The Bull 7000
The Bull 7000 started as a direct result of an article featured in a European boating magazine. In 1992 Greg received so many enquires for the Bull 7000 design that before long he had 7 deposits paid to supply boats and literally had to take the “bull by the horns” and Greg Young Marine Ltd was created in 1993.
The Bull 7000 was designed as a cruising yacht first and foremost that could be sailed by two people and could accommodate two adults and two children. It was also designed to race with 3 crew and a big emphasis was put into designing a lot of form stability and having a low centre of gravity. The hull shape is very contemporary even by today’s standards. With its Open class style hull shape, the Bull 7000 is still one of the fastest reaching sports yachts available and still one of world’s few true cruiser/racers this size. Some of the Bull 7000 features:
1 Bull sprit spinnaker system, still the simplest, fun and versatile way to sail fast downwind.
2 Built in retractable bulb keel (no keel gantry).
3 Fold away outboard motor system. No drag and safely out of the way when sailing. Cockpit storage locker. Full size anchor locker
4 Comfortable cockpit design with seat backs and foot rests. Full width recessed main traveller
5 Twin companionways – ideal for spinnaker hoists and standing at galley or toilet or simply a great place to sit out of the wind.
6 Single winch system for all halyards and sheets.
7 Large volume cabin design with forward hatch.
8 Large full size double bed aft, galley bench stove and sink, toilet space, V shaped dinette/berths
9 Mast can be raised without a crane, trailable and easily handled
The Bull 7000 ritades i början på 90-talet av Nya Zeeländaren Greg Young och de första båtarna byggdes 1993 i Nya Zeeland. Den 7 meter långa och 2.45 meter breda trailerbara racer/cruisern skulle efter detta tillverkas i England. När båten kom till Europa förlängdes den och blev 7.5 meter lång. Ca. 80 båtar tillverkades i England av tre båttillverkare, Topper International, White Formula och Parker Sailboats. Namnet Bull har båten fått efter sina "horn" som gör att peket kan svängas ut i lovart.
SRS: SRS 1.21 (2010)
LOA: 7.50m, LWL: 7.32m, BEAM: 2,45m, DRAFT: 0,6-1.7m, DISP.: 1100kg, BALLAST: 375kg
Mainsail: 22sqm, Headsail 11sqm, Fractional reacher: 40sqm, Masthead gennaker: 59sqm