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


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


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


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