Heesen Akoya on the Move: VIDEO

While her formal launch is months away, Project Akoya, the fifth of Heesen’s 50-meter semi-displacement series, did get a taste of salt water recently. She was maneuvered from one part of the Dutch yard to another earlier this month. The all-aluminum Project Akoya is similar to Satori (now called Septimus), delivered in 2011, in styling. Continue reading

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Royal Huisman’s Elfje: VIDEO

The performance-oriented Elfje is about to put her primary purpose to the test. Delivered by Royal Huisman last year, Elfje is debuting at the St. Barths Bucket later this week. You can get a good sense of how this pretty plumb-bow boat sails now, however, thanks to video footage commissioned by the shipyard. Elfje measures Continue reading