12.2m Pilothouse Cruising Yacht
This design was commissioned by an Auckland yachtsman who has built several boats before for himself and this is his latest. The most recent yachts before this one were more orientated towards the high performance cruising style and as time has passed we have come around more to the cruising comforts but not totally lost the glint in the eye for a turn of speed now and then.
The result of which is a yacht that is very definitely a cruising boat but with a good sized rig and high stability with the option to motor home into the southwester in relative comfort instead of bashing away to windward.
Construction of the hull is foam sandwich, the decks are a combination of Duracore, ply, and foam cores. Hull skins are E glass and vinylester resin and the deck’s are E glass and epoxy as is the remaining internal structural laminates and bonding.
The internal layout is fairly typical with a double berth cabin fore and aft with large heads and separate shower fwd and small day head aft, large galley amidships, the saloon and dinette seating is raised for a good view when eating and lounging and the dinette can convert to another double by way of folding down the backrest cushion.
The raised pilothouse sole and the area under the seating gives this boat very large volumes of space for tankage and storage that would not normally be found on a yacht of this size.
Boom furling for the main combined with a furling, self-tacking jib should make light work of short handed sailing and the job of tidying up after a day out a very simple and straight fwd task.