Ellen MacArthur’s 23m (75ft) trimaran B&Q CASTORAMA was built at Boatspeed in Australia in 2004 specifically to break the single-handed around the world record. In 2005 MacArthur passed the Lizard Point in a new solo record time of 71 days, 14 hours.

Nigel Irens worked closely with MacArthur to create an ocean racing yacht that she could sail to the boat’s full potential.