BCYC 014 - Pazienza

Built 1957

Pazienza
Pazienza

Name

Pazienza

Type

One Off

Construction

Teak

Beam

13'

Launch Date

1957

Designer

Laurent Giles

Sail Plan

Bermuda Cutter

Draft

9' 6"

Owner

Richard & Judy Haycock

Builder

Beltrami Genoa

LOA

59' 8"

Displacement

37 tons

History

Pazienza was designed by Laurent Giles and built by Cantiere Navale V. Beltrami in Genoa in 1956. Pazienza was identified by her designer as ‘a good example of a comfortable shorthanded cruising boat with a first class performance under power yet able to take part successfully in ocean races’. An article in Yachting World in 1957, described Pazienza as follows: ‘a large cutter into which a great deal of thought has been given to comfort and convenience’.

Current

Previous owners, Martin and Vicky Jones, had taken her to the Caribbean in 2002. They sailed her back to the UK in 2003 and in February 2004 Richard and Judi were looking for a yacht to cross the Atlantic, and the search ended when they found Pazienza in 2004. Since that time Richard has realised his dream to cross the Atlantic twice, first in 2005 in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers and again in 2008 in the Transat Classique Lagasse. On both occasions Pazienza has proved that she is an extremely sea worthy boat, taking care of all those who sail her. During this ownership Pazienza has undergone regular maintenance and upgrading of equipment and machinery.

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