Another drop-dead gorgeous yacht from Royal Huisman
VOLLENHOVEN ~ As 2014 draws to a close, Royal Huisman Shipyard BV, builder of exclusive custom yachts, looks back on a year that saw the launch of yet another one of its exquisite constructions.
The maiden voyage of the 48m (156ft) Wisp, a classic sloop designed by Andre Hoek and Rhoades Young, took the craft into the fjords of Norway. The yacht then headed for the warmer waters of the western Mediterranean.
Wisp’s owner, said the yard, wanted a fast yacht for both passage making and racing. Wisp oozes a high level of comfort – inside and out. The Hoek design team revitalized the style and grace of the classic sailing yachts but this time with an Alustar aluminum hull and spoon bow for a gentler ride.
The cutter-rig sail plan was designed for balance and simple handling while cruising and the possibility of using overlapping genoas for racing, with much thought going into the track positioning and winch sizes to handle the increased loads and speeds during regattas.