Ocean will be the largest sailboat to be showcased at the indoor Chicago boat show ever since it started. Pinnacle Yachts, the exhibitor of this giant sailboat said that it will add a new script in the history of the Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Chicago Show. Pointing to the gigantic boat, the company said that Ocean is designed with high-tech carbon fibre. It measures 86 feet from stem to stern with a 100 foot mast and a 14 foot keel. The sailboat comprises the biggest sail with a size of 5000 square feet.
Kasey Iwasyk, operations manager of Pinnacle Yacht said that: “Getting the boat into the Show is a major undertaking.” However, it will be a symbol of attraction for visitors as well the 27th flagship of the Pinnacle Yachts fleet in Chicago Show. The yacht will be sailed by members of Pinnacle Yachts who are actively participating in the company’s new performance sailing program. Ocean will be a part of big yacht racing that is ready to explore interesting ports.
Gary Feracota, founder of Pinnacle Yachts said: “The wonderful Pinnacle members of Team Ocean will contribute to the legacy of a yacht that will be the largest, fastest and most beautiful on Chicago’s lakefront and among the top few of its kind on the planet.”
Date: 26th-29th of January 2012
Venue: Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Chicago Show, Navy Pier
Image Credit: Creativecommons/ Vera & Jean-Christophe