The Yachts




At 76, Robbo’ Robertson has made another comeback, buying the former Concubine, previously owned by Jason Ward/Shevaun Bruland, who finished 43rd in the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Robbo says he got ‘Hobart fever’ again last December, prompting him to purchase this boat and name her Bravo, “Because after buying the boat and a truck to take the gear everywhere, I couldn’t afford the embroidery of some of the longer and fancier names I had in mind!” His first major was the light 2016 Sydney Gold Coast race and he finished 18th overall and second in Division 4, then scored a good fifth in the 2016 Newcastle Bass Island race before winning the Cabbage Tree Island Race. 

A Queensland icon, Robbo has owned and raced many yachts; Hot Prospect 2, Hot August Night, Queensland Maid/Sanctuary Cove, Corroboree, Last Picasso, Monkey Magic, Eureka (charter), Flight of the Gull, Beautiful Noise and Lunchtime Legend, with some great results. His last major race was the 2012 Hobart with his former Beneteau 40, Lunchtime Legend and he finished 17th overall and won Division 3. In the 2011 race he was 12th overall and equal third in Division, with fellow Beneteau 40, 40 Two True. His best Hobart result was third overall with Queensland Maid in 1991. A good mix of Queensland and NSW crew, with a Tasmanian thrown in for local knowledge.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Bravo
Sail Number B40
Owner Robert Robertson
Skipper Robbo Robertson
Crew L Randall, B Sinton, A Geck, L Davison, B Davis (2), M White, P Macarthur, W Tuck
State QLD
Type Beneteau First 40
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Beneteau
LOA 12.6
Beam 3.9
Draft 2.4