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Lang Walker's top 6 tips for building custom yachts

Lang Walker's top 6 tips for building custom yachts

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Kokomo at full sail
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Learn from experience

Kokomo is my third superyacht and, as once again Alloy Yachts and Dubois Naval Architects were involved, one could imagine that the end result might simply be the same as the previous boat — everything just being that much bigger. This was not the case.

The first Kokomo measured 40.4 metres and the second came in at 52 metres. That step-up of nearly 12 metres was big enough to avoid the ‘upstairs-downstairs’ feel of a smaller yacht and gave us the ability to have one social area flowing aft from the bridge, through the saloon and out to the semi-enclosed cockpit. When it came to building the third Kokomo we could draw on this experience to create a true world cruising yacht built to be safe and quick under both sail or power and able to go anywhere in the world in a comfortable, seaworthy and secure fashion.

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