The Third Time’s the Charm for Skat: VIDEO

If good things come in pairs, great things must come in threes. At least that seems the case for Skat. The famous militaristic-looking megayacht is having her third refit with Royal Huisman’s Huisfit division. Skat, measuring 231’10” (70.7 meters), cruised into Amsterdam earlier this week, as you’ll see in the video below. It’s because Huisfit offers Continue reading


PHOTO: Billy Black

Candy Store Cup Coming This Weekend

Newport, Rhode Island has a long history of sailing, and sailing events. Its waters host the next big sailing superyacht event from July 27 to 29, the annual Candy Store Cup. The regatta was previously known as the Newport Bucket. The Bucket Regatta organizers sold it in 2015, though, for Newport-based ownership. Co-hosts Newport Shipyard Continue reading


PHOTO: courtesy Huisfit

Herreshoff-Designed Vagrant Rebuild at Royal Huisman

The year was 1913. Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Rhode Island launched a sailing yacht so large for her era, it was all the more remarkable. The 109-foot (about 33-meter) Vagrant (below) slipped down the ways, to the design of the renowned Nat Herreshoff. A century later, she’s still sailing, with an owner passionate about preserving Continue reading