Claasen Shipyard from the Netherlands built the 60 feet custom pilot cutter PERSEVERANCE with a BMW Bronze Metallic colored hull.

Perseverance’s aluminum hull was built by Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw in Makkum before being transported to Claasen’s facilities in Zaandam for outfitting. The no-nonsense design of the exterior design characterizes the Dykstra approach. As the owner has a background in shipping and a great passion for technology, the technical equipment onboard is of an exceptional standard.

The interior is modern, spacious and luxurious, and the thoughtful layout makes Perseverance feel much larger than she is. The deckhouse has a generous sofa with great outside views, as well as a practical navigation table with a comfortable seat that is very stable when under sail. The below- deck galley is equipped with every appliance imaginable, while the cozy saloon features a U- shaped settee and two comfortable armchairs. The double cabins in the stern and bow both include ensuite facilities with toilet and separate shower.

The yacht has classic lines and masculine looks. A metallic bronze color by BMW was chosen for the hull, while the carbon mast is black. To further accentuate the powerful appearance of the exterior, a teak deck with very wide planks was chosen. The cap rails are finished with solid teak.

Yacht Perseverance Claasen Shipyards
Yacht Perseverance Claasen Shipyards
Yacht Perseverance Claasen Shipyards

“The owner of the 60 ft Perseverance requested a comfortable performance yacht design featuring traditional exterior lines,” explains Edwin Luijf from Dykstra Naval Architects. “This was quite a challenging project as the owner knew exactly what he had in mind for his dream yacht. For instance, he insisted that he be able to easily carry out maintenance on all systems on board by himself. Perseverance has extensive technical equipment for a yacht of this size, making her particularly easy to operate. Furthermore, the owner wished to be able to sail with a limited crew, so the yacht was designed to allow all sails to be operated from the cockpit. In other words, it is never necessary to leave the safety of the deep cockpit during normal use.”

The design brief also specified a maximum draught of 2.6 meters and, in order to achieve the right stability while avoiding the need for heavy ballast, the yacht has been equipped with carbon masts. Last but not least, the practically flat deck allows for an exceptional amount of space. Perseverance will be treated for the eyes, both in port and out on the open waters.

Main Specifications

Length over all:18.25 m
Length water line:15.42 m
Draft:2.60 m
Type of Yacht:60 ft. Pilot Cutter
Exterior Design:Dykstra Naval Architects
Naval Architect:Dykstra Naval Architects
Classification:CE-A for ocean going yachts
Displacement:28.5 t
Hull Material:Aluminium
Engine:Perkins M150TI