Pelagic Yachts 77

This design is an evolution of the Pelagic Australis concept, which was the result of Skip Novak's first 14 years of high latitude sailing. Since her build and launch in 2003 Pelagic Australis has enjoyed a further 15 demanding years as an expedition charter vessel in both the Arctic and Antarctic including an attempt on the NW Passage.

The Pelagic 77 expedition vessel is an evolution from Pelagic Australis and was conceived and designed for expedition sailing mainly in high latitudes. This implies enhanced autonomy, ease of handling with respect to sail areas and of course, given our Pelagic philosophy, simple systems that a yacht crew, operating in remote areas can service without specialist help.


LOA 23.52 m
LWL 20.40 m
Beam Max 6.31 m
Draught Max 4.30 m
Draught Min 2.15 m

Tankage ( litres)
Fuel 6100
Reserve (fuel) 1954
Day Tank fuel 250
Fresh Water 3055 B/G
Water 1310
Utility/Waste/Oil 200

The vessel is now under construction at KM Yachtbuilders at Makkum in The Netherlands. The hull was turned on 1 November 2019 and construction continues with a view to completion in late 2020. See video of turning and pictures of transfer from the hull building shed to the fitout shed below:

Out of the hull building shed

Moving to the fitting out shed, rudders and keel fitted and antifouling applied

Tight squeeze into the fit out shed

Snug and ready for fit out

Interior piping and wiring being fitted looking forward

Interior piping and wiring being fitted looking aft

Pelagic 77 General Arrangemnet

Pilot house from port

Saloon from comms station

Saloon from aft port corner

Port mid and forward cabins

Port head looking aft

Galley looking from aft

Sail plan


Pelagic 77