Concord

By Duart Snow
 
With the launch of its first 65’ Concord, Coastal Craft of Gibsons BC marks both its largest build to date and a departure in styling from its smaller designs. At the request of the customer, says president Jeff Rhodes, the aluminum builder has given the 65 a European-influenced profile that is both more upright, with two full decks, and more gracefully swept back than the workboat-inspired styling of its smaller boats.
 
“This is a very curvy, shapely, complex hull and superstructure that we’ve built in aluminum,” says Rhodes. “I think it’s quite a feat that we’ve achieved the great effect that we did – this is not a fibreglass boat, it’s aluminum.”
 
The 65 is a big, roomy boat but very well proportioned on its 67’ 6” overall length. The hull design, interior and some engineering on the boat are the work of Victoria-based luxury yacht designer Gregory Marshall’s firm.
 
The 65 is a high-speed design that stays true to Coastal Craft’s commitment to fast, efficient cruising speeds. Powered by twin Volvo IPS 1200 drives, the boat has delivered 33 knots at wide-open throttle during initial sea trials and cruised comfortably at speeds to 26 or 27 knots, says Rhodes.
 
“I’m very pleased with the hull. It’s very flat and smooth-riding, and I’m very impressed with how it handles. I credit that to Greg Marshall’s design.
 
“We’re excited to be offering this style of boat into the Vancouver and Seattle markets, in particular. We think we’ve got something fresh that will appeal to people looking for a more conventional go-fast boat.”
Concord 2
 
Other notable features:
•             The 65’s three-stateroom layout incorporates a full-beam master amidships, plus two more large cabins, three heads and a generous laundry/utility space.
•             Shower walls throughout are ForzaStone, a laminate of stone, alloy and reinforced plastic that provides a rich look and very high strength with significantly less weight than solid stone panels.
 
Specifications
LOA                                      67’ 6”
LWL                                     54’
Beam                                   16’ 11”
Draft                                    5’
Displacement (half-load)               78,900 lbs
Fuel Cap.                            1,000 US gals
Fresh Water Cap.              220 US gals
Waste Cap.                        125 US gals
Engines                               Twin Volvo D13-900
Drives                                  Twin Volvo IPS3
Range (@ 24 knots)          500 nautical miles
Concord 4

Concord 3

Concord 5

Marine Products

  • Prev
All sailors need wind information. The SailTimer app on iOS (and soon on Android) can provide a ...
Almost every country requires a sound signal appliance for vessels up to 39'. They don't comment, ...
Yamaha two-stroke outboards are renowned for long service lives. Owners wanting to protect them ...
AISNet+ AIS Base Station Provides AIS Connectivity for ports and offices with new simple ...
Hot water on board a boat is no longer an unaffordable luxury. Offered in a wide range of ...
B&G, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, has announced the ...
Blue Guard Innovations has announced the general availability of the BG-One, a patent-pending ...
ASA Electronics has updated our line of JENSEN televisions with the JTV1917DVDC, a 19-inch LCD TV ...
To extend the range of a yacht or ship equipped with a Torqeedo Deep Blue Hybrid electric ...
Aurora Marine’s latest discovery, CANVAS SHIELD with DRYKON is a waterproofing spray that ...

ALBIN MAKES ON BOARD HOT WATER AN AFFORDABLE LUXURY

Albin Pump

Hot water on board a boat is no longer an unaffordable luxury. Offered in a wide range of capacities and configurations, Albin Pump Marine's efficient Premium Water Heaters are engineered to ensure the highest water quality in a rugged, long-lasting marine housing.

Available in 120V or 230V, both drawing 850W, Premium Water Heaters run off AC current from shore power or a generator, or the engine's coolant exchanger. They heat quickly and efficiently. Sized to fit most installation spaces, they're direct replacements for common Isotemp models. READ MORE

 

 

 

People

People
  • Prev
“The wind is coming up. Tell the boys they can commence with the race.” Fittingly, these would be ...
BRP, a world leader in powersports, has announced that Tracy Crocker has been appointed to the ...
CMP has announced that Gerald Dyck has joined the firm to further enhance their growing portfolio ...
Lars Ljungström has been appointed to vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO) ...
John Alexander Roy passed away quietly at home on August 12 after a short battle with cancer. He ...
Torqeedohas announced that Greg Jung has been appointed vice president of marketing. In ...

CANADIAN BOATING WRITER JONATHAN LEE HOSPITALIZED

Jonathan LeeWe were saddened last week to learn that well-known Canadian boating writer Jonathan Lee has been hospitalized following a severe stroke. The former editor of Boatguide, Boating Business and Ports Cruising Guides remains in critical care at Hamilton General Hospital, where it is hoped he will ultimately make a full recovery. Industry colleagues may send cards care of the Hamilton General Hospital stroke unit. In lieu of flowers, donations on Jonathan’s behalf to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. READ MORE