And now for something completely different, and completely unique.
Cockwells Modern and Classic Boatbuilding, based in Mylor Bridge have been crafting a fairly exotic range of motor yachts, from the slender timber stem of Custom 32 OCEAN FAUNA, to the fully-sheathed Duchy 35 ORINOCO. Laid up on the banks of a Cornish creek, the flourishing company creates some of the most interesting and visually-arresting craft to be launched in Great Britain.
GRACE is the Cockwells take on the open dayboat. Taking style and construction cues from another Cockwells Owner’s tender for his Perini Navi 73m Vitruvius superyacht GRACE E, this 2013 build optimises her generous cockpit to allow seating for family and friends, with a dash of panache that few other shipwrights can match:
Her blunted, upright bows conceal a smart anchoring mechanism.
Underneath that perfectly flush foredeck is a crisply-finished heads compartment.
A wet-bar separates the skipper from the crew, whilst carcassing fridge, sink and stowage.
Her cockpit oozes lounge-style elegance, with two immaculate mahogany tables.
And that tail droops away lazily, hiding a pair of low-hour, punchy Yanmar 250 diesels.
She is a thing to be admired. As soon as she is undressed from her canvas cloak, everybody watches.
She is drop-dead gorgeuous. Her frame is low-slung and looks fast even when in the slings, with a hunkered-down stance and muscular haunches aft. She blends opulence with power, and true personality with distinctive character. In fact, she is a masterpiece in the subtle alchemy of the modern and the classic.
She is the one and only, so you – like her – will need to be quick!