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This custom ocean cruising boat design was based upon a specification laid down by an existing client whose current blue water sailboat was a Jongert. The brief to us a designers was for a family cruising yacht for fast ocean passages and to circumnavigate with minimum professional crew. Indicative pricing subject to final specification and contract was attained from build yard and suppliers. Among the main factors that drove the styling of the exterior is the requirement for all round views when dining on deck in the coachroof saloon.

The hull form, in this case with a single rudder, was driven by the internal volume of the clients particular accommodation requirements. Also, because his existing yacht (and his preference) has an owner’s cabin aft we began the design process with that layout. Alternate owners cabin layout midships or forward have their own advantages and disadvantages. OC developed two novel design features in the main saloon area. Access to the full width large owner’s suite is via a private stairwell on the starboard side of the raised main saloon which is divided into dining to port and lounge area to starboard.

Secondly, the main saloon itself sits under a retractable glass roof and aft glazed bulkhead that can be opened to allow alfresco dining/seating in port or underway. The chart table/navigation area (port side aft of dining area) and saloon seating are set at a height that provides panoramic seated eye level views. There is no provision for seating/dining below since with a spacious deck saloon (4.5m x 5m) that can be used in fine or poor weather it was felt that the volume below was better used on a long distance blue water yacht to provide for a single large machinery space, workshop and large storage lockers accessible from the deck.

LOA: 29.5m
Beam: 7.06m
Draft minimum/maximum: 2.6m/4.5 m
Displacement: 62,000 kg (full load)
Sail area: 431 sqm (upwind)
Sail area/displacement ratio: 36
Length/displacement ratio: 59

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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