All the seductive beauty of a traditional American schooner is expressed in its classic lines and emphasised by the precise finish, the result of impeccable machining carried out to the highest professional standards. The yacht’s outdoor areas, conceived with open-air living in mind, are surprisingly spacious, but the greatest surprise is the large scale of the interior areas designed for long stays on board.
Founded in 2007, the new company Pax Navi Yachts is now a well-established presence, led with passion and determination by its three founding partners: a German industrialist with extensive personal experience of chartering who was determined to build his own yacht, and two Turkish specialist professionals in the nautical sector.
Located in Bodrum, on the beautiful Mediterranean coast of western Turkey, the operating headquarters of Pax Navi’s new shipyard specialises in both the construction and refitting of motor yachts and sailing yachts.
The existing plant and available facilities allow for precise machining – both technical and artisanal – by specialist workers using metal and wood to create new vessels, or renew veteran ships, of up to 65 metres in length. The current issue of Yacht Première features a full portrait of the magnificent vessel Clear Eyes, built by Pax Navi Yachts using modern technology, but with the traditional lines of an enchanting American schooner. Clear Eyes was launched and delivered in spring last year, and during the summer the vessel completed its maiden voyage from the waters of the eastern Mediterranean to those of the western Mediterranean. Finally, in autumn, Clear Eyes was officially presented at the glamorous 20th Monaco Yacht Show 2010, where it was on display at the quayside in Port Hercules, Monte Carlo, part of the prestigious group of charter yachts selected for the fleet of the renowned company Camper & Nicholsons International.
The main dimensional and technical data
Based on naval architecture and engineering produced in-house by Erkin Yagci in collaboration with the Pax Navi team, Clear Eyes was built by the Turkish shipyard using steel for both the hull and the superstructure.
The vessel meets the classification standards of ABS, Maltese Cross A1 E, Commercial Yachting Service, AMS, and also complies with the MCA LY2 requirements, Unrestricted Service Area.
In terms of size, Clear Eyes has an overall length of 43.13 metres, equivalent to
141 feet 6 inches, including the fixed bowsprit; not including the fixed bowsprit, the total length of the hull is 39.30 metres, equivalent to 128 feet 11 inches.
The vessel’s waterline length is 35.42 metres, equivalent to 116 feet 3 inches, and it has a total beam of 9.00 metres, equivalent to 29 feet 6 inches.
The maximum draft of the hull under full load is 3.99 metres, equivalent to 13 feet 1 inch, and the yacht’s displacement is nearly 318 tonnes, equivalent to nearly 701,000 pounds. The ballast weight is 36 tonnes, equivalent to 79,366 pounds.
Clear Eyes has a long keel hull and ketch rigging, with masts and booms all made of aluminium alloy by Formula Marine. The heights of the masts over the main deck are 40 metres/131’02” for the main mast, and 32 metres/104’11” for the mizzen mast.
The sails are all made of Hydra Net Radial Cut (Spectra) by Halsey, with areas of 310 m2/3336 sq ft for the genoa, 117 m2/1,259 sq ft for the stay sail, 249 m2/2,680 sq ft for the main sail, and 139 m2/1,496 sq ft for the mizzen sail.
The total sail plan of Clear Eyes amounts to 815 m2/8,772 sq ft, plus a gennaker
of 720 m2/7,750 sq ft. On board Clear Eyes, the standing rigging is Nitronic 50 rod by Ocean Yacht Systems, the hydraulic winches are provided by Lewmar and the hydraulic furlers are by Reckmann.
Clear Eyes’ engine room contains two Caterpillar CAT C18 in-line 6-cylinder diesel engines, rating B, both coupled to Twindisc MG5202 reduction gearboxes.
Each engine has a total cylinder capacity of 18.1 litres, equivalent to 1,106 cubic inches, with a maximum power of 671 BHP, equivalent to 500 bkW, supplied at 2,100 rpm. In terms of performance, Clear Eyes’ speed under engine power can reach up to 13.5 knots, and it can maintain a cruising speed of 10.5 knots. At this speed, the yacht has a range of 2,466 nautical miles, whereas when cruising at the economy speed of 9 knots the yacht’s range is 3,510 nautical miles, partly thanks to fuel tanks with a capacity of 24,594 litres, equivalent to 6,506 US gallons.
The freshwater tanks in the boat’s hold have a capacity of 5,738 litres, equivalent to 1,518 US gallons, supplied by two Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper 1,800 desalination plants, each producing 6,800 litres per day, equivalent to 1,799 US gallons.
For their part, the waste water and sewage tanks have a capacity of 5,063 litres, equivalent to 1,339 US gallons, and they are equipped with a Hamann Mini L waste water treatment plant with a daily treatment capacity of 5,400 litres, equivalent to 1,428 US gallons. Clear Eyes’ engine room also contains two tri-phase 50-Hz generators, both based on Caterpillar CAT C4.4 in-line 4-cylinder diesel generator motors. Each motor has a total cylinder capacity of 4.4 litres, equivalent to 269 cubic inches, and supplies 69 ekW/86 kVA at 1,500 rpm.
The on-board technical equipment includes: a Trac 100-HP tunnel bowthruster, a Yanmar 130-HP auxiliary engine for the hydraulic system, a passarelle and side boarding ladder by Opacmare and two deck cranes by Opacmare, each with a lifting capacity of 400 kg/883 lbs.
Clear Eyes carries two tenders: a rescue and service rib tender by AB, 3.50 metres
/11’06” in length, with a 150-HP Yamaha outboard motor, and a main and guest rib tender by NorthStar, 6.40 metres/21’00” in length, powered by a 225-HP Mercury outboard motor. [...]