Aluminium Hull Turned on 23.5 Metre Pelagic 77 Sailing Yacht
by Miranda Blazeby
The aluminium hull of the in-build 23.5 metre sailing yacht Pelagic 77 has been turned at KM YachtBuilders in the Netherlands.
The construction milestone, which took place earlier this month, saw two mobile cranes turn the hull. It was attended by Pelagic Yachts’s representative Skip Novak and Jordi Griso, who represents the owner, Chilean entrepreneur and adventurer Nicolás Ibáñez Scott.
Designed by Tony Castro Design, the Pelagic 77 will be a modern schooner with a full lifting keel and two carbon masts.
Key features include a large pilot house and comfortable living area and galley aft, which makes up the majority of the guest areas. The accommodation quarters meanwhile consists of six double cabins forward of the pilothouse, with two heads and showers shared between them.
The yacht, which has a beam of 6.2 metres, is due for delivery at the end of 2020 and has an interior design described as “light”, which will be populated with bamboo furniture.
Novak said the yacht had been “conceived and designed for expedition sailing mainly in high latitudes.”
“This implies enhanced autonomy, ease of handling with respect to sail areas and of course, given our Pelagic philosophy, simple systems that a yacht crew, operating in remote areas can service without specialist help,” he added.