Pilot Classic 66
Hull No.1 delivered in July 2014 and extensive seatrials have proven the yacht to be fast, stiff and very rewarding to sail. The modern underbody with her T-shaped keel, deep spade rudder together with a long water line length, medium displacement, and a full carbon rig have proven a potent combination meaning enhanced performance.
A Mark II version has been developed and is in build for delivery in 2018. Re-engineered from Hull No.1 she is being built in Carbon with an updated layout.
The interior design for Hull
No.1 was for a family orientated cruising yacht where a large Owners cabin was not required. Four spacious double cabins plus a crew cabin forward with 3 heads and a very spacious open plan saloon able to dine eight and a separate navigational area were specified.
Hull No.2 incorporates a spacious Owners cabin forward with en-suite plus a crew cabin/sail storage forward in the bow and also incorporates an additional head aft so both aft guests cabins have their own en-suite.
Styling as a standard is based on ‘New England’ white panelling with teak horizontal surfaces creating a very light and airy feel. Other more traditional finishes are available.
The exterior styling was inspired by Hoek’s involvement with the Wally Nano project with its low wraparound glass creating a slightly modern look to the boat. For those who would prefer a more traditional look a coach roof with wood veneered sides is an option.
The cockpit is vast and brilliantly laid out. Its an area where eight can dine in comfort, one can sail and trim the Yacht without leaving the helm with a large sunbathing deck aft. The mainsheet and traveller are mounted on the coach roof allowing for a full bimini under sail and keeping the guests away from the sheets.
To achieve the performance brief it required the construction to be both light and strong. Hull No.2 and future Hulls are/will be built in Carbon with a Gurit Coracell M foam core infused in a female mould. The interior Bulkheads and furniture are also in composite and taped into the hull to create a high strength monocoque structure.