In the Hawaiian language, Hale Kai (Ha-lay Kī) means “home on the sea.” Halekai holds that very same meaning for her owners. The sailing superyacht, a Truly Classic design, celebrated her official launch last week at Pendennis. The Truly Classic series comes from the naval-architecture studio Hoek Design. Several different models are within the series,
May 12 was a big day for a big yacht. The aptly named Blue II, a 184-footer (56-meter) which has the Northwest Passage in her sights, made her first appearance outside at Turquoise Yachts. Blue II, a.k.a. Project Lombok, reflects the throwback looks of steam ships from another era. Even with that period appeal, however,
At 163 feet (49.7 meters) in length, Meraki will soon take her owners and guests to some of the most remote places on earth. She will additionally pursue line honors at regattas. It’s thanks to one experienced owner who was hands-on in every aspect, Vitters Shipyard, and an all-star design team that includes two world-famous
Plenty of megayacht owners have speedboats, or chase boats, as tenders. But a 76-foot (23-meter) chase boat? Welcome to Stargazer, a most unusual, and most welcome, twist on the concept. Delivered just several months ago, Stargazer is even more remarkable for being a tender for a sailing superyacht owner. This owner wanted a boat that
Hoek Design is particularly known for its Truly Classic yacht series. Pendennis, meanwhile, is particularly known for its custom yacht construction. Put the two together with ardent sailors who wanted a traditional atmosphere with some flair, and you get Vijonara. Recently delivered, she’s the second Truly Classic 128, and her owners’ latest passion project. Hoek Design
Come summertime 2019, a European planning long-distance sailing will embark on his first journey aboard this yacht. Designed by Hoek Design, she measures 76’8” (23.4 meters). Remarkably, besides this Hoek 76 ketch being entirely custom, she has an unexpected interior layout. The cruiser is in build at Aluboot, a Dutch shipyard focusing on all-aluminum custom construction.