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.
We had the great privilege of having Toby Hodges in Bodrum to test the PC55 and also have a brief sail on the PC66. We had Richard Langdon of Ocean Images shooting a video of both boats – he is a master of his art as well as being a whizz with his drone. We were blessed by having superb conditions and bright sunshine. The YW report will be coming out later in the year,
Mazu, 66/01 had a very successful racing debut at the Spetses Classic Regatta. In a competitive Spirit of Tradition class containing a host of 70/80 foot boats she achieved Line Honours in every race and came 2nd overall. The regatta was held in predominately light winds of about 6/10 knts TWS and these designs really excel in theses conditions with their large sail plans and low wetted surface areas. Spetses is a lovely island and the regatta very friendly and well organised.
Sea trials have been very successful – she is right on her VPP’s and seems to be fast in the conditions we have sailed her so far which is wind ranges up to about 20 knots. The interior like the PC 66 is a joy to be in, very light and airy and feels spacious. The deck area is very flush and the boat on deck has a very ‘Med’ feel.
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 !!