Offshore Yachts 72' PilothouseBuilt to withstand time. by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy When a yacht’s designed length reaches past 65’ or so, many owners step back and decide they can’t handle the requirements of that size vessel. So, they hire a captain and/or crew, and spend their time on other yachting needs. But Offshore Yachts offers a slightly different approach with their 72'... The Captain and his Lady – experienced owners – can opt to take this sparkling yacht to the Carib, Baja, Alaska, or wherever their hearts desire, with comfort and confidence, on their own. The difference, as expected, is in the build. Presenting its classic, crisply-styled yacht design, Naval Architect W.I. “Bill” Crealock added certain advantages to lend the yacht seaworthyness as well as cruising speed. Noted for his designs that personify comfort and strength characteristics – no doubt accented by his own 8 years of cruising experience – his O-72 design also sports a long keel, plus with its wide beam, a low center of gravity.