The recent Düsseldorf Boat Show
has brought us the long-awaited Salona 60
. Croatian shipyard AD Boats
decided to enter the semi-custom yachts segment of the market and built a 60-footer yacht
. It was created on the solid foundations of the experience in building high-quality yachts, combining high performances and the joy of sailing.
was designed by Jason Ker
, a naval architect experienced in designing America’s Cup yachts
. The elegant lines of the deck,
along with the spacious cockpit, guarantee a pleasant stay aboard. The mighty lines of the hull
can provide respectable performances. This yacht is meant to sail with some 240 sq m of sailing surface
close hauling, while the 320 sq m big gennaker
is meant to support reaching.
designed by the AD Boats design team
abounds with large surfaces made of wood and shaped in a modern, stylish and elegant manner. The link with nature
is emphasized with large windows
and hatches which also contribute to the natural illumination of the interior. The inner layout of the cabins can be arranged in line with buyers’ requests,
but the best news is that Salona 60 has four cabins
and three toilets
Since all Salona models are well known for their performance,
it is expected that Salona 60 will also become a respectable opponent in regattas
. On the other hand, easy sailing
without too much trouble is guaranteed because the sailing gear is well distributed
on the deck and the jib can be equipped with a self-tacking system.
The comfort package includes a 230V generator
inside the main engine room, a reverse cycle air-conditioner
, an electric hydraulic gangway
, a microwave oven, a dishwasher and a washing machine along with a cockpit fridge and a fresh water maker. The fresh water tank
can contain as much as 1200 l,
while 900 l of diesel
could be loaded into the fuel tank.
Salona 60 belongs to the category A (ocean sailing)
and is powered by a 100 HP engine
and a four-bladed propeller
. Length overall is 19,2 m
, the beam is 5,4 m, and the draft can vary depending on the keel option – it can be 3 m long with a fixed keel, or 3.5-2.7 m with a lifting keel. Displacement is 24000 kg with 7000 kg of ballast.
Overall, Salona 60 is a fine yacht from AD Boats
which represents a completely new segment of the shipyard's production. I wish her a shiny future which will most likely come true because the prices of Salona 60
are announced as surprisingly favorable
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