|In November 2004, DHL Global Mail and DHL Express announced their joint sponsorship of the former Illbruk Volvo 60 maxi yacht.|
The DHL VO60 has a Kevlar hull, Carbon Fibre sails and water ballasting. Designed by Farr and Associates, the yacht (then known as EF Language) won the prestigious 1997/1998 Whitbread Around the World Race skippered by Paul Cayard.
In 2004, the DHL yacht entered one of the worlds most dangerous, difficult and demanding ocean races, the Rolex Sydney to Hobart. With a novice crew, the yacht finished 13th out of a fleet of some of the world's fastest yachts.
The DHL is currently available for private charters, corporate sailing days and is still a very competitive challenger for ocean yacht racing.