July 11, 2011

New Model: Island Pilot 535

Launched during the Miami Show the Island Pilot 535 represents the second yacht in this builder range, and joins the 435 model.  Designed by George Petrie and Reuben Trane the 535 continues Island Pilot unusual styling which makes away of current trends and just as the smaller 435 is powered by IPS pods with a very efficient hull shape.  As the web site of the builder says Island Pilot is all about a new approach to a cruising yacht or cruiser. Other interesting features are also the Seakeeper gyro stabilizers which is supplied as standard, which according to Island Pilot is the only maker to do this. Down below the Island Pilot is a project of two large staterooms yacht; owner room to midships, and VIP guest to fore.  But for this you also have two living areas below with C-shaped dinette opposite the galley and on the main deck.  There is also a third day head located on the lower deck. Power is from twin Volvo 700hp engines which give a top speed of 30 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.37 m (57ft)
Length Hull - 16.3 m
Waterline Length - 14.3 m
Beam - 5.15 m
Draft - 1.40 m
Displacement - 27215 kg
Fuel Capacity - 2271 l
Water Capacity - 757 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 700hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS900 dual propeller forward looking pods
Speed - 30 knots max, 28 knots max cruise, 18 knots economic, 8 knots economic displacement
Project - George Petrie Naval Architect, Reuben Trane