Designed by Pierre Roland. Built in the USA by D.Wood, this prototype Mini 6.50 has less than 2,800nm under its keel. “Biohazard” is completely build out of carbon fiber and optimized with amazing design features such as a canting keel, water ballasts, centerboard, twin rudders, a 12 foot bowsprit and a planning hull powered up by a 40 foot carbon mast.
Well known Mini 6.50s/Open 5.70s builder and offshore racer, Jerome Sammarcelli, purchased the boat in 2015 and completely refitted it. The boat has been meticulously maintained and is fully equipped for offshore racing. In 2016, the boat has always finished on the podium, and also won the well known “Bishop Rock Race”, a 200nm singlehanded race to Cortez Bank. Biohazard remains the smallest boat on the race course but is always one of the first to finish! Biohazard is ready for some serious offshore sailing and completely optimized for singlehanded or double handed sailing. Of course, you can always participate to regular buoy and coastal point to point races.
Under PHRF Southern California, the boat rates 140 (buoy), 123 (RLC) and 120 (OWC).
A recent survey (April 2016) established the replacement value of Biohazard at $120,000.