New Clipper flagship sets the standard for luxury long-distance cruising

Clipper Motor Yachts has announced a new flagship for its expanding fleet – the Clipper Cordova 65, a three-cabin luxury cruiser designed to carry owners and guests on long voyages in style.

The new Cordova 65 is a semi-displacement motor yacht powered by optional Cummins or Caterpillar turbo diesel engines that will cruise all day at eight or 18 knots. With a capacity of 6,000 litres of fuel, this flagship is designed for those with a need for luxury and a love for the wide open seas.

From an expansive teak-decked cockpit through the Aritex stainless steel and glass sliding door into the open saloon, the new Cordova 65 offers comfort and luxury whether at sea or anchored in a calm bay.

The cockpit, shaded from the sun by the flybridge overhang, is designed for leisurely lunchtimes with a lounge across the transom, an oval table and refrigerator.

A hatch in the cockpit leads of a voluminous lazarette with storage for batteries and access to the engine room. There is even an option of a day head in the cockpit.

With wide covered walk-around decks, options of a hardtop or fully enclosed flybridge, large portlights in the hull, the new Cordova 65 offers luxury and style in a long-distance cruiser.

The saloon features a long U-shape leather lounge with fold-out high-low table on the starboard side and twin tub chairs around an entertainment unit to port. Cabinetry throughout is glowing teak or afromosia and floors are afromosia and holly.

A door in the aft port corner of the saloon conceals an internal staircase to the massive engine room.

Forward, the galley is two steps up from the saloon and fully equipped with Miele appliances including convection microwave oven, four-burner cooktop and drawer dishwasher as well as a large double-door refrigerator with freezer compartment. A granite benchtop with servery houses a double stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Overhead is storage for crockery and glasses.

Immediately forward of the galley is the pilothouse equipped with an L-shape lounge and table on the port side, a central helm position and staircase to the accommodation suite to starboard.

Stairs in the cockpit lead to the extended flybridge and a second internal staircase opposite the galley provides a heavy-weather option to this upper level – as well as an avenue for warm drinks delivery to the skipper and guests. Cold drinks, of course, are stored in the flybridge fridge.

The accommodation suite forward includes three cabins and two bathrooms. The master stateroom amidships is bathed in natural light from the portlights in the hull. The stateroom is dominated by a queen double bed with large wardrobes and a vanity to starboard. An elegant bathroom with long granite benchtop, electric toilet and separate shower stall is set along the entire port side of this space.

Forward of the master stateroom on the port side is a twin cabin with hanging locker. Light and air comes from an opening porthole.

The second stateroom is forward with queen double walk-around bed, hanging lockers on either side and storage cabinets beside the bed. Opening portholes are on each side and a deck hatch above.

The second bathroom, shared by forward stateroom, twin cabin and day guests is on the starboard side. It is well equipped with electric toilet, vanity and separate shower stall. An opening porthole offers light and ventilation to the shower stall.

The optional crew quarters, with access from the swim platform via a water-tight door in the transom, includes a double bed and enclosed wet head.

The Clipper Cordova is powered by optional twin Cummins QSM 11 turbo diesel engines rated to 715 hp or Caterpillar D series C18 turbo diesels rated to 700 hp. The boat is also equipped standard with Wesmar hydraulic bow thruster and a Wesmar stabiliser package.


Length overall (incl swim platform and bowsprit)  :     19.63 metres      

Beam       :5.28 metres      

Max draft      : 1.42 metres     

Displacement (approx) :      40 tonnes

Fuel capacity     :  6,000 litres

Water capacity    :   946 litres

Holding tank capacity  :     303 litres

Standard engines x 2

       Cummins QSM 11    :   715 hp

       Caterpillar C18     :  700 hp

Generators – Onan      : 22.5kVa + 7kVa

Bow thruster