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Ker 56 Varuna VI

Launched out of the German boatyard, Knierim, in 2015, Varuna VI was the latest in a long line of successful race boats commissioned by her owner Jens Kellinghusen….. But with a mindset change.

“If you intend to win an international top-level regatta at some point in your sailing career, you have to make a decision whether you want a boat that is built for inshore racing or one that is optimised for long distance offshore races”.

Jens, along with Ker Design Ltd and his team have clearly chosen the later and have arguably conceived one of the most purpose built and top-level offshore racing yachts. The nine-month construction period focused on weight saving with an ultra-light sandwich construction made of carbon prepregs with a Nomex and Kevlar honeycomb core.

The design brief from Jens and his crew was simple enough. The team was satisfied with the performance of the yacht’s predecessor, dubbed the “Super-TP52”. However, to win the offshore classics around the World it was necessary to improve the yacht’s reaching speed potential. The result was a yacht that was 10% longer, only 7% heavier but carried 35% more sail area. Coupled with updates in design and you have a boat that is phenomenally fast off the wind.

Jens is serious about winning the offshore classics and he knew that to accomplish this, you not only need the right boat, but also the team and organisation around a race winning team. Varuna VI is exactly that! The boat has been incredibly well maintained and campaigned and comes with everything necessary to continue the boats legacy as an offshore race winner.

This opportunity to by a race ready campaign don’t come around very often. The boat, the design concept and her inventory of spares are second to none. The price does reflect that but its simple, you get what you pay for…..

If you are interested in owning this offshore racer, then get in touch with Performance Yacht Broker or download the brochure to get a full list of her inventory and more details about the boat.


For further details about the yacht and her inventory, please contact Performance Yacht Brokerage or alternatively download the brochure.

Performance Yacht Brokerage offers the details of this yacht in good faith and the details are intended to give a fair description of the vessel, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, and they do not constitute part of any contract. Performance Yacht Brokerage strongly advises an interest buyer to check the particulars of the vessel and to have the vessel surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. The vessel is offered subject to a prior sale being concluded or negotiated and subject to a price change or the vessel being withdrawn without notice.

Performance Yacht Brokerage is not the primary listing agent for this vessel, but should you wish for Performance Yacht Brokerage to represent you in further enquiries about this vessel and or in negotiations for the purchase of this vessel in capacity as a buyers broker, then please contact us.

€ 1,490,000

VAT Incl.



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7,600 kgs


Hamburg, Germany



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