PHOTO:  Hans Westerin

Mari Cha IV Becoming Samurai at Royal Huisman

If you don’t recognize Samurai shown here, you probably do know what sailing yacht she used to be. Offshore racing aficionados no doubt do: She was Mari Cha IV, famed for a number of amazing accomplishments. She was designed to be the world’s fastest offshore racing monohull. In 2003, she blew away the competition, and […]

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Heureka Premieres at Holland Jachtbouw

Measuring 147’6” (45 meters), here’s Heureka, launched at Holland Jachtbouw last week. Heureka was known under the name YIII during construction. She’s the successor to two previous high-performance sloops from Holland Jachtbouw. Both of those sailing superyachts were designed by Dixon Yacht Design. Heureka continues the working relationship. Shortly after launch, Heureka was fitted with her […]

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3rd Truly Classic 90 in Build at Claasen Shipyards


Come springtime 2016, the third Truly Classic 90 will be ready for delivery from Claasen Shipyards. The Truly Classic 90 is one of a dozen in the “Truly Classic” semi-custom series from Hoek Design. The series stems from one particular sailing yacht that the design studio was involved in, named Truly Classic. The yacht, delivered […]

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Long Island 85 Catamaran Launched at JFA Yachts

JFA Yachts Long Island 85 launch 4

March 31 was a day of celebration in both the United States and France. That’s when the first Long Island 85, for an American owner, launched at the French shipyard JFA Yachts. Announced in 2011, the Long Island 85 is a semi-custom catamaran series. JFA Yachts constructs the hulls of aluminum and the superstructures in […]

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Cyclos III Sailing Yacht to Be Auctioned in May


Cyclos III, a one-owner sailing superyacht delivered in 1990 by Royal Huisman, is being auctioned on May 8. It’s a blind-bid auction organized by Yachting Partners International. The 139-foot (42.36-meter) Cyclos III has been listed for sale previously, through traditional brokerage channels. Her owner is reportedly retiring from yachting. If you know the “Cyclos” name, […]

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