Flagships: Cheveyo

A collaboration between Sparkman & Stephens and England’s Spirit Yachts, this “Super J” is adapted from the plans for Ranger, which defended the America’s Cup in 1937.
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A collaboration between Sparkman & Stephens and England’s Spirit Yachts, this “Super J” is adapted from the plans for Ranger, which defended the America’s Cup in 1937. All recent J-Class replicas have been built in aluminum, but Spirit Yachts will build the 139-foot Cheveyo in wood/epoxy composite, using stainless steel ring frames to create a light yet stiff hull. She will have a carbon-fiber mast, carbon rigging and high-tech laminated sails. The interior layout will evoke the era of the 1930s, with accommodations for eight crew and ten guests—she is being built for a syndicate of “investors and sailing enthusiasts.” Spirit Yachts founder Sean McMillan says Cheveyo will “evoke the romance and excitement of the finest expression of yacht design as epitomized by the J-Class.” Amen to that. Spirityachts.com

Image courtesy of Spirit Yachts

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