The launch of an 80ft ketch Expedition yacht at Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders is projected for early 2022. She’s been a massive and complex project, and there is still some way to go, but the end is in sight as Pete, Marty, and the team approaches the final corner before the home straight.
Intended for long distance sailing to remote locations and high latitudes, the vessel is self-supporting and practical, whilst allowing a good level of comfort and performance, and great safety for a live-aboard owner sailing mostly short-handed. The low-profile overseas owner has a racing background and is excited to work with LSB to create his dreamboat. Hull construction is in 6-skin, 50mm thick, cold-moulded Alaskan yellow cedar. LOA: 23.9m, DWL: 22 m, Beam: 5.60 m, Draft: 3.80 m, Displacement: 50 tonnes.
Check out the most recent timelapse of the 80″ ketch under construction at Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders. This doesn’t show the competed boat but takes us up to March 2021.