The Yachts

Secret Men's Business 1

Category Placing
IRC 63
IRC - Div 3 22
Line Honours 62
Line Honours - Div 361 62
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Secret Mens Business 1 was designed by Iain Murray and built in 1996 by Bolton Yachts in Adelaide for original owner Geoff Boettcher. It competed up and down the east and south coast of Australia with its best result being a third in division in the 2003 Rolex Sydney Hobart. SMB was overhauled in 2002 with a new MBD keel and swept spreader carbon rig with short footed headsails and a bow pole in 2007. The current owners bought the boat late in 2006. It races out of RPAYC on Pittwater and always has a great mix of parents and their sons and daughters on board (graduates from the Alfred’s Youth development academy). SMB #1 has finished 2nd in Division 1 Coffs Harbour Series 2007 and 2nd in IRC and 1st PHS in the Bird Island Race in the 2007/08 Blue Water Series. The boat has contested 8 Sydney Hobarts, 2008 being the second by its current owners of Rob Curtis, Ross Trembath and Doug Snedden.


Competitor Details

Name Secret Men's Business 1
Sail Number 8300
Owner R Trembath/R Curtis/ D Sneeden
Skipper Ross Trembath (12) / Rob Curtis (3)
Crew I Greentree (2), G Sherman (3), N Curtis (1), L Sherman (1), H Leicester, S Trembath (2), S Hamilton, D Snedden, P Cormack
State NSW
Type Murray 42
Designer Murray Burns Dovell
Builder Peter Bolton Yachts
LOA 12.75m
Beam 3.8m
Draft 2.77m