Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Royal Huisman Launch 48m "Wisp"

The renowned Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman have just announced the launch of project no. 393, now know as "Wisp". She is a beautiful built (as are all of the Royal Huisman superyachts) classic sloop that measures 48m (156ft) in length and is a fine example of revival naval architecture by Hoek Design.

The owner's brief was for a boat that would perform well without excessive heel, hence her relatively beamy hull and spoon bow for a more gentle ride. Her stained oak and wenge interior is by Rhoades Young of which takes full advantage of the beamy hull to create magnificently large salons, a spacious full beam master suite and accommodation for both guests and crew. Wisp fulfils all her owner's criteria for a comfortable cruising yacht that may also engage in a little "gentleman's racing".

"Wisp is a shining example of how a modern sailing yacht can still impart a sense of Corinthian spirit," says Alice Huisman. "Her quality design and construction provides ocean going capability, comfort and performance".

"It has been a challenge to meet the owner's high expectations, but the successful result is thanks to hard work by all concerned," says Nigel Ingram of MCM, acting as the owner's representative, of their first collaboration with Royal Huisman. "The working relationship with the yard has been enjoyable and the quality of the yacht speaks for itself. We look forward to further developing the relationship with Royal Huisman over future projects".

Wisp's sea trails and crew training will take place in the next couple of weeks prior to delivery to her owner later this spring.

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