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Samurai, Sunday Superyacht Video

Super sleek, and super cool, Samurai is also a super story. An American who treasured offshore racing commissioned a fast schooner from the French shipyard CMN in the early 2000s. He took delivery of what would become the world-famous, world-record-breaker Mari Cha IV in 2003. As just one example, this 138-footer (42-meter) averaged 19.5 knots Continue reading


Spirit 111: Cocoon-Like Design Among Many Marvels

Babies aren’t the only ones who like swaddling. Check out the contoured, cocoon-like spaces aboard the Spirit 111. Now a few months into the build, Spirit Yachts is showing off her most-unusual configuration. What’s more, as an owner-operated sloop, the Spirit 111 is an engineering accomplishment. The British builder’s biggest yet has curve after curve Continue reading


Classic Performance Ketch Coming From Vitters in 2019

With cruising a priority, a seasoned sailor has commissioned a classic performance ketch from Vitters. LOA: 164 feet (50 meters). Having some familiarity with Vitters’ projects, the owner decided to approach the Dutch shipyard. He already knew he wanted his new ketch built in The Netherlands, according to Vitters. The proverbial icing on the cake Continue reading