Alongside the development of the Carkeek 40, PCT has been working on a larger 47ft high performance racer: the Carkeek 47 (C47). Designed with similar objectives to the C40 MKII: a cutting edge inshore/offshore racing yacht with grand prix performance, construction, and technology.
Carkeek’s on-going R&D using CFD and VPP technology, continues to build on its TP, GP42 and VOR background to bring the new breed of racing yachts onto the water. PCT has welcomed the opportunity to showcase this technology, through a succession of successful builds over the course of the last eighteen months.
Key grand prix features include: all-carbon construction, twin running backstays with deflectors, triple spreader carbon rig, large optimized fixed bowsprit, and a high aspect ratio sail plan with square top mainsail.
To accommodate competition in both inshore and offshore international sailing events, the C47 is designed to fit onto a rotating cradle for shipping and on road transport, and to fit over a 40ft flat rack/platform container. Further practical considerations include a quick release lifting cassette keel option, and two-part rig.