Saturday, November 26

Cormorant Building 780 Long-Range Cruiser

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Cormorant Yachts is a relatively new player in the long-distance cruiser market, but they’ve already launched a 55 and a 69. Now they’re building the Cormorant 780, and they say it will have a range of 6,550 nm at 7.2 knots.

Built in Gdansk, Poland, Cormorants are reliable modern-day displacement trawlers with advanced engineering and highly skilled workmanship. The idea is that their boats are built to spend weeks at sea while providing all the comforts of home.

The new 780 can be built with two configurations. One has a closed galley, open bar area, and smaller pilothouse; this one is meant to be used with a crew. The other version, for an owner-operator, has an open galley and bar area and a larger pilothouse.

The basic accommodations include five cabins for nine people plus two more for crew. The boat can hold 12 people.

The 780 has a wide, long hull and the keel can be ballasted to lower the center of gravity and provide even more stability. The company says the hull also is wide to resist swinging sideways.

The boat’s built for extended cruising, with lots of lockers, storage rooms and pantries.

Cormorant is offering various engine options for the 780, ranging from twin 750-hp diesels to twin 1,400-hp diesels. The engine room is large and includes a small workshop for ongoing maintenance. It also has two desalinators, a sewage treatment plant, and two tanks to operate the Jacuzzi on the flybridge.

All the work is done at the Cormorant yard to control quality, including the fiberglass construction, paint and carpentry. The first hull of the new 780 is scheduled to be delivered in the summer of 2023.

Specs.: LOA: 80’5”; Beam: 20’5”; Draft; 5’8”; Disp.: 170,351 lbs.; Fuel: 3,302 gals.; Water: 501 gals.; Power: From 2×750-hp to 2×1,400-hp diesels. Read more:



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