With boat number 50 delivered and the downunder and European market showing real interest for the dinghy/sporty hybrid, Brian Bennett announced yesterday that he’d finalized new building arrangements with two very reputable builders for his sexy little VX-One Design – Ovington in England and McKay in Australia. We’ve sailed it, we love it, and we’re stoked to see yet another avenue for big boat and little boat sailors to join the world of high-octane, low-stress one-design racing. Here’s the release:
Brian Bennett, CEO of Bennett Yachting, Inc and Lead Designer of the state-of-the-art One Design VX ONE announces a collaboration that will bring the VX ONE firmly onto the international stage and provide high quality, tightly controlled production of this multi award-winning design by two of the world’s best production small boat builders.
The VX is a robust, easy to sail high performance 19’ “ballast assisted” dinghy that is highly responsive and powerful, with the conveniences of furling and self-tacking jib. On an ideal day, speeds in excess of 24 knots have been recorded. The Class Association is professionally run and backed by an executive committee of owners with considerable One Design experience. Class rules are written to ISAF guidelines for easy crossover in the next few years.
The VX One is supported by three established brands with decades of experience, Ovington Boats, MacKay Boats and Bennett Yachting, Inc. With fleets growing throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, this collaboration will further set the VX One on a firm platform for significant international growth.