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Irish Designed IC37 Class Signs Brokerage Deal With Thoroughbred Yacht Sales

18th October 2021
The Royal Cork Yacht Club's IC37 competing in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup
The Royal Cork Yacht Club's IC37 competing in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup Credit: NYYC/Daniel Foerster

In just a few short years, the IC37 from the drawing board of County Wicklow's Mark Mills has reshaped the landscape of big-boat sailing.

As the chosen class for the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup and the Canada's Cup, two of the world top sailing trophies, and the preferred one-design for top Corinthian sailors in North America and Europe, the 37-foot Mark Mills design has carved out a sizeable niche in the sport.

To help the class take the next step, and equal some of the great one-design keelboats in the history of sailing, the IC37 Class Association has signed an exclusive brokerage partnership with Thoroughbred Yacht Sales, a leading source for high-performance race boats for more than 30 years, with more than $100 million in total sales.

"We want to thank Harry Melges, Andy Burdick, and the entire team at Melges Performance Sailboats for their considerable contribution to the creation of the IC37 and development of the IC37 Class Association," said New York Yacht Club Commodore Christopher J. Culver, a devoted IC37 sailor. "With a 20-boat fleet at the New York Yacht Club and the further construction of 15 private boats, the IC37 Class is ready for the next phase in its international growth in partnership with Thoroughbred Yacht Sales."

The IC37 class was created in 2018 by the New York Yacht Club in partnership with industry leaders Mills Design, North Sails and Melges Performance Sailboats.

Meanwhile, another Mills design, the smaller Cape 31 craft looks set for Irish shores next season with four boats already ordered for Cork Harbour, Dun Laoghaire and Howth. 

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