Originally built as BRIBON for the King of Spain, before she became "Ice Fire", "RKO" and now "ROCKALL" her most recent ownership has by far and away been her most successful and competitive spell, with the last two owners putting her through what can only be described as a "complete overhaul" when they purchased her in 2016 and again in 2017.
Under the direction of Gavin Brady, RKO was transformed into one of Australia's most competitive TP's and arguably there is not a better boat that can tackle both inshore and offshore racing with the same degree of confidence. 2016 was a big turning point for the boat, with a new sail inventory and carbon rigging installed, the boats performance improved dramatically.
Further upgrades in 2017 and again in 2018 from the current owner, include more offshore sails, a new PAC 52 designed rudder and a new B&G H5000 system, mean this boat is turn-key for her next campaign.
Spars & Rigging
ROCKALL V is fitted with a 3-spreader carbon mast, built and designed by Southern Spars.
She is also fitted with a lightweight carbon, high aspect offshore boom, capable of three reefs.
The boat has a fitted carbon bowsprit, with the facility for a 2:1 tackline arrangement.
Standing rigging - ROCKALL has a brand-new set (unused) of EC6 standing rigging supplied
with the boat offering exceptional weight saving and durability.
- Gorilla foil
- 2 x Masthead Halyards - 1 x LOCK
- 1 x Jib Halyard – LOCK
- 1 x FR0 Halyard - LOCK but runs off masthead lock.
- 1 x Gen Staysail Halyard
- 1 x Main Halyard – LOCK
- Topmast/running back stays.
- Solid Vang with spring loaded inner
- Adjustable mast step
- External mast Jack x 2 rams and Pump.
- Hydraulic Outhaul system (System de-commissioned for offshore racing).
- Hydraulic Forestay control (System de-commissioned for offshore racing).
- Running rigging package (sheets and halyards) supplied with boat.
- Various snatch blocks
ROCKALL RACING Sails by North NZ and Doyle NZ.
Engine: 4JH4E 45 hp , Sail Drive ST 50 leg , folding Propeller. Overhauled September 2018.
Large Diesel Alloy Fuel Tank.
2 x 2018 Batteries + 2 x additional spare batteries.
External battery charger.
B&G H5000 processor.
Graphic and race displays.
Heel and Compass sensors,
5 x 20/20 mast displays.
B&G Runner load Displays
IPAD 2 Wireless for on Deck use in water proof case.
Winch and Pedestal package:
Lewmar Carbon Pedestals x 2
Mainsheet : 60 3gpst, 3 speed x 2
Primaries: 60 3 gpst 3 speed x 2
Pit: 50 2 speed x 2
Runners: Harken 65 3 speed.
Spinlock Jammers for halyards and Harken Deck hardware for sheeting.
Various Safety equipment
12 Life Jackets and tethers
Liferafts x 2 serviced 2018
Life sling with throw rope, as well as extra life ring.
Boat has 2 x electric bilge pumps with roving hose.
Boat has small carbon sink, with manual tap/hand pump.
Forward of the bulkhead is the Toilet on port side, with working seacock setup.
The galley is off to starboard and has a gimbling, 2-jet boil burner with various extras. Both sides in
the midships have extensive canvas storage bags.
Spares and Extra Equipment:
2 x Steering Wheels, Steering Quadrant, 2 x steering Pedestals.
Adjustable foot chocks
Tiller steering and hardware to attached to stock.
Boat building box, Galley supply box, Engine spares Box.
Spare Stanchions , Fibreglass and stainless lifelines.
Hard standing deck cradle Includes lifting strops for centre point lift, mast trolleys binders/pads