By Dick Beaumont – Chairman of Kraken Yachts

We are thrilled to announce that the Kraken 50 has been nominated, yet again, for the British Sailing Awards ‘Blue Water Cruiser of the Year’ the ‘Oscars’ for sailing yacht designers and builders. To be nominated three years in a row is unique in itself, but to sail away with the golden statuette we need your vote, we need your crew’s vote, your club member’s vote and anyone who understands about blue water cruising’s vote. Come on, let’s win this!

Kraken’s are without question the strongest and safest ocean cruising yacht in build today. With her one-piece hull and keel (Zero Keel™), full-skeg rudder, heavily laid-up hull, three-tank fuel polishing system, deep centre cockpit and Solent rig, to name just a few of it’s unique blue water features, need I say more? Please vote now.

We are pleased to see that the message about the dangers of gas on board- – is starting to get through, see ‘Ditching the Gas’ from the November issue of Yachting World. It’s good to hear that the message we put out some time ago, about the risks and inconvenience propane gas causes for world cruising, is beginning to be appreciated.

We are introducing a new section in Ocean Sailor which will be a review of sailing clubs and institutions around the world ’. Each month Dick Durham will interview an elected spokesperson from a nominated yacht club or organisation. If you would like to nominate your yacht club please contact

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