The Yachts

Ichi Ban

Ichi Ban


Matt Allen's Botin 52 was built at Longitude Cero in Spain in 2017 and arrived into Australia in August of that year.

She has since then won the Australian IRC championships in 2018 and 2019 and has regatta wins at Airlie Beach Race Week, Port Lincoln Regatta and Geelong Race Week.

Ichi Ban was the overall winner of the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the CYCA's Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore for the 2018/19 season.

Earlier this year, she was awarded the prestigious RORC Yacht of the Year for 2018, the first time this has ever been awarded to an Australian boat.

She has continued to be a dominant force both inshore and offshore on the Australian East Coast, and commenced its campaign for this season's Blue Water Championship with a 2nd in both IRC and ORCi divisions of the 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Ichi Ban
Sail Number AUS001
Owner Matt Allen
State NSW
Type Botin 52
Designer Botin Partners, Spain
Builder Longitud Cero, Spain
LOA 15.85
Beam 4.5
Draft 3.6