Botin 65

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  • Make Botin
  • Model 65
  • Year 2013
  • LOA 65ft/20m
  • Class Performance Sail
  • Hull Carbon Fibre
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 8
  • Cabins 3
  • Ancasta Ref 31508
  • Name Caro


The design brief was simple - A performance super yacht at 65 feet in length.

Botin Partners led the way on the design, with Knierim Yachts chosen as the builder, which clearly outlines that this project was all about high quality and performance from the very start.

Not many yachts out there can really offer what "CARO" does, whether it be her ability to cruise in decent comfort and access those areas that are hard to reach in larger yachts, or her simply blistering performance on the race track, with only a small handful of crew, where she really comes into her own!
She really is an exceptional, go-anywhere, "Super" yacht that just needs to be seen to be appreciated.


A seriously stylish 65ft racer that has been designed to sail short handed, on both ocean and around the cans courses.

The original design brief was for a fast boat to be sailed by the owner and his friends and only included the occasional professional crew when racing in big events.
The design concept changed during the construction process and resulted in a very powerful hull, with plenty of form stability, twin rudders and a deep 4.8m draft lifting keel.
The overall righting moment is around 15% higher than an STP65, without any crew hiking out!

The boat has so many automated systems, that it can be regarded as a mini–superyacht in many aspects.
To minimize the weight the boat has been built of carbon fibre prepregs with Nomex honeycomb as sandwich material. The light-weight carbon fibre rig carries the latest developments in racing sail technology.

CARO shows her speed potential also in flat waters and at light winds. Thanks to the twin rudders she is easy to control on any course at any conditions.

The interior is simply white with a beautiful wooden trim. The layout is very traditional with a master stateroom in front and a spacious saloon behind the mast. Galley and nav station are next to the companionway and bunk beds are located on both sides under the cockpit. Centrally located under the cockpit are engine and utility room hosting the hydraulic and electric systems.

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
- Caro is constructed by the finest craftsmen at Knierim Yachtbau in Germany to exacting standards. The Craftsmanship is prevalent throughout the yacht and attention to detail is exquisite.
- To minimise weight, the yacht was constructed from Pre-preg Carbon Fibre with a Nomex honeycomb sandwich. The Hull sections and underwater body have been crafted using a foam core for higher impact resistance and longevity.
- The yacht is very safe and stiff to sail, with a high righting moment through her high form stability and also deep draft keel.
- The Deck is laid teak with very little wear. Caulking in a silver grey very similar to the topsides.
- Topsides painted in 2015 in Anniversary Silver by Alexseal and underwater Nautix T4 anti-foul sprayed on for a racing finish.

Keel & Rudder:
- Caro has a lifting keel hydraulically controlled at the chart table and with a manual override. Lifting from a max draft of 4.8 m to give superb sailing performance to 3m which will give access to most ports.
-Her twin rudders are linked directly with a Volvo 70 / 65 style track arrangement giving a very direct feel to the leeward rudder. The relative rudder angle is adjustable for inshore or offshore racing and provides a huge amount of control.

Year 2013
L.O.A 20,00 m
Beam 5,20 m
Draft 3,00/4,80 m
Dspl. 16,7 t
Design Botin
Main sail 146 m²
Fore sail 80 m²

Spars & Rigging

Hall Spars, high modulus, white painted, triple spreader carbon rig.
Carbon EC6 rigging. Fully checked over in Dec. 2015 and re-covered by Future Fibres.
Hydraulically adjusted control lines.
Inner fore stay arrangement for stay sails.

Carbon Hall spar racing boom, with reefs.
Romar furling boom in aluminium.

Highest quality racing fibres used throughout all running rigging.
One Spare carbon back stay.
Extensive spare running rigging.

Sail Inventory

Doyle Sails NZ.
Designs from Richard Bouzaid and Justin Ferris

J2-D - Boltrope
J4-C - Boltrope
GS/J5 - hanked on inner stay
FRO-C - furling

Main - MN-D– 2 reef, Stratis Doyle.

Additional sails:

1. Cruising, 2013, Identical to MN-A, but Furling.
2. MN-A, 2013, 2 Reefs.
3. Delivery, 2014, Spectra, Short Luff, 1 reef.
4. MN-B, 2014, 3 Reefs.
5. MN-C, 2016, 2 Reefs.

Furling Sails:
1. FRO-A, 2013, 74% Midgirth, Bottom up furling.
2. MHO, 2013, 74% Midgirth, Bottom up furling.
3. A3-A, 2013, 74% Midgirth Top down furling.
4. FRO-B, 2014, IRC Top down furling.
5. A3-B, 2014, IRC Top down furling.
6. MHO-B, 2016, IRC Top down furling.

1. A2, 2013, 74% Midgirth.
2. A1.5-A, 2013.
3. A2-A, 2014.
4. A4-A, 2013.
5. A1.5-B, 2016.
6. A2-B, 2015.
7. A4-B, 2015.
8. A2-C, 2017.

1. J1-A, 2013.
2. J2-A, 2013, Furling.
3. J4-A, 2013.
4. J2-B, 2014, Furling.
5. J3-A, 2014.
6. J4-B, 2014, Furling.
7. J2-C, 2016.
8. J1.5-A, 2017.

Stay Sails:
1. S.S-A, 2013.
2. G.S-A, 2013.
3. J5-A, 2014.

Storm Sails:
1. Storm Jib, 2013.
2. Trisail, 2013.


2 x Harken 65.3 Three speed self-tailing back stay manual winches.
1 x Harken 990 Self tailing Main sheet winch on custom pedestal fitted in refit 2015. Operable on Helm pedestal.
2 x Outboard Primary Harken 990 Self tailing winches operable with stored power, with 3 speeds. Operable on Helm Pedestal.
2 x Harken 990 Halyard / utility winches operable with buttons on companionway side.

Deck Equipment;
Cariboni Mainsheet ram currently removed from yacht but a simple operation to reattach for cruising. Controls are on the helm pedestal.
Cariboni Rams for jib sheet leads. Up / down adjustment is independent and in / out is controlled by one ram
Spinlock Halyard Clutches are on the coach roof and the simple setup for the winches works well for shorthanded operation.

Navigation Equipment:
In cockpit:
2015 B&G Chart plotter mounted on aft end of Main sheet pedestal in centre of the cockpit.
1 x 10:10 underneath companionway entrance.
B&G H3000 Multi display on Port Wheel pedestal.
B&G H3000 Autopilot head unit on Starboard Wheel Pedestal.

At chart table:
B&G H3000 Multi repeater.
Akai Screen chart plotter repeater with Simrad controls to repeat with B&G Chart plotter in cockpit.
Communications Equipment:
Thrane and Thrane Satcom at Chart Table.
Simrad VHF with DSC.

Engine & Gearboxes:
The main engine is a Volvo D3 – 110 Hp engine which was replaced in 2015. Controlled through a shaft drive with a 3 bladed Gori prop.
The engine controls are based at the starboard wheel, within easy reach of the helmsman but tucked away from running rigging.


Domestic Equipment:
Fully fitted galley with Cocobolo hardwood veneer to give a functional yet stylish preparation area.
Gas Oven with twin Gas burner.
Double sink with single hot and cold mixer tap.
LED down lighting.
Top loading fridge freezer.
Carbon Clearcoat kitchen counter top.

One heads forward of mast and another forward in the master cabin.
One shower opposite Heads compartment and another integral in the Master cabin with the head.

Versatile Fusion entertainment with Bose speakers in main cabin and waterproof speakers in cockpit.

Led lighting at chart-table interchangeable with white and red.
Down lighting in galley area and side lighting in cabin and main saloon.
All down lighting interchangeable white and red, at the tap of a button.

Electrical Systems:
Battery Banks:
There is a battery bank of 3 x Lithium Master-volt MLI Ultra 24/5000 Batteries with upgraded software through the Master-volt Charger. These batteries are specifically designed for heavy loads for long periods and short charging cycles. On average they last up to 3 times longer than standard batteries.

Battery Chargers:
Master-volt Combi Inverter / Charger with updated software.

2 x Mastervolt Alternator on Generator and 1 x on main engine.

Volvo D2 – 40 Generator.

Shore Power:
16A Shore power.

Plumbing Systems:
Scheneker Water maker - Modular 60 Analogic.
60 litres per hour.

Bilge Pumps:
Roving bilge pump under port side saloon floor, in addition to Cat 1 requirements.

150 litre + 120 litre + 100 litre Day tank. Also 200 litre separate bladder for offshore.
Fresh water:
2 x 100 litre tanks + 2 x 100 litre Bladder.

Anchoring Equipment:
Custom Anchor arm extends on Stainless pivot from vast anchor locker to ensure no damage to the hull from lifting the anchor.
Anchor Chain and warp.

Safety Equipment:
All safety equipment for Cat 1.
12 x Spinlock Life jackets.
2 x 8 Man life rafts with Carbon Covers.

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