ToKalon is a 100% custom built Yacht from conception to completion. Still owned by her original owners, in 2006 her owners decided to build a custom yacht from scratch. They had extremely specific requirements which could not be meet by production yacht manufactures. So the yacht had to be 100% custom.
Engineered For World Travel
One of the key features of To-Kalon is that she was specifically designed and engineered for world travel. Her owners had specific travel destinations in mind which included travel from Spain to the Greek Island, Bahamas, Eastern Seaboard of the USA, and Nova Scotia through the Great Lakes. The owners also required the vessel to be built to ABS Class as safety and reliability was of the up most importance. To achieve this length, draft , speed, and cruising range, were of key importance.
Length was of concern as the owners desired to dock in port at their destinations. Typically vessels built to the standards of To-Kalon are in excess of 45M or 150’ in length. This size point would not work for mooring in port at 90% of their desired destinations. Thus To-Kalon was built at 101’6” so she could dock in port where others would have to anchor off shore.
Draft was a key factor as well as many of their desired destinations required shallow draft vessels and or waiting for tides for entry and exit. So much effort and engineering was dedicated to achieve 5'5" draft.
Speed was paramount in the design of the vessel. The owner demanding not less than 22 knots at full load. This was a daunting task with the rest owners of the requirements of the vessel. Tank testing at the University of Michigan was conducted prior to construction to make sure this was achieved.
Range was a key factor as well. The owners desired a range of 700 nautical miles of continues running at speeds over twenty knots. This allowed To-Kalon on her maiden voyage to depart the Burger plant in Wisconsin, and to arrive in Ft Lauderdale in just 15 days.
By achieving all of the above, and having world compatible power systems aboard, has allowed To-Kalon to successfully travel to all of the owners desired destinations.
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