Hamilton Island Race Week is one of Australia’s favourite yachting events and a firm fixture on the international sailing calendar. Competitors, family and friends come together to enjoy the convivial atmosphere and unique camaraderie of the event’s on-water and off-water carnival. Every August we have the pleasure of being part of the event and join spectators and yachties from around the globe to sail to Hamilton Island for Hamilton Island Race Week – Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta.

We love Hamilton Island for it’s pure beauty and with it being perfectly situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, amongst Queensland’s 74 Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other: glorious weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention.

Sailing the CNB Bordeaux 60 - Journey

Sundance had the pleasure of sailing the CNB Bordeaux 60, Journey at the event. The design, build quality and attention to detail of this sailing yacht is perfect for racing and did us proud at Hamilton Island Race week.

Sundance Marine is proud to represent CNB, a brand of yachts designed for lovers of elegant, fast, seaworthy and safe yacht and the the CNB Bordeaux 60, Journey that we sailed is a league above the mainstream production yacht and Journey is the best of them. The design, build quality and attention to detail of this sailing yacht will resonate with those who appreciate understated refinement.

CNB was founded in 1987 and with the strength of the Beneteau group behind it since 1992, CNB has continued to build on its original strength. With a network of technical partners all over the world, they are able to provide customers with exceptional service wherever they find themselves sailing.

Philippe Briand, Naval Architect for the Bordeaux 60 says “The aesthetic design reflects reality, we wanted to build a fast boat, one that would move quickly beyond the horizon and, above all, be a pleasure to sail.”

Sail the dream yourself

For the first time in Australia, a CNB Bordeaux 60 has come onto the brokerage market. So if you are looking to sail your own dream and own one of these beautiful yachts you have come to the right place. Her name is Platinum, and is hull #43 of 45 Bordeaux 60s built by world renowned CNB Yachts. Launched in 2015, as the highest specified Bordeaux 60 in the world.

The CNB Bordeaux 60 is capable of being sailed by a family crew, a reassuring oceangoing vessel with her well-proportioned hull, robustly built of infused fibreglass sandwich, she is an elegant yacht with timeless lines.

Efficient and safe for extended cruising, the Bordeaux 60 is also capable of satisfying the most demanding crews in terms of performance. Deep draught and the taller Hall Spars carbon mast are then the appropriate options to augment the hull qualities, as repeatedly demonstrated by the Bordeaux 60’s victories in the ARC and the Isle of Wight Round the Island Race. Plus, on our own Australian waters at Hamilton Island Race Week. Platinum can be yours today for $1.8m, see full details here.