Front Street Shipyard is pursuing more new-build projects to complement its strong refit and repair business. The Maine-based builder has joined forces with Tripp Design for a series of performance sloops. They’re the FSS 84, FSS 102 (above), and FSS 112. The build and design teams came together to generate more interest in American-built yachts.
Founded 23 years ago, Holland Jachtbouw has delivered more than 35 fully custom sail and power megayachts for racing and cruising enthusiasts alike. The technical innovations, the performance reliability, and its small-shipyard-thinking-big attitude are just some of the reasons behind this Dutch shipyard’s success. Among Holland Jachtbouw’s five current new builds is yet another J
A few years ago, Wally set its sights on building its largest-ever sailing yacht that looked and acted every bit a true sailing yacht versus a motorsailer. It has succeeded with Better Place, a 165’7” (50.5-meter) high-performance sloop. But Better Place is more than just a megayacht. She’s the largest sloop comprised of carbon fiber
Bearing a Bugatti blue hull, Better Place, the world’s largest carbon-fiber-constructed sloop, has hit the water at Wally. Equally notable, the megayacht meets RINA’s Green Star classification standards. This makes her the first sailing yacht to receive the notation. The 164-foot (50-meter) megayacht Better Place bears naval architecture by Tripp Design and displaces 250 tons.
Sailing isn’t just a leisurely activity anymore—increasingly, megayacht owners want performance-oriented sailing yachts. That’s what the owner of Sarissa got in working with Vitters Shipyard and Tripp Design. But the owners also wanted a truly family-oriented yacht, quite another priority. The 138-foot (42.6-meter) Sarissa skillfully fulfills the requirements of being a regatta racer and floating
Designed by Tripp Design in conjunction with Eidsgaard Design and built by Wally, Saudade is already an experienced superyacht regatta racer at just three years of age. The 148-footer (45-meter) has competed in the St Barth’s Bucket and the Superyacht Cup. In fact, this video was shot at the latter event. She is capable of