Pilot Classic 66
A supremely elegant timeless Hoek design of which 2 have been built, they are equally at home cruising or competing at the many Classic regattas such as the Voile de St Tropez. Easily handled by a couple but able to accommodate 8 plus crew in comfort they are the ultimate mini superyacht. Yachting World commented ‘Performance Classic Yachts are objects of desire and have the ability to turn heads anywhere.’
Within the standard specification comes full carbon construction, carbon rig package, carbon rudder, generator, electric winches and bowthruster.
The standard layout comprises of an Owners cabin forward, two aft guest cabins and a crew cabin forward all with en suite. A spacious saloon and galley together with a dedicated forward-facing nav station complete the interior. Other layouts are available.
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.
A very generous sail plan, long waterline due to the plumb bow, deep t keel and spade rudder with a relatively shallow underbody mean great performance in all conditions. With a sail area/displacement of about 28 she’s able to sail in even 5 knots of true wind – please contact us for her VPP’s – you may be surprised.
To achieve the performance brief it required the construction to be both light and strong. Hulls/decks have a Gurit Coracell M foam core with carbon skins with all interior Bulkheads, Deck and Furniture taped into the hull to create a high strength monocoque structure.
For safety, the yachts have watertight bulkheads fore and aft with alarms as well as a crash box on the lower part of the bow as a further safety feature.