Designed by DSS-creator Hugh Welbourn, the Infiniti 46 is an uncompromised carbon fibre racing yacht principally for coastal and offshore events. It is available with fixed keel or canting keel/single daggerboard options to complement its lateral DSS foils.
The first Infiniti 46, fitted with a canting keel, is due for launch shortly. Her British owner has a race schedule planned that includes the worlds classic 600 milers such as the Rolex Sydney Hobart and the Fastnet Race. The canting keel provides even more righting moment and stability, enabling the boat to be raced competitively with a crew of just six. But this is just one example; the format and equipping of the Infiniti 46 can be tailored to fit an owners race program exactly.
Of the deal with McConaghy, Hugh Welbourn commented: “We are delighted to be working with an established industry-leading company for the Infiniti 46 production build, and know that our innovative DSS project can only benefit from their years of race boat building experience.”
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McConaghy boats was founded by John McConaghy in 1967, building 12, 16, and 18 foot skiffs, Tornado and A-class catamarans, moths and other high performance dinghies. Early boats were built of plywood, quickly after McConaghy began engineering and perfecting the vacuum formed foam sandwich, fibreglass / Kevlar construction method, which proved an immediate success.
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In the year 2000, long term McConaghy employees, Jono Morris and Mark Evans embraced the opportunity to take over the company from founder John McConaghy and long time business partner Steve Moxham. Since that time, the company has continued to pursue a very conservative financial strategy while also diversifying to extend its revenue base, a strategy that has seen it triple in size in the past decade.