Coastal Craft 65 Concord
Coastal Craft Boats, known well for its rugged aluminum yachts in a style that draws inspiration from workboats of the Pacific Northwest, has stepped out of the box with the introduction of the 65 Concord. Designed by another stalwart of the area, Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect Ltd, the 65 shows yachtsmen a conservatively flowing exterior and a most accommodating interior.
From her aggressively raked stem to her gracefully arced stern, the 65 Concord more than hints at her potential for high performance. Marshall’s design team gave her V-shaped bottom a fine entry and moderate deadrise aft. Even though the designers estimate her top speed to be 31 knots, she is, after all, a cruising yacht and won’t be leaping free of the water—and won’t need the steep deadrise common to sport boats. Her entry will split the seas, and the buoyancy of her relatively shallow after sections will gently lift her over the remnants of each wave and allow her to plane easily.
Using Volvo Penta IPS allowed the designers to make the most of the hull’s interior volume. All of the machinery lives in the aftermost one quarter of her overall length, permitting a very large master suite immediately forward and roughly over the center of buoyancy. A queen-size berth is offset slightly to starboard, allowing passage to the head located between the suite and the engine room.
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This article originally appeared in the April 2014 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.