Hoek Design developed a 76 feet (23,4m) ketch for a European owner, christened ILTCHI.

ILTCHI is designed as a long-distance sailing yacht with a focus on speed and easy sail handling. A Code 0, A-symmetric spinnakers, and mizzen staysails can be added to the ketch-rig.

The yacht will have a centerboard keel to reduce the draft from 4.5m up to 2.5m to visit shallow water areas. According to the designer, it provides also more performance.

Hoek Design 76ft ketch
Hoek Design 76ft ketch

The characteristic deckhouse is the home of the dining and lounge area. Furthermore, there is also the galley to take part of yacht’s heart.

The owners’ cabin is located in the bow area, one guest cabin is placed amidships, two guest cabins are at the aft. One of the aft cabins can serve as a crew cabin. The bathroom of this cabin has a direct access to the engine room.

No interior renderings are sent but Hoek Design who also designed the interior describes the design as follows:

The interior is modern, using brushed white oak as wall cladding and dark oak floorboards underfoot.

Aluminum hull finished

Hoek Design 76ft ketch

Launch of ILTCHI