The design brief given to Hoek Design for the PC 55 series was to replicate the success of the PC66 series and create:
– A visually stunning yacht
– A yacht that was fast and responsive to sail â a âSailors Yachtâ geared to being able to sail shorthanded
– A yacht with a âsupersizedâ and usable cockpit ergonomically divided into a dining area where 8 can dine inÂ Â comfort,Â a sailing area where one can trim without leaving the helm, and a sunbathing area
– A yacht with an open and light interior where the focus was on the Saloon area and an interior able to sleepÂ Â 6 in three double cabins including a luxurious Owners cabin forward
– A yacht practical in terms of tankage and storage for equipment
All this is offered with some flexibility in terms of interior and exterior styling â for the exterior there is the option of either the more modern wraparound look or a more classical look with wood veneered coach roof sides seen on some of the Classics Hoek designs.
For the interior the styling is anticipated to be the New England white panelled styling as seen on the PC66 using Teak horizontal surfaces and touches, but again there is some flexibility in this respect if other finishes are required.
The interior has been designed to sleep six in comfort with 3 spacious cabins including a large Owners cabin forward with its own private facilities. The aft cabins share a head (one en suite) and forward is a designated Navigational area to port with a very usable galley and large saloon area with a folding table.
As in the PC 66, the cockpit is very spacious area divided into 3 areas. A large folding table will easily seat 8 in comfort whilst the yacht can be sailed and trimmed without leaving the helm. The coach roof mounted traveler system allows a full bimini and dodger for those wanting to stay out of the elements and importantly keeps the mainsheet away from guests in the cockpit.
With the design being geared towards a yacht that was fast and responsive to sail, it meant a construction method where both lightness and strength were required.
Accordingly the PC55 is built with a multi layer epoxy lamination system with a Gurit Coracell M-foam cored Hull and deck, all laminated with E-Glass and epoxy resin and vacuum bagged supported by a carbon reinforced grid system. The interior Bulkheads and furniture are also in composite and taped into the hull to create a high strength and light monocoque structure.
Extensive sail trails have unveiled a truly wonderful yacht. All the efforts to save weight in the construction and a generous sail plan mean effortless sailing in 5 knots of True wind speed and when the breeze gets up she is extremely stable and easy to move down the gears.
For more details about specifications and delivery time, please contact:
Niels Hoek: email@example.com -or-
Pieter van der Weide : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the images shown are of the sister PC 55
- Pilot Classic 55
- Naval Architect
- Hoek Design Naval Architects
- Interior Design
- Hoek Design Naval Architects
- 16.62 m
- 4.23 m
- 2.70 m
- 16.000 kg
- Hull material
- E-Glass/ Epoxy
- Yanmar 4JH80 Common Rail Diesel