Sailing yacht CANNONBALL is a custom build 73 ft IMS Mini Maxi designed by the famous yacht architect and designer German Frers. The aluminum yacht was built in 1987 with aeronautical welding expertise by the world-known shipyard Williams & Manchester (Newport, Rhode Island, USA). The first owner sailed the boat in the NW Atlantic, winning several prestigious races, including the Newport-Bermuda race in 1988.
Later CANNONBALL crossed the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. The second owner ordered German Frers in 1996 to design a new bulb keel to improve the yachtâ€™s performance. He won severaI races, including the European Maxi championship. The boat has been sailed by the worldâ€™s most famous skippers and tacticians.
After a successful racing career with numerous victories, CANNONBALL was bought by an Italian owner and retired. The yachtâ€™s interior and systems were upgraded for comfortable cruising the Mediterranean.
Now CANNONBALL is back in business! Refitted in the Netherlands and fully upgraded to modern day Standards. Ready for some serious sailing again.