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
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
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
Wooden construction may seem a thing of the past. But, the practice is alive and well at Spirit Yachts. In fact, the UK builder is about to start work on one of the largest, single-masted wooden yachts created in the country. She’s the sloop-rigged Spirit 111, further becoming Spirit Yachts’ biggest project. Spirit Yachts has
ALL PHOTOS: Carlo Baronicini Sea Eagle is the second of a limited-edition series of three sailing superyachts from Royal Huisman. But, she represents more than that. The 141-foot (43-meter) sloop was delivered to a Taiwan-based lover of the sea and racing. Her owner, Samuel Yin, plans a world cruise and occasional participation in superyacht regattas.
Blue skies complemented the blue hull of Sea Eagle as she emerged from her paint shed at Royal Huisman this week. Sea Eagle is a 142-foot (43.31-meter) sloop, with naval architecture by Germán Frers. With a fixed draft of 14’8” (4.5 meters), she’s intended for both personal cruising and regatta racing on occasion. Her owner