Quantum Racing: World’s coolest yachts

Published on August 8th, 2023

Yachting World has been asking top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times, and Terry Hutchinson nominated Quantum Racing. Here’s the report:

Terry Hutchinson is tactician for the Quantum Racing TP52 and nominates the team’s Botin-designed USA 52018. “The most recent Quantum Racing and this entire generation of TP52s have been a good step beyond the 2015 fleet,” he says.

The TP52 is a box rule class, with rules tweaked in agreement with the owners to maintain close racing. In 2017, the class voted that the latest updates, which included increased stiffness and rig refinements, would remain in place for three years.

That guarantee contributed to an impressive nine new boats being launched in 2018 (post-COVID the class has since agreed no further changes until 2025). Quantum Racing won the 2022 Super Series overall title, their fifth series win.

“The class makes these boats incredible to race. It is the perfect balance of design, cutting edge technology, performance, and teamwork that allows one to succeed on the water,” he says. “Top speed I have experienced is 30.9 knots – simply awesome!”

Quantum Racing stats rating
Top speed: 30.9 knots
LOA: 15.85m/52ft
Launched: 2018
Berths: 2
Price: approx. £2.6m
Adrenalin factor: 80%

For Yachting World’s list of cool boats, click here.

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