The Yachts


Grant Dunoon and his crew are back for’s second tilt at the Rolex Sydney Hobart. They finished 16th overall in PHS and 10th in Division 2 last year, after launching the boat last November. The Moody 54DS replaces Dunoon’s Elan Impression 434 of the same name which finished second in PHS in the 2014 Melbourne Vanuatu Race. One of the most luxurious yachts in the fleet, she has four main cabins, comfortably accommodating a crew of 12, and is fitted with normal and furling jibs. In 2012, Dunoon and three crew members were awarded the AMSA SAR (Search and Rescue) award after risking their lives to rescue survivors from a sunken competitor in the Melbourne-Port Fairy Race, battling huge swells and gusts of up to 70 knots in the middle of the night. AMSA Rescue Coordination Centre Chief, Craig Longmuir, was aboard for the Hobart last year. 


Competitor Details

Yacht Name
Sail Number B1
Owner Grant Dunoon
Skipper Grant Dunoon (1)
Crew E Jenkins, J Larkin, L Cotter (1), M Hosking (1), N McGuigan, S Neales, S Bumstead
State VIC
Type Moody DS54
Designer Dixon Yacht Design
Builder Moody
Construction GRP
LOA 17.2
Beam 5.2
Draft 2.6