Curruira 33 Milestone is already in the water
Good news came from Turkey. The news came from this amazing country, which is thriving in prosperity while its neighbours from the European Union are enduring difficult times with their sluggish economies. It was there that the first Curruira 33 was launched.
The Curruira 33 is a round bilge displacement trawler yacht designed for offshore navigation. The design favours long range capacity while proportioning a low resistance hull with plenty of reserve buoyancy. Courtesy: Emre Yilmaz
Our client, Emre Yilmaz, informed us that the first sea trial, a 250 miles crossing departing from Gemlik, in the Marmara Sea, where she was built, bound for Ayvalic, in the Aegean Sea, where she will be stationed, was a success and that he is delighted with the general behaviour of his yacht. The e-mail he sent us tells how pleased he is with his choice:
“Dear Roberto and Luis from B & G Yacht Design;
Sharing with you my experiences about the boat, my conclusion is that she is fantastic, with lots of pros, and very few cons.
The boat's wave resistance is awesome. Thanks to her round bilge and swift lines she climbs over waves and slips like a surf board. The bilge has no water, there is no leakage or sweat.
I love the boat's side view too much. She looks like a strong trawler with good design lines. I agree with what Luis said, she is the prettiest boat in the marina :). If I did not build this boat I planned to buy a Benetau Swift Trawler 34, but now I can say I am very lucky to have chosen the Curruira 33.
Milestone maiden trip from Gemlik, the locality where she was built on the Marmara Sea to Ayvalik, the marina where she will be stationed in the Aegean Sea.
Our response was quite eloquent:
“Hi Mr Yilmaz
We watched your photos carefully and we must admit we were stunned. The quality of workmanship and competence in dealing with boat building issues are superb in your country. We send our compliments to your builder, Mr Saban. You found a first class custom boatyard.
Curruira 33 Milestone properly docked in Mediterranean style, using a gang-plank for access to the aft deck. Courtesy: Emre Yilmaz
About the seaworthiness of the Curruira 33, this type of hull shape is our bet. We are willing that the sea-kindliness of our displacement motor yachts becomes the trade mark of our motor yacht designs. I noticed in one of the photos you sent us, you were having a snack in your dinette, and we could see across the window glass that the sea was quite choppy outside. However your tableware on top of the table seemed to be stick to the table top as if it had been fastened to it. This is a point for greetings!
Can you believe that Milestone is thirty-three foot long only? A boat of this size sporting two suites, a huge saloon, a veranda in the aft deck and a spacious sunbathing area at the fly-bridge is capable of proportioning high level of comfort for the most demanding of the crews. Courtesy: Emre Yilmaz
In our opinion wood/epoxy construction is superb. We would be terribly disappointed if you told us you had leaks anywhere in your boat.
It is no point in using the reverse gear as brake, like if she was a car. While the boat isn’t totally halted, she will go exactly to the opposite direction of your command. This is due to the fact that the flux of water generated by the propeller is flowing away from the rudder-blade, instead of being thrown on it. The bow thruster is of great help then.
About the hull speed, it is an illusion to believe if you have a more powerful engine your top speed will increase. Milestone has a displacement hull, and her hull speed is less than eight knots. A larger engine would drag the whole sea abaft you with insignificant, or no increase in speed.
Our way of thinking is: if you are a speedster addict, you should choose motor racing as your sport and opt for a planing hull. If you like long distance cruising with plenty of range, the logical option is choosing a low resistance displacement hull. For us semi- planing trawlers are neither fish nor fowls. They are crafts that no matter how powerfully are propelled, they can never raise their hulls for surfing above the waves’ crests.
Despite the choppy seas seen across the window, the tableware seemed to be stick to the table-top as if it was bonded to it. Courtesy: Emre Yilmaz
Emre told us he is going to send a video relating his passage across the Marmara Sea. Since the Curruira 33 is presently the apple of our eyes, we will be grateful for the data he can pass to us about this new project.
The Curruira 33 layout includes two private double berth cabins in suite, both of them with shower facility. Courtesy: Emre Yilmaz
Milestone’s foredeck is equipped with a well dimensioned horizontal windlass. A teak planked deck gives a touch of class to the yacht. Courtesy: Emre Yilmaz
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