VISION 8mR Yacht, Camper & Nicholson
Design: Charles E. Nicholson
Builder: Camper & Nicholson
First Owner: Candas Cup Syndicate, Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Vision, the last launched of the three sister ship, has been ordered by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club to sail at the Canadas Cup, the most important 8mR race in North America. With her beautiful and styled hull, Vision started her successful career winning the main North American races; then the boat has been modified, becoming a more comfortable boat to cruise in the Ontario Lake.
In 1978 Vision has been restored by her owner with the aim to come back to the origin, winning the races. In 1983 she won for the first time the Worlds Championship in Norway and from then on she repeated her successful career as the winner of the 8mR World Championship seven times in total until 2000.
After some colorful years with different owners, Vision was abandoned at the beginning of the 2000. In 2009 she was found by Classic Yachts Consulting in very poor conditions in a shipyard in Cornwall and so she was sold to an Italian owner.
The new owner moved the boat to the Pasqui shipyard in Cote dAzur, starting a complete restoration with the technical support of the French architect Jacques Fauroux. Hull structure as frames, planking, stern- and keel timber has been restored and where necessary replaced.
Vision is well known as a fast and competitive representor of her class and is now available as a project where her current owner already spent a lot of work in structure and construction.