Sailing down the coast of the US to the Caribbean is a pleasure we all talk about. Imagine completing this in half the time with all the amenities of a strictly cruising catamaran. In comes the Ocean Renegade R5 dubbed "Oxygen". During a delivering to the Miami International Boat Show, we left St. Petersburg, FL and headed around the keys. We hit 20 knots of boat speed on a broad reach with a true wind speed of 23 knots. We averaged 14 knots the first two days. Did I mention it was raining and we were inside at the helm dry, having a blast. We sailed around the keys and right into the wind between 30-35 degrees off the wind. The daggerboards reaching down anywhere from 4'3" of minimum depth to 7'6" at max depth kept us tight to the wind. When other sailing cats ahead of you are having to bear off for more wind, you're headed straight for your mooring in time for sunset. One of the most pleasing characteristics of this R5 is how she sails. "Confident" is the most accurate description. This makes sailing even more fun for those that love sailing but want a little more out of their boat. It's common to see a smile on the captains face while underway. If you're looking to turn heads with your boat, (let's be honest, we all do) this boat is stunning as she goes by with her reverse ax-bow and carbon reinforced main and jib sail. In all honesty, if you have a small inclination you may enter a regatta in the future, with this R5, you'd end up at the head of the pack each time and first to crack a refreshment at the finish line long before others arrive at the dock. Why is this assured? She weighs just under 25,000 lbs. (lighter than most 45' cruising catamarans and 10 feet longer) with a square top main sail area of 92 sq. m and a furling Code Zero sail area of 96 sq. m. Add in her ability to begin planing at 12 knots and daggerboards driving her into the wind, you'll be slipping across the water to the finish line. There is so much more to this boat from the conversation she'll have with you under sail wanting more to the hybrid system onboard giving you the freedom to never again run a generator while at anchorage, sleeping silently. Ask about the onboard carbon fiber reinforcement, carbon mast, carbon boom and ergonomic center cockpit with strong safety implications for offshore sailing.
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To say that Oxygen is well equipped is a gross understatement - launched at the end of 2020, she is the yard's third electric catamaran and without a doubt the most capable. Equipped with the Torqeedo Deep Blue system, the gold standard in electric yacht propulsion, and for good reason. This R5 was built in epoxy eglass with extensive carbon reinforcing and construction, including the entire coachroof and all spars. She has the galley and salon volume of a much larger yacht and with her twin forward sailing cockpit doors together with her large aft cockpit doors, she possesses amazing flow and energy as one moves fore and aft. Amazing views of whats ahead and below from the overhanging unstayed carbon longeron down the center of her bow. Move aft via her secure sailing handling cockpit, all the way back to her huge "dock-like" stern scoops to enter the warm Florida waters. Under sail she is a pleasure to manage from her secure sailing cockpit with the electric line driver and primaries making her capable of push button sail trimming of the Jib-sheet, main-sheet, and traveller at the same time, from one position. She can also be sporty of course and rewards an eager crew with a deck gear plan and extended longeron that is able to fly dual headsails. This is especially useful in light air.
Oxygen is an incredible yacht and available now, ready to cruise, with an extensive cruising equipment list over and above the launching specs.