Jongert’s New Sailing Yacht: Jongert 3200P


Meet the Jongert 3200P, the first of a new series called the Performance Line.

The Jongert 3200P is the mysterious new sailing yacht that the Dutch builder teased in late December. Just as we supposed, the Jongert 3200P and the overall Performance Line evolved from the Jongert Modern Line. Jongert began restructuring its sailing superyacht models in 2011. Back then, it created what it termed the P Line from the Modern Line. The P Line has been renamed the Performance Line.

The Jongert 3200P is for megayacht owners who enjoy spirited performance both in regattas and on world cruises. The all-aluminum, RINA-classed yacht bears naval architecture by Doug Peterson, renowned for a number of production and custom sailing yachts. Due to a lifting keel, draft ranges from 13’1” to 19’7” (4 to 6 meters, respectively). Hull speed is estimated at 12.6 knots. As you’d expect of a racer-cruiser, the Jongert 3200P has a well-planned sail area. The mainsail measures 3,143 square feet (292 square meters), while the jib is 2,691 square feet (250 square feet). The rest of the sail plan: 1,173-square-foot (109-square-meter) staysail, 4,984-square-foot (463-square-meter) Code Zero, and 7,868-square-foot (731-square-meter) gennaker.

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Styling and interior design for the Jongert 3200P are from Rhoades Young Design. Note the large expanses of glass. It benefits the inside helm and adjacent upper saloon. It also benefits the full-beam (25’8”, or 7.87-meter) master suite, fully aft. Since the bed faces the full-height glass, it’s a light, bright, inviting space. It also has private access to the cockpit and fold-out beach deck.

The Jongert 3200P can be customized, of course. Rhoades Young Design and Jongert are offering a number of decor treatments and finishes. Rather than having an internal helm, twin alfresco steering stations are possible. That frees up more social space inside—and appreciation of the liberal use of glass. Choose between two and three guest staterooms below. (Opting for a third cabin might take some space from the lower saloon and dining area. But, how much time do you really spend below decks when you’re sailing?)

The Jongert 3200P will eventually be joined by smaller and larger versions. LOAs will be 28 meters (91’8”), 36 meters (118’1”), and 40 meters (131’2”). Given the usual Jongert nomenclature, the model names will likely be Jongert 2800P, Jongert 3600P, and Jongert 4000P.

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Jongert Building Mysterious New Yacht


Jongert revealed late last week that it’s building “a true Jongert” sailing yacht. Outside of the teaser video embedded here, the Dutch builder is keeping details quiet, at least for a little while longer.

Jongert will only say for now that the new sailing yacht is sleek and capable of both world cruising and regatta racing. There are no details on LOA, or whether the yacht is even a superyacht or a smaller boat.

Even with the mystery, the new yacht sounds like an evolution of a model restructuring that Jongert undertook about two years ago. Just prior to the Monaco Yacht Show in 2011, Jongert announced that it would focus on both performance- and cruising-oriented yachts. Within each category, Jongert further decided to add a series. The performance category gained what Jongert calls the P Line, which builds on its more established Modern Line. The P Line is targeted to owners who enjoy regattas yet still want a comfortable cruiser. As for the cruising-oriented yachts, Jongert added the Cruiser Line to its established Traditional Line. The Cruiser Line is largely based on the Traditional Line, bolstered by more interior space. Yet, she still is targeted to buyers who indulge in bluewater sailing, especially if they’re adventurous.

Jongert promises to reveal all come January. In the meantime, watch the teaser it put together.


Jongert Promoting 42MY by Guido de Groot

Jongert is increasingly finding success with its motoryacht offerings. This is among the reasons why it decided to commission a new megayacht model. Termed the 42MY, she fits in nicely between Jongert’s smallest and largest power megayacht models.

The Jongert 42MY measures 136’6” (41.65 meters) and bears a beam of 25’6” (7.8 meters). Styling and interior design is by Guido de Groot Design. Jongert is leaving interior arrangement and even some exterior elements up to buyers’ choice, since it’s marketing the project in multiple countries. Many Europeans and Americans, for example, might like four guest staterooms and an owner’s stateroom, with the latter forward on the main deck. Alternately, some may want much of the upper deck set aside as an owner’s suite. Chinese buyers, however, might prefer the entire main deck devoted to entertainment, especially karaoke.

Regardless of configuration, naval architecture comes courtesy of Azure Naval Architects. It’s worth noting that Azure Naval Architects and Guido de Groot Design are also the same duo behind the Jongert 500 LE, Jongert’s largest power megayacht to date.

Further worth noting: the Jongert 42MY will be an all-aluminum megayacht. She’ll meet Lloyd’s classification and comply with MCA regulations for megayachts displacing less than 500 gross tons. (Gross tonnage for the 42MY should be 335.) Power will be supplied by Caterpillar diesel engines, which should permit a 15-knot speed at half load. The half-load draft of 6’9” (2.1 meters) should translate to a yacht capable of anchoring in many of the world’s best anchorages.

For more information directly from Jongert about the 42MY, please fill out our contact form.

Jongert Refitting Vivid

PHOTO: Andrea Francolini

For the past month, Jongert has been refitting one of its own. The 88-foot (27-meter) Vivid, delivered in 2001, is in for a six-month span.

A Jongert 2700M model, one of the Dutch builder’s most successful semicustom sailing designs, Vivid has hardly stayed put over the past decade. Prior to entering Jongert’s shed in November, the all-aluminum megayacht enjoyed a five-year circumnavigation, which included several remote locales. According to Vivid’s captain, Tim Forderer, he and the owner received a lot of support on that circumnavigation from the Sea-Alliance Group, which provides yacht management for Vivid. (Sea-Alliance Group specializes in those services as well as sales, charter, and other specialties.) Forderer adds that Sea-Alliance Group recommended Jongert for the refit. “The pride the Jongert team feels with Vivid is very evident,” he says. “Vivid feels very much at home.”

While Vivid was in good shape following the trip, it was simply time for a Lloyds survey and either replacement or refreshment of systems and decor. The nearly 22-foot-beam (6.58-meter beam) beauty is receiving an extensive roster of treatments. These include new teak decking, a paint job, overhauled rigging, new navigation and communication instruments, and an overhauled engine and thrusters. Inside, the wood paneling is being stripped and revarnished, while new fabrics will replace older and/or worn ones.

Vivid is expected to depart Jongert in April. The megayacht will waste no time getting back to cruising, visiting both the North and South Poles in the following months.

Jongert Signs 3 New Superyachts

Within the past few weeks, Jongert has finalized contracts for two motoryachts and one sailing yacht.

One of the two Jongert motoryachts is shown here, a 152-footer (46.4-meter) designed by Dubois Naval Architects. She was initially to be 6’6” (two meters) smaller but, like many projects do, has grown since the contract was signed in September. Beam and draft remain unchanged, however: 29 feet (8.88 meters) and eight feet (2.5 meters) at half load, respectively. The steel-hulled yacht should see a top speed of 16.5 knots and a cruise speed of 14 knots, given 1,450-hp diesels. Eight guests will get two VIP staterooms and two other staterooms to enjoy. Yet another stateroom can double as a crew cabin. Otherwise, three cabins accommodate the crewmembers, with a separate captain’s stateroom, of course.

The owner of the second motoryacht has permitted Jongert to release only limited information thus far. LOA is 145 feet (44.1 meters), and she’ll feature all-aluminum construction. She’ll emphasize leisurely cruising, with top speed at 14.5 knots. Similar to the Dubois design mentioned above, four guest staterooms will accompany the master cabin. Delivery is expected in 2013.

Jongert signed the sailing yacht around the time of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. She’s a 3400M model, a larger version of the new 3000M series designed by Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering. That series features all-aluminum construction, with twists on typical sailing-yacht design, such as a fold-out beach platform and an aft master suite. Jongert says the 3400M client, who already owns a Jongert, liked the 3000M concept but wanted a bit more room.

In other news, a Jongert sailing yacht delivered in 2001 recently returned to the yard for a refit. Vivid (pictured above) is a 2700M model, one of Jongert’s most successful semicustom sailing yacht designs. Since delivery, she’s been cruising regularly all over the world. Jongert will refit her in conjunction with the Sea-Alliance Group, which specializes in yacht management and other services.