Absolute Boat Care recently completed full paint job on the last Volvo Ocean Race winner, L4.
Absolute Boat Care are a well known superyacht finishing service in Mallorca with an international team who travel far and wide to fulfill client's requests for their finishing and refinishing service.
Their latest project away from Mallorca has recently been completed on the VolvoOpen70, ex Volvo Ocean Race yacht Erikson 4, now named L4, who won the famous race in 2008/09. This project was completed in Valencia.
This particular model of yacht is the former class of racing yachts designed for the Volvo Ocean Race. It was first used in the 2005-2006 race (replacing the Volvo Ocean 60 yachts which were first used in 1993) and use a Canting keel which is capable of canting transversely up to an angle of 40 degrees. According to the VO70 rule, the yachts can be made from glass fibres, aramid fibres, or carbon fibres (which were not allowed for the VO60’s).
The Volvo Open 70 is not a singular yacht design or boat but rather a set of design rules to which competing boats must adhere. This is similar to the concept to the design and construction rules that define a racing car. Competing teams design and build boats within the scope of this rule to try and come up with the fastest boat for the expected conditions of the race.
Owner and founder of Absolute Boat Care comments 'Most of the work we carry out is on the larger yachts and Superyachts so it makes for an interesting change to be asked to work on a race boat... And such a prestigious one at that. It has been a pleasure to work with L4.'