Clipper to launch new cruising range
New Hudson Bay and Cordova line-up to be unveiled by end of 2017.
Clipper Motor Yachts says its latest motor yacht designs will be unveiled by the end of 2017 with several of the new generation boats already commissioned for boat show releases.
The new range will include three versions of a European styled sedan bridge Hudson Bay model, the 500S, the 540S and the flagship 640S, as well as a new range of Cordova Motor Yachts including the 50MY, the 55MY and the 65MY models.
Clipper Motor Yachts managing director, Brett Thurley, said the new designs were the result of months of intensive research, focus groups, one-on-one interviews with current and prospective owners, and design workshops held in Australia, Asia and the USA.
“We will always keep the core elements inherent in the Clipper DNA such as walkaround decks, semi-displacement, keel protected hull design, shaft drive diesel technology, long-range economical cruising capacity and exemplary seakeeping ability," he said. “However we have given the range a massive step change in styling and aesthetic direction for the future.
“This has been done at a visual, engineering and design level so the new generation of Clipper Motor Yachts, encompassing both flybridge, sedan bridge and sedan vessels will be cutting edge contemporary compared with the Clippers of the past.”
Thurley said Patrizio Facheris Yacht and Product Design Studio based in Florida, US, had been commissioned to create the new designs.
“Patrizio is the epitome of Italian design and flair and has been working with major USA and European builders and owners for more than 20 years so his expertise, passion for elegance in design and ability to achieve excellence is well recorded,” he said.
“We met with him, showed him where we had come from, what we were currently producing and where we wanted to head and then threw down the challenge for him to work with us to design a range of models that would position us a leaders in our niche for years to come.
“Patrizio is extremely excited by the new direction we are taking and the focus group reveals we have conducted, to both existing and potential new buyers, ahead of the international public launch later this year gives us great confidence we are on a winner.
“We have kept everything that is special and inherent in the Clipper Motor Yachts of the past, but taken that to a whole new contemporary level.”