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

Project 400, World’s Largest Aluminum Superyacht, Starts

We’ll have to wait a while to see this record-setting schooner under sail. But, she’ll actually set two records upon delivery. First, she’ll be the world’s largest all-aluminum superyacht, whether sail or power. Second, she’ll be the largest sailing superyacht delivered by Royal Huisman. For now, she’s called Royal Huisman Project 400. Keel laying occurred in June Continue reading

Lürssen Taps Michael Koppstein as American Rep

Lürssen has long enjoyed strong business stateside. Several years ago, it had an America-based office, too. While all sales headquarters eventually shifted to the shipyard’s base in Germany, the builder once again has a formal U.S. rep. He’s Michael Koppstein, a familiar face in superyacht circles. Koppstein, located in Maine, spent the past 25 years Continue reading