The Yachts

Dump Truck

Dump Truck


Dump Truck is a Ker 11.3 built in 2002 in the UK.  Under her previous name, Tow Truck, and with her previous Lake Macquarie owners, she scored good offshore race results across the board. Under Wells and Fader's guidance, Dump Truck finished last year's Rolex Sydney Hobart 35th overall; like all the smaller boats, was at the mercy of uncongenial winds, but her form was realised with a second in IRC Division 2.

Now based in Hobart, owners Justin Wells and Edward Fader have had been campaigning her strongly and have had good local success including winning last season's combined clubs Offshore Championship overall. In late October she finished second overall to fellow Taswegian and Hobart competitor, Martela,in the Isle of Caves Race, won the Bay of Fires race in mid-October and took out the Group 1 IRC division from Sydney Hobart rivals Whistler (David Rees) and Cougar II in the Betsey Island Race in January. Dump Truck is definitely a boat to keep a close eye on!

Wells was named Ocean Racing Rookie of the Year by the CYCA on Wednesday 12 December.




Competitor Details

Yacht Name Dump Truck
Sail Number A6
Owner Justin Wells & Edward Fader
Skipper Justin Wells (5)
Crew C Cunningham (1), F Read (4), F Barrett (8), J Foster (2), N Dineen (1), R Menadue (1), R Parker (3), W Young (2), G Peacock (4)
State TAS
Type Ker 11.3
Designer Ker
Builder Vision
Construction GRP
LOA 11.4
Beam 3.4
Draft 2.5