News: Olivier van Meer and Sea Independent Custom present new PELICAN 80 Yacht Concept

April 16, 2013 by ss
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The new Pelican 80 yacht design has established the hallmarks of a classic that is designed for performance, safety, luxury and built to the highest quality. It is the performance, sea kindness, attention to detail and ingenious use of space that raises her above the competition.

Olivier van Meer was one of the first designers who created real panoramic deck saloons without destroying the exterior appearance. Also the Pelican offers a deck saloon with full view. Combining a superior inside steering navcom area with an ingenious central galley next to the cockpit and opposite the raised luxury seating area. This light and airy deck saloon is connected with only a few steps to the generous and well sheltered cockpit for comfortable outside living; an unmatched ease of cockpit/galley-to-sea and cockpit/galley to accommodation communication. The separate helmsman cockpit is provided with all equipment for single handed sailing.

Easy access to the hydraulic swimming platform makes the Pelican 80 superyacht concept the perfect home at sea for live aboard, cruising and long passage making.

Some specific features of the new luxury yacht Pelican 80 concept:
- Panoramic deck saloon
- Maximum comfort of inside and outside living
- Prepared for hot and cold climates (ice)
- Generous sheltered cockpit with separate sailing cockpit
- Central galley connected to cockpit and inside dining
- Huge scullery next to the galley for stores, fridge, freezer etc.
- Easy access separate workplace with work bench, tools ,etc.
- Separate technical room for technical installation and electric systems separated from engineroom
- Easy access extreme insulated engineroom only for main engine and main genset
- Hydraulic bathing platform
- Hidden tender garage
- Separate crew cabin/children’s/extra guest cabin with own entrance.

The Pelican 80’ yacht concept will be customized for each owner in every detail. Built in aluminum of core cell/epoxy composite and equipped by a hydraulic lifting keel, twin rudder configuration and no-runners carbon rig.

Luxury yacht Pelican 80 is the ideal short-handed performance cruiser in which the experience and development of over 25 years and over 100 custom built yachts is combined Pelican 80’ is the result of an intensive cooperation between Olivier van Meer and Sea Independent.

Great ideas are better when shared Olivier van Meer and Marcel Borgmann, CEO of Sea Independent, go under the name Sea Independent Custom, an exclusive partnership whereby van Meer designs the complete customized production drawings, the construction specifications and instructions, and the technical supervision, as well as taking on the supervision of the delivery, and Borgmann takes care of the finance and business development, including the marketing, sales, contracting, and any legal supervision.

With the vast expertise and experience of this collaboration it ensures the maximum creative and quality results, whilst the future owner is free of all the details regarding overseeing construction projects. The models will be offered via the worldwide network of Sea Independent.

The solid experience of Marcel Borgmann in Dutch yacht industry ensures a perfectionist management organization. Designer Olivier van Meer distinguishes himself with “less is more”, overall know-how and his special personal approach. All this is combined with the world-renowned high Dutch yacht building quality.

The concepts distinguish themselves in durability, ease of maintenance, safety, maximum comfort and personalized bespoke solutions. For each project and client the most appropriate site and the best suppliers are carefully selected.

In short, the client is “unconcerned” from his first ideas and wishes until after the trial cruise. He can devote time to the fun and inspirational aspects of the design and construction process.

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