The infused deck came out of the female mould perfectly and is now awaiting fitting to the boat.
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
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.
Progress has been steady with the completion of the exterior laminate and the hull is now bulk faired. The interior laminate is also complete and the bulkheads and structure are now being inserted and laminated in place. Nice job by the yard !
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.
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.
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.