VELSHEDA - 2013 54' 6" CAMPER & NICHOLSONS
STUART Florida $650,000 USD
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and racing hull, his original deadrise angle remains proven as the optimum. While Hunt Design has made, and continues to discover, small refinements to this design, Ray's basic deep-V hullform offers superior characteristics that give it the ability to navigate rough seas at higher speed with more safety and comfort than any other hull design. The sharp entry forward keeps pounding to a minimum. There is no deep forefoot to cause bow steering and broaching. The V-shape is carried all the way to the transom, resulting in evenly distributed displacement and lateral plane. These factors urge the hull to travel straight through and over the seas with only moderate steering effort, even in quartering or following seas, an extremely important safety advantage when running down waves and especially when entering rough inlets. At
planing speeds, this hull gains stability from planing forces, so rolling is minimized. Our high-deadrise V-shape is inherently stable. As the boat tries to roll, the deepV
puts more and more hull into the water, forcing it back upright. The V-shape
also allows the hull to bank in a turn, not roll outward like a round or flat-bottomed
hull. And, at displacement speeds, the 50' Camper & Nicholsons Luxury Yacht VELSHEDA's deep-V hull has more draft than the typical planing hull, so it behaves
more surely, like a displacement hull. The Velsheda 50' features the Hunt deepV
planing hull design, built using a resin infusion laminating system, to ensure top performance, outstanding seakeeping qualities, and moderate fuel consumption.
raised toecap, provide easy access to the open forward area, dedicated to large sun pads. Further forward, the bow is also completely unencumbered: when the time comes to lay anchor, an electric mechanism raises the anchor and prepares it for setting: one of the many custom features of the yacht.
sliding glass doors. Dining, or lounging on the two facing C shaped settees, served by their respective tables, is an alfresco experience with the advantage of total protection and air conditioning. The forward area is dedicated to navigation. The helm station, served by a comfortable, ergonomic twin seat, combines all the instruments and commands for the control of the yacht with a 360 degree visibility provided by the generous curved windows. Style on Camper & Nicholsons yachts is a primary concern: and so the entire instrument panel, with analog instruments set on a steel panel with leather trimmings and a wood rim on the wheel are all custom made with a consistent touch and feel of all materials on board. Below decks, the atmosphere becomes quiet and intimate (the engine room is aft, under the cockpit). The L shaped galley to starboard offers a generous space for all the necessary equipment and
appliances. Aft of the galley a door provides access to an ample stowing space, which in turn leads to the engine room. This area can be converted into a crew cabin with en suite head should an owner desire this option. Guests are provided with two state rooms: to port, with twin berths, and forward, where the large owners state room features a double berth with access from three sides. Both cabins have en suite heads with separate shower. The design and finish, a mix of British tradition and Italian style, make ample use of exclusive materials, in the best tradition of marine craftsmanship.
The history of Camper & Nicholsons leaves no doubt about this cruiser's ambitions: to provide safe and comfortable navigation with the best possible seaworthiness under every condition, especially in a rough sea, where it maintains its ability to keep high speeds with little or no drama. Following in the steps of centuries of long range yacht building, Velsheda 50' is designed with a deep V hull by Hunt, a guarantee of performance: not only in terms of speed, but also in terms of seakeeping. The elegant, timeless lines complete a unique package: Velsheda 50' will take you where you want to go, and will not go unnoticed, just like the historical Camper & Nicholsons yachts. The deep V hull offers additional advantages, such as a reliable stability and direction during mooring. Powered by twins 715 hp Caterpillar engines (with Volvo IPS as optional), Velsheda 50' has a top speed of 31 knots, that allows for comfortable cruising at 28 knots with relatively low fuel consumption. Vacuum infusion construction is utilized with cored sandwich construction for the topsides
and deck, and solid fiberglass for the bottom, that includes Kevlar reinforcements in the structural areas. This method guarantees the best fibre/resin ratio, offering maximum strength with a significant weight reduction, especially in the
superstructure and the raised parts of the hull. This means the yacht has a lower centre of gravity, which limits both roll and pitch in rough conditions. Moreover, lamination with vinyl ester resin assures the hull has better long term protection
against osmosis. The large open air living space, the light and airy saloon and the precious interiors will allow for comfortable cruising for the family, assisted, if necessary, by a professional crew. And the yacht's classic beauty will remain
timeless, through the years.
**Speed Cruising 28 knots (1/3 laden) Maximum 31 knots (1/3 laden)
**Performances are estimated at calm sea, absence of wind, 25 degrees Celsius air temperature, clean hull and propellers and load as indicated.