The Yachts

Cromarty Magellan

Cromarty Magellan is a one-off wooden cruiser/racer designed by Walter Knoop, who himself contested the Sydney Hobart with his self-designed Quintal, back in the late ‘70s. This yacht was built in 2000 and Richard Grant purchased her from Dick Knoop in November 2013. Grant and his yacht are looking at their maiden Hobart, as it has been on his bucket list for a time. Grant’s brother, Tim, who crewed the 1979 Sydney Hobart winner Screw Loose (the last Tasmanian yacht to win the famous race) and Dave Cromarty, who has done the race on Whistler, will join him.

 

Competitor Details

Name Cromarty Magellan
Sail Number K1
Owner Richard Grant
Sailing Master Greg Bradfield
Navigator Joanna Breen
Crew T Grant (4), P Brooks, A McLean, J King, D Cromarty (1)
State TAS
Club BYC
Type Knoop 39
Designer Walter Knoop
Builder Huon Yachts
Construction Cedar/Epoxy
LOA 12.0
Beam 3.7
Draft 2.3