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An INVINCIBLE MOOSE – Clipper 60 Cordova Motor Yacht.

March 17, 2017

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When the first owner of the fantastically-named ‘INVINCIBLE MOOSE’ was considering having such a motor yacht built, he spent a significant time poring over the new-build options from Fleming, to Aquastar, Grand Alaskan and Selene (to name but a few), before finally settling on the Clipper 60 Cordova for delivery in 2012.

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The touchstones for the new yacht were:
• Zero-speed stabilisation for comfort at anchor, as well as underway. As a result, he specified the Wesmar fins which are exceptional in the real world – you just would not be without them.
• Long, versatile flybridge layout. She has two clever slide-out sun-loungers, an aft wetbar area and dinghy stowage space, with crane.
• Economy and endurance. Managing • Safe, wide side decks (and covered) with high rails for complete ease of movement on deck.
• An open-plan main deck layout to maximise space and natural light.
• A heavily-built, solid and super-seaworthy hull – the essential ingredient!

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For serious sea-going, the semi-displacement hull form (fine bow, rounded bilge sections and a flatter aft run to create lift) has a myriad of benefits. This trawler-yacht style is by nature a robust and seamanlike build. Couple that with her smooth progress through rough water and a decent keel to improve tracking in heavier weather and protect your valuable props and rudders, and you can begin to see why she’s so special.

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All the above are palpable successes in this hand-built trawler, and with three double cabins and a superb engine space, she is a truly harmonious little ship. Her owner has coded her for charter if desirable, and she can qualify for VAT-free sale if required.

Now four seasons after launch, she is as sharp as when she left the yard, with one hundred or so hours run each year. So if you are after a modern take on the traditional semi-displacement cruising motor yacht, then please do check out our video here… https://youtu.be/erv6v0SSbuw.

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Or get in touch… hugh.rayner@berthon.co.uk.

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