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Hull 1012, Performance Sloop, at Yachting Developments

A family well-versed in sailing will take delivery of a performance sloop from New Zealand’s Yachting Developments in 2016. For now, the project is being referred to as Hull 1012. The all-composite Hull 1012 measures 109’9” (33.5 meters). She’s larger than the owners’ previous sailing yacht, the name and LOA of which haven’t been revealed. […]

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Holland Jachtbouw’s Rainbow II in Build

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To the uninitiated, this photo may not look like much. To yacht watchers, it’s the exciting first step of many more to come. It’s the keel laying for Rainbow II, a replica of a famous schooner, to be launched in 2016 by Holland Jachtbouw. The keel laying took place in early August, at Made Shipyard […]

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Baltic 130 Custom to Start at Baltic Yachts

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The Baltic 130 Custom is the latest high-performance sailing superyacht for Baltic Yachts. This 129’9” (39.6-meter) yacht starts construction next month, for delivery in 2016. At that point, the Baltic 130 Custom will be one of about a dozen fully custom projects exceeding 100 feet LOA from the yard. Like previous builds, the Baltic 130 […]

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Holland Jachtbouw Building Schooner Rainbow Replica

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In 1897, a schooner christened Rainbow was launched, to a design by G.L. Watson. G.L. Watson considered her one of the greatest cruising-racing yachts ever built. Fast forward to today, and Holland Jachtbouw is bringing a replica of Rainbow to life. Rainbow, later known as Hamburg, measured 197’10” (60.35 meters), including her bowsprit. She was […]

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Royal Huisman, Dubois Tease High-Performance 58m Sloop

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This whisper of a rendering is all that Royal Huisman will reveal for now of a superyacht sloop whose keel will be laid in January. The high-performance 58-meter (190-footer) is set for delivery in 2017. Royal Huisman and Dubois Naval Architects do state, however, that the sailing yacht will pose a welcome challenge. Ed Dubois […]

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