The Yachts

Ocean Gem

Ocean Gem was purchased by David Hows in 2011 and berthed in Auckland until late 2013 when extensive cruising undertaken around the top half of New Zealand’s North Island. In November 2013, he sailed the Beneteau 445 across the Tasman via Norfolk Island to the Gold Coast. The two have competed in more than 250 SYC races since January 2014, with successes in the Sail Paradise Regatta, Coffs to Paradise Race and have won multiple SYC club championship titles. Ventured out of local waters to contest the 2016 Sydney Gold Coast race and finished 51st overall.

 

Competitor Details

Name Ocean Gem
Sail Number 8810
Owner David Hows
Sailing Master Rick Durham
Crew K Hook, S Jones, A Ivory, A Lomakin, L Padukova, E van Coeverden, K Schroder, T Wolff
State QLD
Club SYC
Type Beneteau 445
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Beneteau Yachts
Construction Fibreglass
LOA 13.5
Beam 4.1
Draft 1.8