In mid September we delivered “SULTANA” the PC 662 from Bodrum to St Tropez for the owner to participate in the Voile de St Tropez. We left Bodrum in fabulous sunshine and 25/30 knots on the beam and in the first 24 hours and did 220 miles with the staysail and 2 reefs in the main. Unfortunately the wind and sunshine were not to last and the weather for the balance of the trip to Sicily was fairy mixed. We stopped in Siracusa (beautiful town and friendly people) and then did the trip up to NE Sardinia via Messina. The NE coast of Sardinia was simply stunning and we were sorry not to have more time to enjoy it but pressed onto the very glitsy St Tropez. The Owner had a very successful regatta coming 2nd in the Spirit of Tradition category and with the boat in the main St Tropez harbour she was much admired. Once the regatta finished a delivery crew bought her back to Bodurm for the winter having completed a 2500 mile round trip and taken it all her stride without issues..
There have been a lack up updates but this does not reflect the progress on the boat which continues. The deck is glued and taped on, hull is bulk faired and primed, engine and generator in and we are now well into the interior up the waist height and the systems which have been planned out. She’s got a duel voltage system 220v but ability to take 110v as well as a very neat Webasto aircon system which has an integrated diesel heater.
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 !!
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.