Pazienza is an impressive 60ft masthead cutter constructed of teak planking on acacia frames with oak centre-line structure and teak deck, originally designed to accommodate just two people on comfortable cruises.
Laurent Giles and Partners described Pazienza as, "a good example of a comfortable shorthanded cruising boat with a first class performance under power yet able to take part successfully in ocean races".
It is for her interior planning, rather than her performance, however, that Pazienza was heralded as the product of a new tradition in yacht design when Cantiere Navale V. Beltrami built her in Genoa in 1957. The tradition developing in the early fifties was an increase in beam, space down below and modernisation of accommodation layout.
The deckhouse with large windows gives views in all directions, which together with skylights and portholes in the hull provide valuable sources of natural light.
There is a spacious pilot house with (foldaway) table and seating to port and starboard. A companionway runs aft to double guest cabin with a single and double berth, ample storage and large ensuite heads and shower. Moving forward of the pilot house is a further heads and shower and a midships's cabin. Beyond is a spacious saloon with comfortable seating to port and starboard around the newly commissioned table. Forward of the saloon is the stainless steel galley, with crew accommodation beyond that. The internal joinery is all of gleaming mahogany. The large hatches in the aft cabin, saloon and galley let in plenty of natural light. On deck the cockpit is a comfortable and favourite place to sit and unwind at the end of the day. It has a handy table for resting those important sundowners - a fun place to entertain as well as watch the comings and goings when at anchor and in port. Pazienza has a large bimini to provide shade over the entire aft area.
Design: Laurent Giles and Partners
Builders: Cantiere Navale V Beltrami, Genoa, 1957
LOA: 51 ft
LWL: 48 ft
Beam: 13 ft
Draft: 9.5 ft
Displacement: 37 tons
Year of build 1956
Pazienza, a 59ft Laurent Giles bermudian cutter in fabulous condition. She will be competing in the Transat Classique from Agadir to St Barth in November.
From January to March 2009 she will be based in the British Virgin Islands and available for charter with a skipper and 1 crew.
Pazienza will be based in Tortolla, the perfect base for a week or fortnight's cruise of the neighbouring islands.
Like the Inner Hebrides without the rain and the midges, The British Virgin Islands must rank among the best cruising areas in the world. Each island has a mixture of secluded anchorages, often with a small restaurant or bar ashore, smart hotels and fabulous dive sites and beaches.
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Charters for two guests are available between 17th January and 22nd March for either 7 or 14 days starting on a Saturday.
On arrival you can plan your itinerary with the skipper spending each day covering as little or as much ground as you like.
Seven days: £3000 for two guests
Fourteen Days: £5000 for two guests
Price includes skipper and crew, breakfast, lunch, diesel and mooring fees but excludes flights, transfers, evening meals and drinks.
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