Canadian builder Coastal Craft plans to add a 65-footer to its existing line of welded aluminum yachts in 2014.
The new Coastal Craft Concord 65 will be the biggest model the builder advertises, followed by 56-, 45- and 40-foot models. Gregory C. Marshall is the naval architect for the 65, whose deep-V hull will have a top speed of more than 30 knots. When the standard twin 900 hp Volvo 13L diesels with IPS3 pods are pulled back to a speed of 26 knots, the new design will have a range of 400 nautical miles.
Marshall’s design brief for the Concord 65 was to create “an elegant and seaworthy yacht for cruising the rugged west coast waters between Mexico and Alaska,” according to Coastal Craft. The yacht thus has a flared bow and rounded transom, both of which should help to keep the ride quiet and dry in most conditions.
The Concord 65’s layout includes an outdoor dining area on the covered aft deck with a doorway that leads to the salon inside. The galley is on the main deck to starboard, across from the salon settee, so that it can be a focal point for entertaining with the cook involved in all the conversation. That same salon settee can also extend forward so that guests can gather near the skipper at the helm station when the yacht is under way.
All three guest cabins are belowdecks, including a full-beam master. The standard layout includes an open laundry/utility area with stowage here, as well. An optional layout adds a cabin for crew.
There is 6 feet, 4 inches of headroom in the engine room, which features LED utility lighting. Many ship’s systems are managed through touch-pad displays with iPad remotes, and both the high-output smart inverters as well as the high-capacity lithium batteries are controlled and monitored digitally to simplify shore power and generator management.
The sundeck sports a barbecue grill and seating area as well as space for a 14-foot tender and davit.
Launch date for the new Coastal Craft 65 is expected to be announced in early 2014. For more information, visit www.coastalcraft.com.