The Kraken 50 is in the final stages of build now, but our much anticipated launch on 3rd May has been pushed back until June because the Turkish government has just announced the country is to be locked down until 17th May.
The final equipment and cabinetry are being fitted to the yacht with ongoing systems checks throughout the month.
The hull is prepared and painted with antifoul primer below the waterline.
The prop shaft and Bruntons Autoprop is fitted. Note the unique Kraken ‘A’ bracket which is designed to provide much greater support and protection for the shaft and propellor than the standard P bracket normally used.
The AWL grip cove stripe is spray painted on and portlights installed.
The rudder nears completion. Closed cell structural foam is used in conjunction with the subframes.
At the bow the heavy duty double bow roller, pulpit and windlass are installed. The oversize forward lazarette with ample storage for a cruising chute and code sails also incorporates rails for sheets and warp storage as well as the forward shore power socket.
The Kraken signature wrap round saloon windows built from super tough laminated bullet proof glass is now installed!. Whilst form must follow function in a Kraken yacht design, the style and elegance of a Kraken’s lines separate them from all other yachts.
The coachroof windscreen, which keeps the crew protected from spray and rain, is fitted. It’s designed to configure with the fixed rigid soft top, or a hard top Bimini.
The aft lazarette hatches are dry fitted to ensure a good fit. They incorporate a seal system that is leak proof. Flexiteek will be fitted in this transom area, as well as to the side decks and cockpit sole.
The custom built sliding companionway is dry fitted to ensure a good fit and to check the mechanism runs smoothly. This unique system include a sliding adjustable washboard with counterbalance. Minimal effort is required to slide the washboard open or closed and can be fixed at any height. No more loose flying washboards!
The spacious U shaped saloon dining seating area is fitted. It will incorporate a drop down table so the whole area becomes a large double berth or lounge area.
The cabinetry around the raised forward navigation/ pilot station is being installed. This shows the raised platform where the pilot chair will be installed next.
The aft master cabin is almost completed and all the exquisite solid wood cabinetry is wrapped and protected against accidental damage during the final stage of production.
The one-piece HIMAC corian counter with basin is dry fitted into the master head. Just like the galley, a fiddle rail is built into the design for easy cleaning.
The water maker is installed in the engine room and like all the plant and machinery it is mounted in an easily accessible location.
Work continues on the soft-top rigid bimini. Ferrari Stamoid material will be stretch fitted to it, so that all flapping and sagging is eliminated . This high-performance vinyl-coated polyester material offers commercial-grade performance and protection. Stamoid vinyl is 100 percent waterproof and both UV and mildew resistant.