The Kraken 66 is the flagship of the Kraken range and epitomises the key features the brand prides itself on; safety, comfort, reliability and performance.
The Kraken 66 has been styled as the perfect cruising yacht for those who love to sail adventurously, without the need for a crew. Measuring 66 feet in length, the Kraken 66 has a multitude of features that result in her handling - in all conditions - being similar to that of a much smaller yacht. Features including the hydraulic power pack option (providing instant power for all winches and sail controls) and the design of the deck layout mean that sailing with a short-handed crew or even just a couple is easy and enjoyable.
The helmsman can adjust all the aspects of the sail plan through controls at the console or winches, from the comfort of a wide helm seat. This central control hub is designed to eliminate any aspects of stress and concern whilst sailing.
The spacious interior and cockpit of the Kraken 66 are paired with a forward facing interior raised navigation station located near the centre of the boat. Along with a luxuriously, comfortable, adjustable chair and fantastic visibility. This area is said to resemble that of a captain’s chair in a super-yacht.
The Kraken 66 offers a high level of standard equipment and a comprehensive list of optional extras and bespoke accessories that allow for any degree of personalisation to create a tailor-made, luxurious feel. This level of specification is virtually unobtainable in any other vessel of this size and price.
Kevin Dibley is a New Zealand based Yacht Designer with a design portfolio that is as extensive as it is varied. Whether racing or cruising, Kevin has been involved in most areas of yachting throughout his 30 plus years in the industry, both as a sailor and a designer.
Kevin has worked alongside America’s Cup Hall of Fame yacht designer Laurie Davidson on various high-end racing and cruising designs over the past 20 years. He also has a close association with several other international designers that gives each project a synergism that is rare in modern design studios.
His understanding and experience of ‘blue water cruising yachts’ is reflected in the design of the whole Kraken range.
The Kraken 66 offers a high level of standard equipment and a comprehensive list of optional extras and bespoke accessories that allow for any degree of personalisation to create a tailor-made, decadent feel. This level of specification is virtually unobtainable in any other vessel of this size and price.
The Zero Keel™ was developed to address what we at Kraken Yachts believe to be a fundamental flaw in the construction of a blue water cruising yacht: namely the use of a separate bolted-on keel. All Kraken Yachts have ‘Zero’ keel bolts, which means ‘Zero’ chance of falling off!
It has long been accepted that a cruising yacht needs a long keel rather than a short one to gain good directional stability. And all Kraken yachts are designed this way. But we do not believe that the keel should be bolted onto the hull - because it can (and too often does) come off.
There is nothing new about integral keels on sailing yachts. However, to gain the security of knowing your keel cannot come off and to achieve the benefits of both the improved stability and the hydrodynamic performance derived from a bulb keel, we have designed and engineered a lead bulb shaped keel that is fully integral with the hull. And that is new.
Easily driven hull with full length skeg hung rudder Kevlar reinforced forward sections for impact resistance and lead ballast for maximum stability
Twin headsail rig for a flexible sail plan that is easily managed short-handed in all conditions
High bulwarks and guard rails around the deck ensure safe movement around the deck in rough conditions.
All sail controls are led back into the cockpit and easily reached from the helm
Secure deep cockpit with comfortable seating around the cockpit table for eight
Internal raised navigation station and raised saloon seating offer superb visibility from inside the boat whilst keeping dry and warm.
Choice of solid timber, customisable interiors according to individual requirements
Large galley with Corian countertops and grab rails
Wet locker for safety equipment easily accessed from cockpit
Walk in machinery space / work shop
Large volume refrigeration and ample storage
AC sockets with USB charger sockets in all cabins
Thermal and acoustic insulation for engine space
Fuel polishing and twin element filtration system
Capable electrical system supporting inverters and generator for offshore cruising
Built to stringent ISO 9001 standards and QA procedures