Designed by Dykstra naval architects and delivered in May 2014, the sixty-foot Claasen pilot cutter Perseverance is the fruit of a resolute brief by the experienced Dutch owner, an experienced sailor with a background in shipping. As a result, she is particularly easy to operate, maintenance on all onboard systems can easily be performed by one person, and all sails can be controlled from within the cockpit. Carbon masts ensure that Perseverance has great stability without the need for heavy ballast despite her draught of just 2.6 metres, and all the equipment is of an exceptional standard.
Perseverance’s classic lines are emphasised by a masculine aesthetic: the hull is a metallic bronze colour by BMW, while the carbon mast is black and the cap rails are finished in solid teak. This dynamic appearance is further enhanced by very wide teak planks on deck and an exceptional feeling of space. The interior is modern, spacious and luxurious and offers two double cabins for four guests, both cabins with their own bathroom. Perseverance is a true delight for the senses, both in port and on open water.
Dutch designers deVos deVries design have styled the ‘light and contemporary’ interior. The interior gets lots of light from the exterior. Materials used are stained oak, dark bog oak trims and ‘industrial chic hardware’.
The deckhouse provides excellent and all-around exterior views and state of the art navigation electronics and control systems. The salon and galley are a few seps lower but are equally light and airy.
The double guest cabin is on portside aft and has a double bed. The adjoining bathroom has a toilet and shower.
On starboard aft the is a cabin which gives ample space and access to most of the technical systems and is also used as laundry.
The owner's cabin forward is very spacious and has a separate toilet and shower ensuite.
The sofa in the salon can be converted into a double bed as well.
There is a lot of storage space in the interior (technical space) and also exterior: big forepeak, huge storage under cockpit seating, and huge lazarette, all easily accessible.
Teakdecks: wide planks, 15 mm.
Hull colour is BMW metallic bronze.
Steering is mechanical/JEFA.
Toilets are Tecma/electric.
Heating and airconditioning: reverse cycle Webasto.
The galley has a Miele induction stove, a Miele combi oven, an extractor fan, a fridge and freezer (with compressor in the technical space).
Hydraulic retractable bowthruster.
Charger/inverter Victron Quattro.
Generator Northern Lights 7,5 kw with 650 hours.
Batteries Victron lithium ion.
Mast: Hall spars, carbon, three spreaders, rodrigging.
Reckmann hudraulic furlers (2)
Gennaker on bowsprit.
North 3D sails in excellent condition.
Backstay and boomvang Navtec hydraulic.
Winches: Andersen, hydraulic, powdercoated.
Alu-bottom tender with Torqueedo outboard.
Anchor winch: Lewmar hydraulic with 80 meter ss chain.
Central control and monitoring system with big screen in deckhouse