October 12, 2010

Project: Clipper 54 Hudson Bay

Down under Clipper Yachts has been hard working developing a new line of sedan sport yacht and cruisers for the Australian boating lifestyle and so here come the first project of this new line, the 54 Hudson Bay planned for a worldwide launch at the Sanctuary Cove boat show coming May 2011. The design brief for the first Hudson Bay model was to combine classic styling with contemporary lines, and most importantly a functional sport yacht layout for family boating with a good livability. Saying it in more basic this means the new Clipper wants to unite a live aboard concept with that of a day boat. Two lower deck accommodation designs will be available. A choice between a three cabin two bathrooms plan, or two cabins two heads with a rear kids cabin for teenage privacy. In the two cabins version the full beam mid ship owners room also gets a full bathtub in its en-suite head. Living area of the 54 Hudson Bay is located on the main deck with galley and L-shaped saloon settee divided by the aft cockpit with patio doors. Tenders will be mounted on a standard hydraulic swim platform aft which makes launching recovery easy. The 54 Hudson Bay will also unveil a unique design for this size with the feature of a foredeck lounge area along with a walk through seating and dining. Clipper believes this new Sport Yacht Hudson Bay range will offer families a good blend of indoor and outdoor living and accommodation for days away at sea with a gorgeous exterior styling that exudes class and elegance. Clipper's blue water cruising credibility will also be evident on the hull design of the Hudson Bay which share similarities with the proven Cordova's which are equally comfortable cruising at 12 or 20 knots. A smaller 47 Hudson Bay is also on the works, this to be launched in the end of 2011. Watch this spot for details on this project.

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