Voyager 72' Performance Cruising Yacht
This exciting new project is designed for live aboard, long distant cruising in complete comfort and style. Whether the colder southern Chilian coast, or the warmth of the Pacific Islands, the Voyager 72 is perfect for those looking to explore hard to get to destinations, in comfort, speed and style.
The Voyager 72 was commissioned by a New Zealander who wanted an exciting performance cruising yacht that he could use to explore hard to reach places on the global cruising circuit. But he wanted it done in complete comfort, in a hull that looked stylish and modern. Why wouldn’t you, we ask. Featuring a powerful but easily reduced sail plan balanced with a high righting moment ensures exciting, fully controlled sailing in all conditions. A lifting keel and twin rudders allows access to shoal draft areas that are hard to reach by deeper drafted yachts. All sailing systems lead back to the twin wheels for easy shorthanded sailing. A semi hard top bimini covers the forward area of the cockpit for getting out of the elements, and a large area aft of the wheels allow Tender storage as well as sunbathing and lounging when in warmer climates. The transom hinges down to further extend the cockpit when at anchor as well as allowing easy launching and retrieving of the Tender.
The interior is open, spacious, and superbly comfortable. A central raised saloon allows for entertainment and relaxing with almost 360-degree views out the windows. Galley at a lower level to starboard, and a work station, laundry, and wet lockers at lower level to port are all open to the main saloon. To port of the semi height centrecase is an enclosed Media/TV room with a frosted glass ceiling to keep sound in, but not at the expense of light. This cabin can be accessed from both port and starboard sides and will be an overflow cabin when more guests are aboard. Owners cabin lies aft and two cabins forward complete the accommodation.
Further exciting and luxurious layouts are possible in this full volume hull form, including inside steering and 4 cabin layouts.
Hydrostatics and stability are always a consideration during the preliminary stages of a design. With wide beamed yachts such as the Voyager, a well balanced heeled volume distribution and careful positioning of the aft chine are paramount in a successful performance hull shape. As hull speeds increase in these lighter displacement cruising yachts, the pressures on the hull forward can also increase so the bow sections need careful thought put into their shape to reduce pounding and stress. The rudders also need careful positioning to ensure full control, whether flat off or heeled. In this design we will hinge the prop and shaft back into the hull to ensure clean water flow aft while sailing.
The client was an ex alloy-boat builder in his early life hence the dream of building using this material. All plates and frames would be computer cut and the interior would be modular so it can easily be built off site and dropped in when ready. But other building materials can be looked at depending on the needs and requirements of the client and use of the yacht.
This is an exciting design for those looking for adventure and lifestyle change.
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