Who’d have thought, just a few years ago, that production boatbuilders would soon be edging closer to super-yacht territory? Falling just a shade short of 80 feet, this semi-custom yacht opens up a new market for the prolific German builder. Epoxy composite construction keeps hull weight down, and carbon fiber is used to reinforce high-stress areas. Styling is bold and striking, and the boat appears completely flush-decked, thanks to tall bulwarks disguising the house. Vast expanses of tinted glass and long hull ports ensure there will be plenty of light belowdecks, not least in the huge owner’s stateroom. A choice of four base layouts (all customizable) will suit everyone from hardcore ocean-crossers to Riviera poseurs. Hull #1 should be on the water by the end of the year.
Kiwi Spirit Takes Line Honors in Bermuda
Mark Riley’s Farr 63 Kiwi Spirit secured line honors yesterday in the Marion to Bermuda race, finishing off St. David’s Lighthouse at 0227 local time. Francis Seldorff’s Kinship, a Baltic 52, was second in the 40-boat fleet, crossing the line at around 0500. With 18-year-old ...read more