The Hull and internal hull structure of 552 is now complete. Its undergoing fairing and then will be primed. The deck is underway also from female tooling and once that is done the fit out of the yacht will commence. She’s identical to the PC551 except has a different Owners cabin layout forward.
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,
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.
We launched the 55 last week – very pleased over all with the way she sails, she’s very responsive, stable and feels fast. The sailing systems make her very easy to sail single handed and we look forward to more testing over the coming weeks
The 55 came out from under the tent she has been sitting under since October and is now at the launch site shortly to launch, Exciting times.
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.
The PC55 is sitting under a large tent having some finishing touches in preparation for her launch early in 2017. We can’t wait to sail her.
She’s out of the shed and will now go under a tent until early 2017.
A few more photos !
Some further photos. The boat can be ready for sea trials with 6 weeks notice.