Free Range Chicken is a custom Bob Perry yacht that was commissioned by the seller and designed to be a comfortable blue water circumnavigator while also being a competitive long-distance ocean racer achieving 200-mile days. Built by Westerly Marine, the California builder known for high-quality racing and performance cruising yachts such as Santa Cruz Yachts. As a testament to Westerly’s high-quality construction, Free Range Chicken was the third custom yacht built for this seller following the commissioning of his custom Perry 55 (1994) and custom Santa Cruz 50 (1998). The hull of FRC is made of pre-impregnated high-strength epoxy E-glass laminate with Airex foam core and an outer layer of Kevlar/E-glass hybrid, with the structural grid then reinforced with carbon fiber and vacuum bagged and oven-cured at 160F. This created an ultra-strong hull, designed and built to withstand the ocean’s forces while distributing all rig and foil loads throughout the entire structure.