VERONICA K is a rarely offered and highly sought-after Offshore Yacht. Few builders can achieve this caliber of quality and attention to detail during the build process. Her spacious layout results from a wide 19'3" beam giving one the feel of a yacht far more than 66'. This is quite possibly the cruising couples' perfect yacht; she has full walk-around side decks coupled with high bulwarks making line handling a breeze.
Beginning aft is the unique "Sport Cockpit" with transom door, this area is great for watersports or fishing alike. It has a built-in stainless steel swim ladder, freshwater shower, and rod holders. To port and starboard are molded stairs that lead up to the fully covered aft "California style" deck complete with molded aft settee, two granite-topped hilo tables, a wet bar with refrigerator, ample storage cabinets, and aft docking station with engine and thruster controls. In addition to the watertight door on the transom, the engine room can be accessed through a deck hatch forward on the starboard side of the aft deck. Port and starboard wing doors for weather protection lead to the foredeck via wide side decks with high bulwarks.
The salon is accessed through a large sliding door with top and bottom glass windows. Upon entry, the large, framed perimeter windows provide a spacious feel greatly complimenting the satin teak joinery with Carpathian Elm trim and crown molding throughout. On the port side is a custom U shaped sofa with built-in storage which surrounds an electric hilo table with expandable leaves. The entertainment center is housed in the starboard side cabinetry with a pop-up flat-screen TV and stereo components.
Forward to port, on the same level as the salon is the galley with granite countertops. The galley is equipped with full-size household appliances and abundant storage. A built-in wine cooler is across from the galley to starboard followed by a private stairway that leads down to the master suite.
Two steps up from the salon and galley are the large pilothouse. An elevated Lshaped settee and a large teak rectangular table with a swing-down leaf are aft to port. There are two Pomanette Platinum Series helm chairs on stainless steel pedestals which can double as additional seats for dining. Port and starboard weathertight doors provide access to the side decks. The centerline helm console with teak wheel offers excellent visibility and access to all navigation electronics. A generous chart locker and drawer are forward to port. Forward to starboard is a built-in refrigerator facing aft.
The master suite is entered privately from a stairway on the starboard side forward in the salon. In the vestibule just outside the door to the master stateroom, you will find two cabinets that hold the washer and dryer. The master stateroom has a king-size centerline berth with built-in nightstands. There are two generous cedar-lined closets, a vanity with stool, built-in dresser drawers, and abundant cabinetry. The en suite bath is to starboard with granite-topped vanity and oversized stall shower with a glass door.
The guest accommodations are accessed from a stairway that leads down from the pilothouse. All the way forward is the VIP guest stateroom with a centerline queen-sized island berth and two large storage drawers beneath. To port and starboard are two cedar-lined hanging lockers, built-in vanity with a mirror, two overhead hatches that provide ample natural light, along with port and starboard portlights. Through a companionway, aft to port is the versatile guest stateroom/office. A Pullman berth with two storage drawers beneath offers comfortable guest accommodations in the up position. There is a double cedar-lined hanging locker and storage cabinetry. A built-in desk with Carpathian Elm top is forward with bookshelves and flat-screen TV overhead.
The flybridge and boat deck is accessed by a stairway in the pilothouse or by a ladder on the aft deck. There is a fiberglass hardtop extending aft to the radar arch. A Lexan venturi windshield with forward and side EZ2CY enclosure also extends aft to the arch. Two Pompanette cushioned helm chairs on stainless steel pedestals face the centerline flybridge helm station. A large molded Lshaped cushioned settee with two granite hilo tables are aft to port. To starboard is molded fiberglass cabinetry with refrigerator, sink, and storage. A cushioned lounge with a lift-up back tops the cabinet. An ice maker is builtin to port on the aft side of the settee. An electric refrigerator/freezer box is to starboard. Aft of the flybridge area is the large boat deck with davit. Stainless steel railing runs the entire perimeter of the boat deck. A Lexan hatch with stainless handrail to starboard opens to access the aft deck.
The engine room, utility area, and a fourth stateroom with upper and lower berths and an ensuite head with stall shower are all accessed via a watertight swingout door centerline on the transom. The stateroom is well appointed for guests or crew. The engine room is air-conditioned and very well-designed offering easy access to all mechanical equipment and systems.
Offshore hulls feature a generous beam and finelyveed, deep forefoot tapering to a 12-degree deadrise at the transom. This design produces a hull that is quick to get on a plane and knives cleanly through waves and chop throughout the speed range. A long shallow keel, low center of gravity, and substantial displacement result in a gentle easy motion with excellent directional stability and boat handling characteristics in virtually any sea condition.
All Offshores are hand laminated to ABS specifications. Below the waterline, Offshore's solid hand laminate achieves maximum strength and maximum osmosis protection while providing the best compression strength for the
installation of running gear, "V" struts, stabilizers, and all through the hull bottom fittings. Above the waterline, vacuum bagging assures the best saturation and adhesion of Core Cell sandwich material and eliminates excessive resin. Core Cell is a closed-cell polymer-based foam. Core Cell will not absorb water and combines stiffness and impact strength with excellent resistance to heat distortion.
Incorporated in the hull construction are two heavily laminated rub rails that are structural components of the hull. The substantial rub rails, capped with solid stainless steel, increase the strength of the hull sides, and protect the hull when coming alongside a piling or dock versus bolt-on rub rails, typically used in the industry which are not as substantial and does not offer the same hull protection.