Pelagic 77 Hull turning

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KM Yachts prepares to turn hull of Pelagic 77

22 November 2022• Written by Brooke Murphy

Dutch shipyard KM Yachtbuilders are making preparations to turn the hull of the second 23.5 metre Pelagic 77 expedition sailing yacht. The event, which is scheduled for the morning of Monday, 28 November, will take place in Makkum on the banks of Lake IJssel in the Netherlands.

The second unit has been commissioned by the same owner as the first hull and will serve as a sistership operating in a different part of the world. Tony Castro is responsible for the architecture of the sailing yacht, which will be constructed in aluminium with a 6.2 metre beam and two Axxon carbon masts.

The yard revealed the yacht will be constructed and designed for Arctic cruising and research, where its sistership, Vinson of Antarctica, was built with the Southern Hemisphere in mind. 

“We are extremely pleased that he likes the design so much that he is happy to have a second one, albeit to operate in a different part of the world,” said Castro. Salt Technologies were also involved in the structural design.

Accommodation features four cabins for a total of 12 guests. Polar sailor and commercial director of Pelagic Expeditions, Skip Novak, has said the first model has supported four projects in the company's educational arm across Chile and Spain and they were looking to replicate its success.

A number of people involved in the project will be in attendance at the hull turning including Skip Novak, the ship's project manager Jordi Griso, as well as members of the building and engineering team.

Delivery of the second Pelagic 77 is set for 2024.

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