Brooklin Boat Yard has begun construction of a 74-feet cruiser/racer designed by well-known yacht designer Germán Frers.

The 74 ft. Frers yacht is designed as a daysailer and ocean-going yacht and will race at the coasts of the United States and the Carribean. The Brooklin Boat Yard shipwrights carefully selected all of the wood for the Frers 74 with regard to size, shape and length. The full complement of materials was custom cut, sawn, kiln-dried and milled all at once to guarantee its uniformity and consistent quality.

Steve White, owner of Brooklin Boat Yard commented:

[quote] “The quality of the wood is exceptional, the sawyer believed it was the best run of material he had seen in a decade. While this yacht has a cold-molded hull and deck like most of our boats, the Frers 74 is like nothing we’ve ever built before in a lot of ways, the styling details are completely unique to modern yachts and the end product will be a work of art.”[/quote]

The Brooklin Boat Yard shipwrights carefully selected all of the wood for the Frers 74 with regard to size, shape and length. The full complement of materials was custom cut, sawn, kiln-dried and milled all at once to guarantee its uniformity and consistent quality. “The quality of the wood is exceptional,” said Steve White, owner of Brooklin Boat Yard. “The sawyer believed it was the best run of material he had seen in a decade.

he Frers 74 styling includes intricate patterns of daylights built of carbon-reinforced curved glass that is inset into the sides of the hull and deck. Down below, the daylights will illuminate the interior with silhouettes of sunlight. Brooklin Boat Yard’s designers have engineered large areas of carbon reinforcement that fit inside the core to accommodate the deck light shapes. The laminated deck frame is a combination of longitudinal and transverse deck beams sinuously shaped in both directions to mimic the window deck light shapes.

The modern, sleek interior design will be as unique as the exterior styling, contributing to the overall contemporary aesthetic. Designed to be a comfortable coastal cruiser, the Frers 74 will have plenty of accommodations for the owner and crew with a saloon, full galley, master cabin, guest cabin, and crew cabin.

The Frers 74’s systems include a full navigation system and push-button sail handling with a hydraulic mainsheet system and retractable anchor arm, making her easy to sail with few crew. Powered with a 170-HP Volvo diesel, the yacht also features a bow thruster for easy maneuvering. A 10-kw generator will supply power for her ten 24-volt DC lithium iron phosphate batteries producing 1800 amp-hours of power. She will have a GOST security system, full electronics, and air conditioning. Her mast, standing rigging, boom, rudder and keelframe are all built from carbon.

The delivery is sheduled for spring 2015.

Main specifications
Length over all:22.53 m
Length water line:20.24 m
Beam:5.76 m
Draft:3.80 m
Ballast:8.6 t
Displacement (lightship):27.4 t
Exterior design:German Frers