KM Yachtbuilders is tasked with building almost an exact copy of the first Pelagic 77. The construction of the aluminium hull will commence this month and delivery is set for early 2024.
“Everyone at the yard is thrilled with this news. We have had repeat customers before, but to build a second unit of such a custom project is a big compliment to receive.” says Jildou Huisman, sales & marketing manager. Eeuwe Kooi, founder of KM Yachtbuilders adds: “It was great working with the team from the owner’s side for the first time and I’m confident it will be the same for the second yacht too. The Vinson of Antarctica is a yacht we are very proud of and even prouder to build the second one.”
Skip Novak, the commercial director of Pelagic Expeditions, explains why a second yacht will be build:
“The decision to build a sistership to the Vinson of Antarctica was based on the success of this design concept which over the first year of her life has supported four worthwhile projects, their content contributing to our educational arm for schools in Chile and Spain. This included a north south traverse of the Atlantic Ocean into the southern hemisphere of operation where Vinson will now be based in the southern South American sector.
Delivery is set for early 2024.