The Yachts

Oroton Drumfire

Oroton Drumfire


A particularly attractive Hoek design, Oroton Drumfire is named for the long-distance desert race horse of the same name. She placed 65th in 2019’s 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart and in her first Rolex Sydney Hobart in 2018, with updated rigging, sails and other modifications, the 24-metre yacht finished 45th.

This luxury yacht’s exterior and interior are beautifully kept, and her timber interior has been personally designed. She features a double cockpit and double coach roof. Before she was purchased and brought to Australia in 2015, Oroton Drumfire, which draws admiring glances wherever she goes, won the 2011 Superyacht Cup Palma. Another interesting crew mix includes Adrienne Cahalan and Volvo Ocean Racer Stacey Jackson, who skippered Wild Oats XI to second overall in 2018.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Oroton Drumfire
Sail Number CAY6536
Owner Will Vicars
Skipper Phillip Neil (2)
Navigator Geoff Little (1)
Crew Stacey Jackson (13), Adam Hickey (1), Christopher White (2), Jane Vicars (1), Katy MacDonald (1), Harry Bethwaite (3), Brandon Buynik (1), Michael Ritchie (2), John Alvarez, Duncan Campbell (1), Adrienne Cahalan (29), James Whelan (5), Vincent Kennedy, Nicole Butcher
State NSW
Type Hoek TC78
Designer Hoek Design (Ned)
LOA 24.0
Beam 5.6
Draft 3.2