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This 15m blue water performance cruising yacht with lifting keel has been designed for comfortable trans ocean sailing. The yacht is suitable for construction in either aluminium alloy or composite materials. The new Owen Clarke 50’ has all the comforts expected for extended cruising and by altering keel configuration and interior could be configured as a cruiser racer. Specifically designed for short-handed sailing she has been developed from our successful open class racing yacht design heritage, while allowing comfortable accommodation for up to eight people, either dining al-fresco in the cockpit or in the spacious raised saloon.

This is an Owen Clarke 15m custom blue water performance cruising yacht design with lifting keel for comfortable trans ocean sailing. This yacht is suitable for construction in either aluminium alloy or composite materials

The interior is finished off in a combination of lacquered furniture panels with hardwood trim. Both practical and aesthetic, substantial fiddle rails and handholds allow for easy movement around the spacious interior when the going gets tough. In standard layout there are several options for use of the aft cabin area, either as an aft lounge with views through the hull and aft bulkhead windows and featuring pilot berths incorporated into the all-round sofa seating, or, as a spacious double sleeping cabin. Both variations incorporate the aft en-suite heads and shower compartment.

The forward double cabin has a second spacious en-suite heads and shower room. A well-appointed galley with gas hob and oven, twin sinks, refrigerator, freezer and plentiful work tops with ample stowage space allow for preparation of gourmet meals not usually associated with a racer-cruiser. The saloon has eye level panoramic views from the sumptuous curved seating arrangement and with the conversion capability into a large double berth or twin single berths allows for pilot watches when racing or offering extra guest accommodation when cruising.

The navigation station is at the same level as the saloon and adjacent to the main cockpit companionway. There are options for fitting PC’s and a radar display along with the usual sailing and navigation instruments. The lifting keel and twin rudder appendage configuration allow for a very versatile yacht. The keel can be lifted through 1.4m via twin hydraulic rams with a locking mechanism for keel up and down mode. To maintain stability while remaining at a moderate displacement, a carbon rig with a choice of either masthead or fractional layout is included as standard.

To discuss your own particular cruising requirements contact: OC CRUISING

For an explanation of the technology behind the design process go to: NAVAL ARCHITECTURE

For an insight into our engineering and detailed design work go to: ENGINEERING

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