Launched and Sailing!
The gorgeous new A72 Skylark launched in Bristol, RI in mid October, 2018. She was built by the talented, hardworking and dedicated crew of Aquidneck Custom Composites. It was a memorable day which included trailering the 72' long and 32' wide beauty through the streets of Bristol in pre dawn hours. With the cooperation of town officials, encouragment from Rhode Island's Governor Gina Raimondo, and the careful work of the skilled crew from Brownell Transport in Mattapoisett, MA with their purpose built large boat trailer, all went well.
Skylark then departed Newport on a frigid November morning for the warmer waters of the Caribbean. She will winter there, with her professional crew hosting the owners and also charter guests.
The all new Atlantic 72 can carry you worldwide on voyages that most will only dream of.
- And like all Atlantic Cats, she’s designed to be easily and safely handled by a small crew.
There are 4 double cabins for family and guests, plus dedicated crew quarters, each with ensuite head. Living spaces are comfortable and spacious in the pilot house and covered aft deck. The galley was designed with assistance from an experienced marine chef and includes spacious cold storage, professional appliances and ample counter space. On deck and forepeak storage can accommodate the owner’s choice of cruising accessories, such as paddleboards, kayaks, kiteboards or scuba gear.
The first A72 is being designed and built to the requirements of a current Atlantic 57 owner and his professional crew. She will used for cruising with family and friends in far flung locales. Term charter will be available between owner visits.
High underwing clearance and a soft-riding hull form eliminates pounding. The interior is optimized for cruising comfort both underway and at anchor. Ample living areas forward and aft, excellent ventilation a protected watch-keeping station, a gourmet galley and dedicated work spaces will all contribute to cruising joy.
Atlantic Catamarans deliver true high performance and are among the fastest cruising yachts. Windward performance is exceptional; they point high and tack easily. A powerful yet easy to handle sailplan, efficient underwater foils and slender easily driven hulls combine to produce fantastic daily averages.
All Atlantic Catamaran designs incorporate a secure, full visibility cockpit set up for shorthanded sailing AND a fully enclosed pilothouse steering station. They were the first catamarans to offer this exceptional cockpit configuration. All Atlantic Cats are unsinkable and incorporate multiple watertight hull divisions.
The builder of the first A72 is Aquidneck Custom Composites, Inc of Bristol, Rhode Island. ACC has deep experience with high quality custom yacht construction, including 3 Atlantic 57s. The 100% Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Resin construction utilizes extra thick foam cores for strength and insulation. Robust uni-directional carbon fiber reinforcing laminates in all critical high load areas increase strength and stiffness for superior longevity. The owner’s choice of varnished wood interior on lightweight honeycomb panels provides true yacht quality at low weight. Electronic and mechanical systems are carefully selected and installed for trouble free operation.
Contact Chris White for more information