Clipper Motor Yachts managing director, Brett Thurley, said the company was about to progress to an exciting new era in its growth and development, building on a proud history dating back to 1977.
“We will always keep the core elements inherent in the Clipper DNA – such as walk-around decks, semi-displacement-keel protected hull design, shaft drive diesel technology, long-range economical cruising capacity and exemplary seakeeping ability – however we have given the range a massive step change in styling and aesthetic direction for the future,” he said.
“Our heritage is in traditional, solid, trawler-style long-range cruisers of between 34 ft and 62ft. We have now modernised to take that style of vessel to a completely new level of design and finish.”
The new range will be designed by Patrizio Facheris Yacht and Product Design Studio, based in Florida, USA. “Patrizio is the epitome of Italian design and flair and has been working with major USA and European builders and owners for more than 20 years,” said Thurley. “We met with him, showed him where we had come from, what we were currently producing and where we wanted to head and then threw down the challenge for him to work with us to design a range of models that would position us as leaders in our niche for years to come.”
“We have already commissioned several of the new generation of boats, which we will have as boat show release vessels, to show our potential customers exactly how special this range is.”
Thurley said the jewel in the crown of the new offerings will be a range of exciting new Cordova Motor Yachts including the 50MY, the 55MY and the 65MY. These vessels will be true long-range cruisers designed to tackle virtually any sea conditions.
Thurley reported that a team of boat builders is located on site at the manufacturing facility in the Gold Coast Marine Precinct, supervising and checking each stage of the production process.