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Shipman 63

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When their carbon/epoxy-hulled 50-footer was launched two years ago, it was named European Boat of the Year. But the Shipman design team has decided there is also a need for a yacht in the 60-foot range that can make offshore passages quickly and effortlessly. The result is this pilothouse design the Shipman team is calling “the racer’s ocean cruiser.” The lightweight carbon-epoxy yacht is designed to be sailed singlehanded, and a lifting keel will allow it to enter shallow anchorages or harbors that otherwise might not be accessible. The concept should appeal to owners who might like to summer in the Med and then cross over and winter in the Caribbean.

Shipman Holdings, Egaa Marina, 8250 Egaa, Denmark; 011-452 424-2200

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