It could be argued that Camper & Nicholson is by far the most significant, perhaps even glamorous, firm with four J-class yachts under their belt in the history of yachting. An illustrious history dating back to 1782 has seen the company survive through several wars and numerous successful evolutions into the long-standing design and build firm it is today.
The company’s continued commitment to innovation, quality and reliability convinced passionate Italian sailor and industrialist Leonardo Ferragamo to invest in the company after hearing it had met hard times and was struggling to survive. Bought in 2001 by Nautor Holding,Camper & Nicholson now stands together with such firms as the famous Finnish sailing brand Nautor Swan, as well as Marina di Scarlino.
In the Filante 42, George Nicholson, president of Camper & Nicholsons, has devised a concept for a large offshore displacement motoryacht that incorporates all the elements of a real superyacht, but in a compact size.
Owners who look for simplicity, reliability and comfort on the highest level will not be disappointed. Detailed attention was given to efficiency with a hull that ensures significantly reduced energy consumption, using power only on demand. The Schottel Azipod duo propeller drives and a dependable propulsion control by Kongsberg allow for great manoeuvrability and maintaining of position.
Construction: Steel hull, Aluminium superstructure
Beam Max: 8,70m
Gross Tonnage: 430 GRT
Max. Speed: 13,5kn
Range @ 10kn: 4200nm