To strengthen its North American presence, Camper & Nicholsons Yachting has named Bradford Marine Yacht Sales as its representative on this side of the Atlantic. Specifically, Bradford Marine Yacht Sales will handle inquiries for the Americas, Bahamas, and Caribbean.
As a reminder, Camper & Nicholsons Yachting was responsible for building the famed J-Class sailing yachts Shamrock V, Endeavour, and Velsheda. Currently owned by Nautor’s Swan, the builder has been producing production-size sailing yachts and commuters for decades. In the megayacht realm, Camper & Nicholsons Yachting built the Norwegian royal motoryacht Norge. Furthermore, it recently partnered with ISA Yachts for a new series called Filante 42.
The priority, at least for now, for Bradford Marine Yacht Sales will be the commuter series. “The American marketplace was the perfect next step for our commuter line,” says Federico Bennewitz, CEO of Camper & Nicholsons Yachting. “When considering a partnership across the ocean, we sought an organization that understood the strong history and dedication toward quality that is at the heart of the Camper & Nicholsons Yachting organization. Bradford Marine was the perfect place.” There are a few models in the commuter series: Endeavour 42, Velsheda 50, Shamrock 60, and Gelyce 80.
The latter is pictured here. The Gelyce 80 is named for a renowned series of fast commuters that Camper & Nicholsons Yachting built in the 1930s. They were support boats for the J Class racers in the America’s Cup. The modern-day Gelyce 80 has a support boat of her own, a 10’5” (3.2-meter) tender stowed in a garage beneath the aft cockpit. (Yes, you read that right; there’s also a forward cockpit.) The aft cockpit itself contains a retractable windscreen, a dining table, and a sunbed. Dining can also take place inside, where you’ll further find two guest staterooms accompanying the master. Two crew cabins are aboard, too. A choice of MAN and Caterpillar powerplants should allow the Gelyce 80 to cruise at 22 knots or better and top out around 30 knots.