October 4, 2011

Project: Clipper 65 Cordova

Clipper has announced a new flagship for its expanding fleet the 65 Cordova, a three cabin luxury explorer yacht designed to carry owners and guests on long voyages in style.  The 65 Cordova while spacious inside features a well though exterior with a cockpit shaded by the flybridge overhang, wide covered walk around side decks, and options of a hard top or fully enclosed flybridge.  Other important options are that of a day head located to aft by the cockpit.  The saloon features a long U-shape leather lounge with opposite twin tub chairs around an entertainment unit to port. A door in the aft port corner of the saloon conceals an internal staircase to the massive engine room.  Forward, the galley is two steps up from the saloon and fully equipped with Miele appliances including convection microwave oven, four-burner cook top and drawer dishwasher as well as a large double-door refrigerator with freezer compartment. Forward of the galley is the pilothouse equipped with an L-shape lounge and table on the port side, a central helm position and staircase to the accommodation suite to starboard.  Stairs in the cockpit lead to the extended flybridge and a second internal staircase opposite the galley provides a heavy-weather option to this upper level as well as an avenue for warm drinks delivery to the skipper and guests. The accommodation suite forward includes three cabins and two bathrooms. The master stateroom amidships is bathed in natural light and features a queen double bed with large wardrobes and a vanity to starboard. An elegant bathroom with long granite bench top, electric toilet and separate shower stall is set along the entire port side of this space.  Forward of the master stateroom on the port side is a twin cabin with hanging locker. The second stateroom is forward with queen double walk-around bed, hanging lockers on either side and storage cabinets beside the bed. A second head, shared by the guest cabins is on the starboard side. An optional crew quarters is available aft, with access from the swim platform via a water-tight door in the transom.  This features a double bed and enclosed wet head.  The Clipper 65 Cordova is powered by Cats 700hp or optional Cummins 715hp which give a cruise speed in between the 8 to 18 knots to the semi displacement hull.