Mad Max is a Davidson 40 built in New Zealand in 1986. Her designer, Laurie Davidson, is one of the most successful racing yacht designers of all time. His designs have won the America’s Cup, and set world speed records in all long distance sailing disciplines. Mad Max is a one-off design, which means there is no other boat in the world like her. Her exceptionally beautiful lines attract attention wherever she races.

Mad Max is also one of the most successful racers of all time winning The Admirals Cup, Kenwood Cup, Vic-Maui, Swiftsure, Southern Straights, VanIsle 360, and many more. Notable skippers and helmsmen include Tom Dodson (Olympian, America's Cup), Ray Haslar (New Zealand Sailor of the Year, 2005), Brad Butterworth (America's Cup, Whitbread), Ross MacDonald (Canadian Star Silver and Bronze Olympic medals).

Mad Max is for sale. She is in top race form and looking for a bright new owner to continue her winning legacy.

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Mad Max out for a sail in English Bay, June 2016.

Technical Info

Year: 1986
Designer: Laurie Davidson
Builder: SPRIGGANS, New Zealand
Construction: foam cored carbon fibre/kevlar
Aux Power: 21.5 HP Inboard Kabota Diesel/Volvo S120 Saildrive/16" 2 blade folding propeller.

LOA: 39’ 5”
LWL: 32'
Beam: 13’
Displacement:  13,500 lb
Draft: 7’ 6”
Ballast: 2,000 lb internal lead
7,000 lb elliptical shaped keel

ORC: 583.1