Dusseldorf boat show success for Kraken

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Kraken Yachts made their debut at the Dusseldorf boat show in January. Despite not having a boat to exhibit this year, Kraken Yachts managed to attract a great deal of interest from mainly European customers.  The Managing Director Roger Goldsmith and Sales Director Mark Williams were both on hand to discuss the merits of these Kevin Dibley […]

How do you quantify a yacht’s comfort at sea?

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An essential part of any comfortable blue water cruiser’s armoury is an easy motion at sea. While sailors might tolerate a bouncy or skittish motion on a trip round the bay, they will grow to hate it on a long cruise.  In one of his last interviews, the great designer Olin Stephens said that sea-kindliness […]

Join Kraken Yachts in Hong Kong

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We are proud to announce that our Kraken 66 flagship yacht White Dragon is now available to view and test sail from the world renowned Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club in Hong Kong. We are inviting interested potential customers to experience a taste of blue water cruising at it’s best. Join us for an experience of a lifetime at the 5* luxurious […]

Kraken designer Kevin Dibley wins ‘2017 Yacht Designer of the Year’ award.

Kraken Yachts is delighted to add to the many messages of congratulations winging their way to Kevin Dibley (designer of the new range of Kraken blue water cruisers) on his being named ‘2017 Yacht Designer of the Year’ at the Asian Marine and Boating Awards ceremony. New Zealand-based Kevin Dibley is the first Kiwi to win this prestigious […]

Kraken 66 Carbon fibre rig option

Many sailors – both cruisers and racers – choose to specify custom-built carbon spars. So in order to offer its clients this carbon option, Kraken Yachts has collaborated with Southern Spars, creators of the world’s first carbon fibre mast. Southern Spars’ mix of innovative thinking and craftsmanship down the years has changed the world of […]

Why don’t all modern Blue Water Cruisers have Skeg Hung Rudders?

In the old days, the rudder on a typical blue water cruiser was hung on the back of a long keel. Indeed the occasional retro-design still has this feature. Then in the ‘60s leading yacht designers such as Sparkman & Stephens moved to fin keels and hung the rudder on a skeg. This became the […]

HARKEN winches and deck gear

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Kraken Yachts’ directors Dick Beaumont and Roger Goldsmith were determined that the new Kraken blue water cruisers should be easy to sail. So a fully thought out deck plan using top quality gear was an essential part of their plan. They collaborated from the start with Harken, whose UK Sales Manager Tom Peters says “We are seeing […]

WHY DOES THE NEW KRAKEN 50 FT YACHT MAKE A SUPERB LUXURY SAILING YACHT?

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Kraken Yachts recently proved its credentials in the luxury sailing yacht market when the flagship of its range – the Kraken 66 – won the coveted 2017 Sailing Today award for the ‘Best Blue Water cruiser.’ The Kraken 50 follows in her wake by being nominated for the Best Bluewater Cruiser of 2018 in the British Yachting Awards.​ […]

Why our luxury sailing yachts have skeg hung rudders

In the old days, the rudder on a typical blue water cruiser was hung on the back of a long keel. Indeed the occasional retro-design still has this feature. Then in the ‘60s leading yacht designers such as Sparkman & Stephens moved to fin keels and hung the rudder on a skeg. This became the […]

Why do Kraken Yachts use lead for ballast?

In the pursuit of safety at sea, Kraken is including many important and expensive features as standard in its new range of blue water cruisers; and all within its competitive standard prices. One of our major (and costly) decisions has been to use lead – not cast iron – for the Kraken 50 ft yacht’s ballast.  As many boat […]