January 3, 2014

Project: Camper and Nicholsons 80 Gelyce

Seems the Italian ownership of this brand Leonardo Ferragamo is presenting some interesting projects with a full line of down East inspired sports cruisers and yachts, and now also an important super yacht offered in design.  The 80 Gelyce presented here is the largest of the down east line and stands at the entrance to be called a super yacht. The names Gelyce here respects the philosophy of a power-boat, since these where in actual fact fast commuters who served the J-class competing in the Americas Cup in the nineteen thirties. The 80 Gelyce is mostly a project looking towards outside spaces, with also an interesting concept for the flash fore deck featuring a nice louging area which does not disturb the lines.  Below is space for three double cabins, including a full beam owners stateroom.  To fore is the galley, a large C-shaped dinette, and two double crew cabins.  Power is a standard more long range package of twin MAN 1000hp which gives a 22 knots cruise.  A fast option of twin 1622hp Cat engines raises max speed to 33 knots.