Clipper’s Cordova 60 To Premiere At Gold Coast International Marine Expo
Published: Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Clipper Motor Yachts announces the unveiling of its latest generation Cordova 60 at Australia’s Gold Coast International Marine Expo May 21-24.
Renowned Canadian marine architect Trevor Bolt designed the Cordova 60. Clipper’s classic, semi-displacement motor cruiser has been updated and boasts a chic, contemporary style.
The skipper can pilot from the lower helm and enjoy sweeping visibility, or from the flybridge where panoramic views and luxurious seating create a comfortable environment for family and friends.
“There is no doubt this has been our most ambitious project so far, being a complete custom layout and fit-out,” says Clipper’s Managing Director Brett Thurley. “We effectively started with a blank 60 interior and moved the one step in the saloon further aft to give the pilothouse dinette more room.”
The galley was also moved aft and combined with an opening hopper window to the cockpit for bringing the outdoors in. The galley now incorporates Miele appliances, a dishwasher, in-counter exhaust fans and a Zip Hydrotap system with sparkling, filtered and boiling water applications available over the double square recessed sinks. Refrigeration is upgraded with Italian-made Vitrifrigo double drawer fridges with freezer drawers below.
A custom-designed, superyacht stainless staircase, made expressly for this layout by Aritex in Taiwan incorporates stainless LED lights at each step.
The sleek lower helm encompasses a leather-clad custom wheel and state-of-the-art dual Simrad 16-inch screens, twin 19-inch glass screens upstairs, VHF, autopilot and twin radars covering long and short range. This vessel is also equipped with twin disc gearboxes to allow for the Express Hydraulic Joystick docking system. This allows for hydraulic bow and stern thrusters to be electronically coordinated with the engines and controlled by the joystick, located at both helms and concealed in the cockpit bulkhead.
The vessel has a top speed of 23 knots with twin Cummins 715hp diesel engines and cruises at 16 knots.