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Adam Voorhees Redesigning Sapphire Knight

A Rolex Cup racer is becoming a fast pleasure yacht, thanks to Adam Voorhees and the Italy-based Seaway yard. She’s Sapphire Knight, a 73-footer undergoing a lengthening, among other things, that will be completed late this year. Voorhees is already familiar with both sailing yachts and fast cruisers, having collaborated on the refit of Sleighride Continue reading


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Blue Papillon, From Royal Huisman

PHOTOS: Flypictures While she was delivered in 2013 by Royal Huisman, Blue Papillon has remained mainly out of the media, by her owners’ choice. The 142-foot (43.31-meter) sloop was commissioned for family enjoyment and occasional racing. For both purposes, she was designed for on-deck enjoyment and freedom of movement, with as few protrusions and as Continue reading


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5 Biggest Megayacht Deliveries Set for 2015

Even though 2015 is barely a few days old, already it’s shaping up to be the Year of the 100-Meter-Plus megayacht. There are a number of motoryachts and sailing yachts in this size range in build for owners around the world, several of which should be handed over in the next few months. Here’s a Continue reading


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Aquarius, Classic Ketch in Build at Royal Huisman

A classic ketch for family-oriented Caribbean cruising and more is being built by Royal Huisman for an American couple. The 183’7” (56-meter) megayacht, to be christened Aquarius, is set for delivery in late 2017. Aquarius bears styling and naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects. The wood-clad deckhouse, teak decks, long overhangs, rich-blue hull, and oval Continue reading