The Boats

MOD 70 - Concise 10

Class 40 - Concise 8
Class 40 - Concise 2

Diam 24 - Concise 12

The fastest offshore racing boat in the UK – meet Concise 10.  The Multi One Design 70 Trimaran offers premier ocean racing to the worlds best.


MOD 70 was originally intended as a one design class penned to replace the successful ORMA 60s.  Equally well suited to MOCRA racing and breaking speed records these high tech carbon fibre machines leave little to the imagination.  With curved ‘C’ style daggerboards and canting rigs these boats are both faster and safer than their predecessors.  With maximum speeds of up to 40 knots and full ocean racing capabilities, the MOD 70 is a force to be reckoned with.

Mast Rake:
Mast Height:29m
Light Displacement:6.3T
Upwind Sail Area:310m2
Downwind Sail Area:409m2

Team Concise also races two Class40 boats. Built within the restriction of a ‘box rule’, these yachts now make up the most successful offshore racing class in the world. There are now over 150 Class40’s on the water.

Concise 8
Concise 2
Our most recent Class40, Concise8, was developed in 2012 following the teams success on the circuit and their need to remain competitive in the ever evolving class.  Project managed by Ned Collier Wakefield, the team set out to develop a state of the art racing machine.  The concept was to use techniques developed during Americas cup, IMOCA 60 and Volvo Ocean Race campaigns albeit at a more affordable cost. McConaghy Boats in China produced the tooling and built Concise 8, the first boat of what is planned as a production run.
Concise 2 started life as team Concise’s second Class40 – an Akilaria RC2 production model.  She has raced tens of thousands of miles including  a Route du Rhum and two Transat Jacques Vabre’s, she also held the 40ft round Britain and Ireland Record and has won numerous classics including the RORC 600.  Despite being a second generation Class40 Concise 2 is a fast boat with good pedigree, and as proven time and time again can still mix it up with the front of the fleet.
Class History

In 2004 former Vendee Globe and Whitbread competitor, Patrice Carpentier, brought together designers, builders and sailors to formulate a new accessible class of shorthanded offshore racing boats. The class’s aim was to bridge the substantial size and fiscal gap between 32ft Beneteau Figaro 2’s and IMOCA 60s.

Mast Height:19m
Upwind Sail Area:115m2
Downwind Sail Area:250m2

The latest recruit to the Team Concise stable is a Diam 24.  Built as a strict one design, specifically for the ‘Tour de France a la voile’, the VPLP/Verdier design closely resembles a scaled down version of the MOD 70, allowing it to double as the perfect training boat for our young crew.

Inaugurated in 1978 the ‘Tour de France a la voile‘ is one of the coastal racing classics in the international sailing calendar.  Enjoying long term success in the Farr 30 one design class, the race organisers reformed the event in 2015 moving to multihulls with the newly designed Diam 24.  Lasting just under a month and with around 40 highly competitive crews expected to compete at 10 venues along the French coast, this is without doubt some of the most exciting and current racing in the world.

Mast Height:12m
Upwind Sail Area:32m2
Downwind Sail Area:54m2