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 […]

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SW 115 RS: Preview Southern Wind Shipyard’s New Flagship

SW 115-RS-render

  South Africa-based Southern Wind Shipyard is keen to begin construction on the SW 115 RS. When launched, she’ll become its new flagship. The SW 115 RS, initially promoted to clients in 2012, bears input from two previous collaborators: Farr Yacht Design and Nauta Yacht Design. Given the trio’s experience with competitive cruiser-racers, it should […]

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Perini Navi 39m Briand Project in Build

Perini Navi 39m Briand yacht

When the Perini Navi Cup is held next September, the well-known Perini Navi P2 will be racing against a sistership. That sistership is the project shown here, a 128-foot (39-meter) Philippe Briand design. For now, Perini Navi and the design team are referring to her simply as the 39m Briand. The 39m Briand sailing superyacht is […]

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Adix Back for Refit at Pendennis


If the third time’s the charm, the fourth must be magic. The 30-year-old schooner Adix is at Pendennis’ facility for refit work over the next several months, a return engagement. She’s undergoing design modifications and systems replacements. The nearly 213-foot (64.85-meter) Adix arrived at Pendennis’ Falmouth, England shipyard in August. The schooner, an astounding size […]

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VIDEO: Comanche, by Hodgdon Yachts, Does 30 Knots


The sailing world has been buzzing about Comanche ever since word emerged during her build at Maine-based Hodgdon Yachts. Born to break (smash, really) records, Comanche is seen here off the coast of the Carolinas being put through her paces. Onne van der Waal, the noted photographer who shot the video, clocked her speed at […]

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