Any notion that the demand for large sailing yachts is slackening should be put to rest by this latest project from the board of Jean Berret and Olivier Racoupeau. This 118-foot sloop has large picture windows that feature insulated liquid-crystal glass with variable opacity that can change the interior mood from full natural lighting to a cosy and intimate shaded effect.
The cockpit is protected by a large coaming that extends forward on both sides to provide a sense of security. Seats around the cockpit can be arranged to suit various functions, from family cruising or relaxing at anchor to offshore sailing. Belowdecks, three guest cabins and the owner’s suite are located just forward of the main saloon. A large fixed bulb keel should make the yacht stiff and a good performer in all conditions.
Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design, 3 bis Avenue des Ameriques, 17000 La Rochelle, France, tel. 011-335-46-45-79-79