The Yachts

Zana

Zana

 

After several years of campaigning the veteran Starlight Express, Stewart Thwaites and his business partner Paul Hakes joined forces to create this 98-foot super maxi.  Many of the original crew have made the transition to the line honours contender and it will remain to be seen which of the two 98 footers (Skandia the other) reaches Hobart first.

 

 

Competitor Details

Yacht Name Zana
Sail Number NZL10001
Owner Stewart Thwaites
Crew S Thwaites (3), P Sutton (3), D Barcham (4), S Bannatyne, M Stechmann (1), E Tam (3), R Greer (3), R Keenan (2), J Ferris (2), A Nolan, R Sutton (1), M McDowell, S Beavis, C Appleton, P Airey, K Purdie, J Parkin, T Sorsa, R Dreverman, D Kelleher, J Tucker, G Beak, J Ornsby, R Sutton, R Keenan, P Janeson, R Sutton
State NZ
Club Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club
Type Maxi 30m
Designer Brett Bakewell-White
Builder Hakes Marine Construction
Construction Carbon Fibre
LOA 30m
Beam 5.25
Draft 4.5