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


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


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


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


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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