July 23, 2014

New Model: Camper & Nicholsons 50 Velsheda

What a beautiful boat, that is in few words what this picture say of the new Camper and Nicholsons 50 Velsheda. Owned by Leonardo Ferragamo since a few years, Camper and Nicholsons became the power boating arm of Nautor Holdings group who also owns one of the most appreciated production sail boat brands; Nautor Swan since the late nineties. With 50 Velsheda, Camper and Nicholsons follow what was presented with the 42 Endevour in a bigger yacht size dimension. In reality the Velsheda tells you instantly she is the larger sister of the Endeavour, and as  the 42 feet model does take hints from a down east lobster boat design mixed that of a classic fast commuter for its looks, creating a unique design. The 50 Velsheda cockpit deck will impress for its spaces; central sun-pad, two L-shape aft looking small mezzanine style settees, C-shape dinette, L-shaped galley, and a helm station to starboard is what the main deck offers. Below the Velsheda offers two cabins with an owners room to fore, and a nice L-shaped lounger.  A single berth crew cabin is located amidships starboard. Power is twin Cats 669 or 715hp with line shafts giving top speeds up to 33 knots in light load. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.65 m (54.6ft)
Hull Length - 15.3 m
Beam - 4.5 m
Draft - 1.00 m ex props
Fuel Capacity - 2200 l
Water Capacity - 500 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins, optional 1 crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Cats C12 669hp, C12 715hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 33 knots max, 29 knots cruise
Hull Shape - deep Vee planning hull
Construction - resin infusion

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