The Yachts




Zora was built in 2006 by AD Boats in Croatia. The Salona 45’s are designed as a range of fast cruising boats and this one certainly lives up to it. Whilst they are on the heavy side, for a cruiser, they perform well in heavy weather. Originally competing in New Zealand, Zora came to Australia in 2009 and competed in several races including Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, Rolex Sydney Hobart races and shorter coastal races.

Her best results were a podium finish in the SGCYR and a win in the Cabbage Tree Island race. Her crew this year is made up of long time crew members with one Hobart virgin. The 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart will be her last for a while as Zora will be heading to a new home in Airlie Beach for the next year or so.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Zora
Sail Number 8975A
Owner Phil King
Skipper Phil King (15)
Crew C Flood (3), D Waller, D Murchison (3), R Blanch (4), T Scott, W Hus, M Pemberton, L Gook, B Clifton
State NSW
Type Salona 45
Designer J & J
Builder AD Boats
Construction GRP
LOA 13.55m
Beam 4.25m
Draft 2.55m