To be built in carbon and with a target displacement of 35 tons she is going to be a flyer with a real emphasis on performance. A carbon mast,boom and rudder as standard together with a deep T-keel promise an exciting and rewarding sailing experience. The deck layout features a very clean and flush look, huge cockpit and sundeck with all sailing systems led aft underdeck with the yacht designed to be sailed shorthanded. The interior is dominated by the airy and light saloon, a spacious Owners cabin forward, 3 further double cabins all with their own facilities and a crew cabin.
As usual it was a relief to get the Hull turned over and we also had Andre Hoek visit the yard pictured here with the yard owner Bora Kadikoy. The hard yards now begin with the inside lamination and structure and then the interior and systems !!
We are really pleased to advise that the PC55 has been nominated by Classic boat in the “Spirit of Tradition over 40ft” category. Thank you Classic Boat and please vote for us at the link http://www.classicboat.co.uk/awards2017/
There are lots of different categories and some really special boats nominated for awards especially in the restoration where there is some real eye candy !! Enjoy it.
Its been steady progress on the Hull of the 66-2. She’s like a chameleon shes changed color so many times- the Yellow core, the Black carbon which looked rather sinister to a grey and now a sort of pink with the epoxy filling compound ! We expect to turn the hull in January and then it will be full steam ahead with the interior laminate/structure before the carpenters start on the interior. We are simultaneously building the deck in a female mould and expect that to be completed by the end of January/early February.
I think the biggest surprise that people have on boarding these Pilot Classic’s whether its the 55 or the 66 is the size and layout of the cockpits. They really are very spacious and very different in concept to what one sees on Classic styled boats or even Hoek Designs Truly Classic range where the cockpits tend to be deep and narrow.
The cockpit is very much divided into 3 areas. A dining area free of all ropes which have a permanent cockpit table where 8 can dine in comfort, a sailing area where the helmsman can if needed single hand the yacht and then a fabulous sun deck aft of this. The entire cockpit can be under a full bimini even when sailing due to the main traveler being on the coach roof. The photos of the PC 66/1 give one an idea but really do not do the space justice !