April 28, 2010

New Model: Alaska 57 Pilothouse

Alaska yachts from down under Australia present its new 57 Pilothouse model. Following the smaller 54 sister, the hull of the new 57 Pilothouse was computer scaled from the successful 46 series with the latest CAD software. The 57 pilothouse simply offers you the best configuration for high end luxury cruising. Her classic and elegant looks combined with her generous sixteen feet plus of beam give an unparalleled Explorer Yacht with a myriad of living spaces on board. The 57 Pilothouse is a cross over motor explorer yacht design trying to give the best of both worlds outside, inside and during navigation. The Australia builder notes had some key design features for the 57 Pilothouse which included walk-around decks, three double cabin configuration, full-beam master stateroom having a king-size double berth, dual en suites, laundry, fibreglass hardtop over cockpit, and tender storage deck on aft flybridge. The 57 Pilothouse features Alaska's variable hull design which can cruise at an economical 9 knots, or a normal 18 knots. Top speed is 22 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.98 m (59ft)
Hull Length - 17.37 m
Beam - 5.10 m
Draft - 1.22 m
Displacement - 30000 kg
Fuel Capacity - 3800 l
Water Capacity - 1200 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSM11 670hp, 710hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 22 knots max, 18 knots cruise, 9 knots economic


  1. interesting boat indeed, Grand Banks 53 to come is interesting also.
    It would be great you add an external link to the builder website in your article (they will note how your blog is bringing them audience!)
    Thanks for this fantastic website.
    Fred - London (UK)

  2. Thank you for the comment Fred from London.
    Yes the Grand Banks 53 Aleutian will be another nice boat in this style. If you like this style and want medium range it will be among the top in its class. Wait for something alternative also coming from the likes of Azimut with the Magellano range in the very near future.

    Used to post external links until September of last year, but then stopped them as it was not fair to the advertisers. Who in the end are the ones paying the bills for this website to go on and improve.

  3. Thanks indeed. I completely understand your view about advertising (being co-founder of a company making iPhone applications).

    That's really interesting you're making a reference of the Magellano range (a 48 to be launched end of this year) as yes, I think it is a real trend for the market (fuel efficiency, better living space, ability for long trip/all weather)...
    I'm really following this trend and specifically the Azimut brand initiatives!