Springtime 2018 marks the delivery date for this custom 91-footer (27.9-meter) from Brooklin Boat Yard.
The owner is a three-peat customer of the Maine yard. He has a particular penchant for performance, too. The yard’s management adds that his enthusiasm and knowledge overall are akin to those of professional yacht builders and designers.
Because Brooklin Boat Yard is juggling several commitments including this one, it’s collaborating with nearby Rockport Marine for hull construction. The two have partnered previously, too. Rockport Marine has already started the cold-molded construction. Once the stainless steel ballast keel is in place, the 91-footer will be towed to Brooklin Boat Yard.
The flush-deck design is by Bruce Johnson and the shipyard’s own design office. Carbon fiber will bolster strength in high-load areas. As is common these days, the mast and boom are also comprised of carbon fiber. When completed, the custom sailing superyacht will carry 3,500 square feet (325 square meters) of sail area, cruising American coastal waters. The aft cockpit keeps sail-handling operations consolidated, and keeps the center cockpit for the owners and guests.
Traditional styling elements like a reverse transom and varnished mahogany toe rail complement the interior. Cherry paneling and teak and maple soles figure prominently, as does white and cream paint. The combination extends from the saloon, with a nav desk, to the master suite. The master, spanning the 19-foot (5.8-meter) beam, has two entrances, it’s interesting to note. Private access comes along a port-side hallway. Midnight snack attacks get satisfied from direct access through the galley, to starboard. (The friends in the two guest staterooms forward will just have to walk a little further to satisfy their cravings.)
One more feature to note: Custom davits built into the transom launch the tender. The davits reveal once the transom folds down and becomes the swim platform.