2nd and 3rd reef points
1 set of checkstays at S3 location with Harken Hydraulic Cylinder fitted 2018
Adjustable spreader angles
2 x Masthead Halyard locks
1 x Fractional halyard lock
1 x Jib halyard lock
1 x Staysail Halyard
1 x removable inner forestay
Lazy-jack system
EC6 Rigging checked and serviced in Valencia 2016

Spare Mast - 2009 Hall Spars

2015 Southern Spars Boom - TPT High Modulus incorporating 3 internal reef locks
2013 Inshore Boom (AC Style, no reefs)
2011 Hall Spars Offshore Boom incorporating 1 internal reef lock
Lazyjack system on offshore boom.


High performance sail program managed by Justin Ferris of Doyle Sails NZ.


Spectra tri-radial mainsail. 3/4 hpist so that both backstays can be left on
Spectra tri-radial jib. Size J4



2013 North 3DL. 1 Reef
2015 North 3Di. 3 reef
2016 Doyle Stratis. 3 reef
Racing trysail (tri-radial spectra, orange)


3Di Super Light - as new
3Di J1 (Light) - good
Stratis J1.5 (Light-Medium) - excellent
3Di J2 (Medium) - good
3Di J3 (Heavy) - good
Stratis J3 (Heavy) - excellent not used
3Di J4 - excellent
3Di J5 - excellent
Racing Storm Jib (tri-radial spectra with battens, orange) - excellent

Furling Jibs - New for Melbourne-Osaka Race late 2018
Mast Head Genoa
Full Size Jib
Storm Jib


A1 - excellent condition
A1.5 Good condition
A1.5 - excellent condition
A2 x 2 - excellent condition
A3 x 1 - excellent
A4 x1 - good condition
A5 x 1 - excellent

Reaching Sails

3DL Masthead Zero
3Di Masthead Zero
Quantum Fractional Zero
3Di "BRO" - Furling Jib-top flown from end of bowsprit


Cuben-Technora Genoa Staysail - furling
3Di Genoa Staysail - hanks
Spinnaker staysail - furling

Assorted older sails also included.

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