Racing Sailing Yachts

100' Monohull - Comanche

Designed by VPLP/Verdier and constructed in the largest marine oven in the United States in just 12 months, Superyacht Comanche is intended to be the fastest monohull ever built. She is constructed of pre-preg carbon fiber, resulting in an extremely light and strong hull and features a canting keel, daggerboards, water ballast and large sail area. Comanche features a wide, shallow hull and high power-to-weight ratio.

Comanche’s accomplishments include the following:

Setting the 24-hour monohull speed record of 618.01 miles (traveling at an average speed of 25.75 kts)

Line honors at the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Breaking the Newport Bermuda Race record by almost 5 hours

Setting the new Transatlantic monohull West East record of 5 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes, 25 seconds (over 24 hours faster than the previous record)

Advanced Construction Capabilities

For Superyacht Comanche’s build, the shop’s physical space was completely transformed. A modular oven for cooking the hull and deck composite parts now completely fill the interior of the facility with smaller ovens handling bulkheads and small parts elsewhere in the building.

The Ovens

The largest of the three ovens is currently 110’ x 36.5’ x 20’ (33.5m x 11.1m x 6m). The roof is removable and the walls and roof are modular. Multiple heaters have a combined capacity of over 1.5 million BTU’s.

Building Extension

The building was extended and now hosts a “clean room” for cutting fabric. Storage of refrigerated prepreg materials is located nearby.


"Comanche’s delivery…catapults Hodgdon into a thin tier of boatbuilders worldwide capable of offering a tricky, incomparable type of composite construction to potential clients seeking performance boats for sail or power."

Professional BoatBuilder


"Tim Hodgdon and the whole Hodgdon build team - they lengthened buildings, they built ovens, they bought ovens - they wanted to look not just at this project, but they wanted to look at carbon fiber manufacturing well into the future."

Kenny Read - Skipper of Comanche


"My goal in building her was to build the fastest, most high-tech boat possible."

Jim Clark - Owner of Comanche


"It’s far more like a racecar than you would ever imagine. The shapes and sizes and tolerances that these builders are building to now – it’s nothing shy of unbelievable."

Kenny Read - Skipper of Comanche

Special Features

Advanced Specifications

Hodgdon’s crew worked to exacting standards and with great precision to meet the “state of the art” requirements of this special machine.

Detailed Perfection

Fabricating structural details at this level of boatbuilding require the kind of care and craftsmanship that can only come from many years of experience.

Optimized Materials

Below deck, the optimized combination of single skin and cored carbon fiber hull and foam cored framing is fully exposed for maximum weight savings. Comanche features monolithic construction with stringers running from the bow back to the main bulkhead.

Advanced Specifications

Hodgdon’s crew worked to exacting standards and with great precision to meet the “state of the art” requirements of this special machine.

Special Features

Detailed Perfection

Fabricating structural details at this level of boatbuilding require the kind of care and craftsmanship that can only come from many years of experience.

Optimized Materials

Below deck, the optimized combination of single skin and cored carbon fiber hull and foam cored framing is fully exposed for maximum weight savings. Comanche features monolithic construction with stringers running from the bow back to the main bulkhead.


"We are pleased to be one of a handful of shipyards in the world capable of executing projects like this, and to be a leader in this technology in the USA."

Timothy Hodgdon - Hodgdon CEO

Contact

Hodgdon Yachts
Maine +1.207.633.4194
Monaco: +33(0)626783027
Newport: +1.401.619.5640
info@hodgdonyachts.com

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