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With modern visual appeal and attention to performance, the new Ladd 125' is a design that's sure to turn many heads. As a custom commission for an American client, the 125' ketch is the creative vision of Robb Ladd Yacht Design. Detailed engineering for the project is being developed through a collaborative effort of
Van Gorkom Yacht Design and Perrotti Performance Design.

The New Ladd 125' Ketch
Most notably, the sleek, smoked-glass, wraparound window on the Ladd 125' is what first catches one's eye. Crafted as a curvaceous and continuous surface, this design element boldly introduces the overall futuristic styling of the yacht. Low in profile, the entire superstructure is an efficient compilation of individual forms that blend easily together. The clean, uncluttered foredeck contains a sculpted recess for inconspicuous dinghy stowage. The yacht's cockpit is separated into two distinct zones. Towards the main house, a spacious on-deck seating area provides ample comfort to lounging guests. Clever, diagonal walkways offer a smooth transition and easy and protective access to the side decks. Further aft, dual helm stations and automated equipment provide easy control to the yacht's powerful sail-handling systems. The vantage from either helm position presents a clear, unobstructed view of the bow.

Ladd 125' Ketch
Retracting Keel

Down below, the accommodations are luxurious and yacht-like. With superb vistas of the surrounding seas, the raised salon offers a comfortable lounge and seating area to port, and a fully equipped navigation center to starboard - complete with joystick steering control. Symmetric companionways lead forward to a spacious main salon where an entertainment theatre is located to port and dining for ten is located to starboard. Embraced by the wrap-around main window, these central regions have cathedral-like headroom and an inviting and romantic view of the stars.

The owner's quarters are located privately aft. The luxurious stateroom sports an office/console, settee, and companionway to the cockpit. Bathing is a pleasure with separate water closet and soaking tub rooms. Lucky guests enjoy no less comfort … four additional staterooms with en-suite heads can be configured for either twin or king berthing. Captain's and crew quarters are forward. The fully equipped galley layout provides the equipment and layout to enable efficient food preparation and cleanup.

Ladd 125' Ketch: Cockpit Detail

Though on par with the finest hotels, the Ladd 125' also provides first-class transportation to any desired destination. The split-ketch sail plan offers well-balanced power with easy, automated control. Though imposing, the rig is designed to fit under New York's historic Brooklyn Bridge. Below the water, an efficient, retracting bulb keel provides ample stability and yet allows an 11.5' draft. The rudder also retracts for "squeaking" into those inviting anchorages. And, when the need arises, dual 300 hp engines and twin screws can whisk one quickly home or away!

The Ladd 125' is the ideal blend of comfort, class, and performance for the discriminating yachtsman. Let us commission your dream today!

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