The Tripp Designed Sailing yacht Lady K

Yacht LADY K is a Tripp designed Marten Yachts built 23.47m  77 ft ketch with a ...

The Tripp Designed Sailing yacht Lady K

December 26, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Yacht LADY K is a Tripp designed Marten Yachts built 23.47m  77 ft ketch with a large mizzen mast, swept spreaders and no running backstays.

Sailing yacht Lady K is a 77 foot ketch which is the culmination of unique vision by her owner, designer and builder. The primary goal with this design is a yacht capable of unlimited-range blue water cruising, with an emphasis on Pacific Ocean transits. However, with a relatively narrow beam, streamlined light hull form and powerful sailing plan the yacht is capable of fast sailing performance.

From Tripp Yacht Design: “The client was very interested in the variety of sail configurations and redundancy provided with the ketch rig. To completely decouple the carbon rigs and allow very large roaches, neither triatic nor backstays are used. Instead highly swept spreaders provide all the support for the rigs. A lifting steel fin with lead ballast package keeps wetted surface and mooring draft low, but stability high.

Sailing yacht Lady K

Sailing yacht Lady K

Yacht LADY K’s deck layout is designed for ease of sail furling and reefing, which led to the inclusion of the leisure furl booms by Marten Spars and roller furling upwind sails on both rigs. Once sails are set, all sailing functions are controlled from the cockpit, with powered self- tailing winches.  In light conditions, the Code 0 can be set inside the head stay.  For beam to broad reaching, an asymmetric spinnaker can be set from each masthead.  With more breeze the 105% jib may be poled out with a telescoping whisker pole.

Yacht LADY K has an ample owner’s stateroom, a laundry space and two guest cabins are arranged aft of the engine space.  Forward, a spacious galley and lower salon provides a great space to spend time together.  Forward there is an office desk, an additional guest cabin and the crew’s quarters.  The center piece of the design is the upper salon and helm station raised above the engine space.  This space includes the panoramic curved pilothouse windows.  Throughout Lady K are maple veneers, solids, and off-white paint above Sapelle/maple sole panels make up the palette.”

Sailing yacht Lady K Specifications:

LOA:  23.4 m  (77.00′)    
Beam:  5.5 m  (18.11′)
Draft:  Lifting Keel
Concept:  Tripp Design
Builder:  Marten Yachts
Hull:  Aramid / E-glass
Launch:  2003

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