LIGHTWAVE C65 by Ker Design

The LightWave C65 designed by Ker Design is a luxurious new cruising yacht that combines all the home comforts with genuine sailing performance. It is clear that the design teams are enthusiastic about proper sailing and they have made a yacht for those that share their enthusiasm for the feel of wind and water. She is a truly stunning vessel and features flawless accommodation for 6 in three luxurious cabins and crew cabin for two.

The LightWave C65 finds the right balance between elegant design, spacious accommodation and fast sailing. It has a perfectly formed hull with a steep stern, long water line of almost 18 metres and a draught of 2.65 meters (with a long keel option of 3.5 metres) ensuring steady and efficient handling.
A 6.5 tonne keel provides the righting moment to balance the powerful sail plan and is engineered with a steel frame to provide strong and efficient connection to the hull and rig.

The Hull is constructed of FRP using the latest vacuum infusion technology. This reduces weight and improves FRP quality and strength. Use of Vinyl Ester Resins ensures protection against osmosis and ensures a long life.

The vessel management system uses the latest in connected technology to make controlling the boat and its systems simple. The sail handling systems make short- handed sailing almost effortless. The cockpit with dual control stations has split tables and remains completely unlittered, free and clean.

There is a lounge area in front of the steering pedestals, and it has two cockpit tables where you can enjoy leisurely meals; these can be lowered and transformed into two large sunbathing areas. Alternatively, you can choose the two sunbathing areas on either side of the broad companionway to enjoy the sunshine. A barbeque and wet bar are integrated into the broad bench behind the steering pedestals. This represents the culinary centre of the cockpit, whether at port or at anchor.

Two keel versions are available: 2.65 meters or 3.5 metres draft.

The LightWave C65 is a truly stunning vessel and features flawless accommodation for 6 in three luxurious cabins and crew cabin for two. Dark and elegant or bright and friendly, the furnishings give the room the atmosphere you want – and an exclusivity you can see and feel.

You can sense something exceptional because everything has been made with dedication and absolute precision. Each look gives the yacht its own special character.


LIGHTWAVE C65 Pricing List

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Even on long trips, the LightWave C65 with an overlapping Genoa is (106 percent) or equipped with a furling self-tacking jib, gennaker or code zero can be sailed with short handed. With speed and comfort like that, it’s the perfect boat for easy day sails in the Mediterranean with friends and family, or for taking on the more serious challenges of blue water cruising.

C65-02 was second across the line in both legs of the 2018 Pitter 1000 Mile Race beaten for line honours only by a Class 40 Open Racing Yacht.


Length overall
Length hull
Length waterline
Beam overall
Draft cast iron and lead keel (approx.)
Unloaded weight (approx.)
Ballast (approx.)
Engine Yanmar
Fuel tank (approx.)
Water tank (approx.), standard
Cabins – bathrooms, standard
Berths, standard
Sail area
Height of mast above waterline (approx.)

19,45 m
19,45 m
17,90 m
5,40 m
2,65 m
25 000 kg
6 500 kg
117 kW / 160 hp
900 l
1 300 l
3 – 3
213,30 m²
118 m²
29,30 m

Build of LIGHTWAVE C65

The boat is finished to a very high quality and provides all the comforts of home. Details like the full-sized upright fridge, biggest-in-class work top area in the galley, a TV that rises from behind a settee in the saloon, and generous double beds make this yacht at least as comfortable as home, if not more so.

Owners can customise their boat to a high degree, with numerous layout options available below deck, making each boat truly unique.

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Geoff Mayhill
Yachting Technology Products