Built for the legendary ‘Gentleman Sailor’, Jean-Pierre Dick, he imagined his new boat as being at the intersection between the world of extreme sport, through its race like performance, and the world of luxury cruising.
Pachoud Yachts were able to fulfil the steep ambitions of the seasoned sailor and built this yacht of unparalleled prestige. JP54 was completed in 2010, and at 18m long, she is the perfect combination of sailing excellence and luxury living. There has been no compromise made between speed, comfort and the pleasure of sailing; JP54 brings together all of these elements.
JP54 has won a number of awards, including European design awards.
"I imagined the yacht in my dreams during my last two Vendee Globe, wanting a yacht I could sail on the ocean and at the same time be able to stop over" Jean-Pierre
We used "Single-handed" techniques for the deck plan, to make it much easier to manoeuvre the cruising yacht "solo".
JP54 has a cantering keel, similar to what one would find on a racing yacht. This improves both performance and ease of use greatly, as the 3 tonne bulb is transferred with just one finger using a hydraulic ram system.
To optimise the performance of JP54 even further, the yacht has been given an internal Satellite. This is a new concept first used on board Jean-Pierres’ Vendee Globe Open 60 racing yacht Paprec-Virbac 2. The satellite is a storage space which allows the transfer of weight to windward in a few seconds. It is the first time that this amazing concept has been used on a cruising yacht. The gain is important both on a level of comfort and performance. The satellite also avoids the use of complicated ballast systems.
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