Following the launch of the first Kraken 66 White Dragon, the Kraken 50 is now entering production. This outstanding 50ft blue water cruiser – which is the first Kraken to feature our unique fully encapsulated and intergral Zero Keel – brings further comfort, safety and style to this sector of the market.
The first Kraken 50 has been ordered by a British businessman. It will be far cry from the 7.5m open boat he once helped sail across the Pacific, replicating Captain Bligh’s 4,000 mile voyage!
He and three fellow crew members began their epic journey on the Talisker Bounty Boat off the coast of Tonga from the same location where Captain Bligh and his sailors – refugees from the mutiny on the HMS Bounty – started their open boat voyage over two centuries ago.
After almost seven weeks at sea, the 7.5m Talisker Bounty Boat landed in Kupang, West Timor. In the process the crew raised a large sum of money for the Sheffield Institute Foundation for Motor Neurone Disease.
Australian skipper Don McIntyre used 18th century navigational equipment and had no charts, adding; “We only had the same amount of food and water [as the original voyage] – so we had serious food deprivations. I lost 18 kilograms during the voyage.”
In addition to this adventure, the new owner is an experienced blue water yachtsman who has been on numerous ocean passages; sometimes on performance/ cruiser production yachts.
He told us: “When I decided to buy my own blue water cruiser, I looked for a yacht of higher quality and reliability. The Kraken 50 offers everything I want in a boat that will give comfortable and safe sailing in all weathers yet also be easy to handle with a small crew. I also like the fact that it offers very good value for money.”