Race ready proven IRC performer

Bengal 7 is a race ready proven IRC performer. Featuring a lift keel, she is able to reduce her draft by over 1.2m for shallow water marinas. The brief was for a design that would be competitive under the IRC rule and more suitable for offshore racing that the TP 52 types. Bengal 7 has a fully up to date racing inventory by Doyle. Located on the hardstand at Newcastle NSW. Owner very keen to sell. Offers welcome.

5 Reasons to buy this boat

  • Prepreg carbon with honeycomb core engineered construction
  • Proven Sydney to Hobart racer
  • Hydraulically operated lifting keel
  • Complete set of Doyle sails
  • transportation cradle fits with or without keel

Boat Specs

DesignerHumphreys Yacht Design
BuilderHakes Marine
ConstructionCarbon Fibre
Length54 ft
Beam 4.41 m
Draft2.52 / 3.84 m
Displacement9303 Kg
Price$600,000 AUD

Boat Inventory

Reference Number
Hull Material
Hull and deck shells constructed from carbon prepreg/ glue films/ honeycomb cores and Corecell foam in the slamming region as specified by design engineers.
$600,000 Aud
Newcastle NSW, Australia
Vessel Name
Bengal 7 (previously Oyster Catcher)
Launch Year
4.41 m
Hydraulic lifting keel. 2.52 m up. 3.84 m down.
9309 Kg
Deck Material
Carbon Fibre
Keel / balast
Lifting keel with lead torpedo bulb
Humphreys Yacht design
Hakes Marine
Engine Make

Engine 75hp Yanmar with SD50T sail drive and Bri Ski two bladed racing propeller. Installed, with Vetus water strainer, and control panel with alarms and tachometer.
Alloy 120 litre fuel tank, filler on deck, vent in pedestal, sight glass
Raycor diesel fuel filter, shut off ball valve, return fuel line
Spinlock throttle control with Morse cables

No of Engines
75 Hp
Fuel Capacity
Alloy 120 litre fuel tank, filler on deck, vent in pedestal, sight glass
Fuel Type
Sail drive with Bri Ski two bladed racing propeller
Deck Gear
Deck gear – by Harken including carbon drum multi-speed winches and twin switchable remote pedestal systems. Spinlock grand prix spec clutches. Harken grand prix spec blocks. Harken magic wheel type under-deck mainsheet traveller control system
Carbon galley and head / vanity sinks
RM69 toilet with integrated black water tank
2 x 100litre Plastimo water bladders
Taps at sinks in galley and head with hand pumps
Forespar flush thru hull fittings
6 x tackled painted alloy pipe berths with mesh
2 x saloon squabs with back rests in Sunbrella canvas
4 x sleeping squabs (mattresses) in matching Sunbrella canvas
Locker fronts with Sunbrella zipped fronts
2 x inspection windows in hull bottom to view keel and rudder
Lightweight wire frame gimballing gas cooker with 2 x burners and gas canisters
Integral ice box in galley, insulated with electric 12v refrigeration
Composite carbon bucket type seat for navigator
Safety Gear
ORC cat 2 safety equipment including rafts but excluding lifejackets
18 way digital BEP Marine switch panel with battery status display.
80 amp hour engine start battery, 2 x 140 amp hour gel cell house batteries.
3 x battery switches, VSR smart charging relay, major in-line safety fusing.
LED interior lights and interior LED strip lights, mil spec wiring.
o LED Aqua Signal Navigation lights mounted to bow and stern rails
o Compass mounts on top of steering pedestals, compasses owner supplied
Electronics B&G with Deckman type computer system and multiple readouts including 20/20 type mast mounted
VHF with cockpit speaker
Sail Inventory
Pin head mainsail Doyle 2016
Passage mainsail North 2011
Big head race mainsail Doyle 2014
Trysail North 2011
Passage Jib Doyle 2015
Jib Top Doyle 2012
J1 AP Doyle 2016
J3 Doyle 2012
J3 + Doyle 2013
J4 Doyle 2012
J5 Doyle 2012
A0 Doyle 2014
A2 Doyle 2015
A3 Doyle 2014
A5 North 2011
Storm jib North 2011
Spi Staysail North 2011
Genoa Staysail
Reaching Staysail North 2011
Mast Rigging
Spar set by Southern Spars NZ white painted finish Rigging – PBO type standing rigging by Southern Spars Running rigging – complete set of grand prix type with several spares Hydraulics: Hydraulic mast base Hydraulics - by Harken – multi-function lightweight system to provide vang, headstay and mainsail functions and athwartships jib track control and jib lead control enabling finite headsail adjustments under load. Multi-function control panels P&S. Hydraulically operated lifting keel manufactured and installed to designer’s specifications
General Remarks
Steering system:
Prepreg carbon rudder blade from female mould
Autoclaved hollow prepreg carbon rudder stock
Carbon twin track quadrant
JP3 type 48 rudder bearings
Steering sheaves, Vectran steering lines
Clear coated carbon wheels (3 curved spokes) and elliptical pedestals
Alloy one-piece steering heads with stainless bearings
Alloy emergency tiller with composite rudder blade and transom fittings

Disclaimer: Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure the accuracy of information provided, details are intended as a general guide to the vessel and its contents. Details are supplied by sellers and the accuracy of those details cannot be guaranteed by Vicsail.

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