• VARUNA VI at sea trials
  • VARUNA VI
  • Ker 56 VARUNA VI
  • Ker 56 VARUNA VI
  • Ker 56 VARUNA VI
  • Ker 56 VARUNA VI
  • Ker 56 VARUNA VI
  • Ker 56 VARUNA VI

VARUNA VI – Ker 56 Racer

In September 2015 Knierim launched the latest generation racer designed by Ker Design with canting keel and daggerboards. Cutting-edge technologies were used for the construction of the high-tech racing yacht VARUNA VI, a no-compromise 17 metres long and 4.95 metres wide Ker 56.

 “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”, said owner Jens Kellinghusen about his vision regarding the new-build yacht.

In fact, the team was highly satisfied with the yacht’s predecessor, the 5 foot shorter “Super-TP52” concept, but with regard to sailing the offshore classics – from Fastnet to Sydney Hobart Race, the Trans Atlantic to Trans Pacific competitions – it was necessary to improve the yacht’s reaching speed potential in particular.