Yachting World ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times. This month, Australian sailor and explorer, Don McIntyre nominates S&S 34.
The most innovative all-time classic is the S&S 34. As a class they appeared in 1967, a year before the first Golden Globe Race, and Ted Heath [then leader of the opposition and later UK Prime minister], won the 1969 Sydney Hobart in his Morning Cloud.
About 200 have been built since, including 130 in Australia where they are loved to this day. Only one has ever been lost at sea and they are renowned for their heavy weather performance.
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