163 ft 50m Classic Ketch Vitters 2

50m Classic Ketch by Vitters for 2019

Vitters announced a new signed contract for a 50m classic ketch for 2019

The new classic ketch looks similar to S/Y Adèle that was also designed by Hoek. This one will come with interior design by Rhoades Young.

The project will be constructed in Alustar aluminum with a carbon rig. Aft is a private cockpit for the owner and the guests. Another cockpit is amidships and crew cockpit forward at the main mast. The guest cabins are placed forward of the owner’s cabin. Four crew cabins are forward located.

“This new project is a fine example of why Vitters continues to attract knowledgeable sailors looking for the best possible sailing yacht,” comments the yard project manager. “The owner was seeking the finest Dutch quality and admired our previous work. The fact that Vitters has the experience and flexibility to deliver this beautiful yacht in time for the 2019 season was a further benefit and we look forward to exceeding the owner’s high expectations.”

163 ft 50m Classic Ketch Vitters

SEA EAGLE - Royal Huisman 43

SEA EAGLE - Royal Huisman 43

Royal Huisman presents SEA EAGLE - a 43m sailing yacht, designed by Germán Frers (exterior, naval architecture) and Rhoades Young (interior) for Taiwanese businessman and philanthropist Dr. Samuel Yin.

Pictures by Carlo Baroncini

SEA EAGLE has a performance-oriented aluminum hull, powered by over 1,000 sqm sail area upwind on a carbon mast.

Video credits: Fotoarcobaleno & Nicola Bozzo

The stern area has a folding hatch with stairs to transform into a beach club. There is also the place for the 5.20m Castoldi jet tender.

The deck house

is equipped with a dining area, navigation desk, and a cozy conversation zone.

Flex cabin

which can be a gym or a VIP cabin.

Owner’s cabin

with twin bed configuration, office desk, sofa and extra ladderway from the second cockpit at the aft.

More Impressions

SEA EAGLE will spend the summer in Norway and Sweden before she sets sails to the Caribbean.

SEA EAGLE Royal Huisman 43 Carlo Baroncini

Owner Dr. Samuel Yin and Alice Huisman

Main Specifications

Length over all:43.31 m
Length waterline:37.91 m
Beam:8.98 m
Draft:4.50 m
Exterior Design:Germán Frers
Interior Design:Rhoades Young
Deck Material:Aluminum
Hull Material:Aluminum
Mast:Carbon (made by Rondal)
Main Engine:Caterpillar C18 SCAC, 533 kW @ 2100 rpm
Guests:2 guest cabins and 1 gym with 2 Pullman bunks + 1 Owner Suite
Crew:3 Cabins
Hull Speed:14.96 knots
Main Sail:506 m2
Blade Jib:459 m2
Staysail:142 m2

Layout & Sail Plan

SEA EAGLE Royal Huisman 43 Carlo Baroncini
Deck Layout

SEA EAGLE Royal Huisman 43 Carlo Baroncini
Interior Layout

SEA EAGLE Royal Huisman 43 Carlo Baroncini
Sail Plan

Sarissa Sailing Yacht Vitters

Video: Sarissa by Vitters

Video of 42.6m carbon sailing yacht SARISSA built by Vitters, designed by Bill Tripp (exterior) and Rhoades Young (interior).

Video produced by Tom Nitsch Images

Antares Yacht Royal Huisman

Video: 40m S/Y 'Antares' by Royal Huisman

40m ketch-rigged sailing yacht 'Antares' was built by Royal Huisman and designed by Dixon Yacht Design with interior design by Rhoades Young Design.

Video made by Waterline Media

Blue Papillon by Royal Huismanon Royal Huisman Yacht

Blue Papillon by Royal Huisman

Blue Papillon is a 43m sailing yacht built by Royal Huisman in 2013 and designed by Germán Frers with interior design by Rhoades Young.

Germán Frers gave her a high-performance hull with a fixed keel and a deckhouse witha low profile. The yacht is easy to sail with a minimal crew of two thanks to carbon fiber rig with a furling system by Rondal.

Blue Papillon has three cockpits and an extended roof over the main cockpit to give shade. The owner’s cockpit at the aft deck has a retractable tarpaulin for some extra privacy when the crew is doing her job. Also, a large sun bed is located there.

Blue Papillon Royal Huisman
Blue Papillon by Royal Huismanon Royal Huisman Yacht

Because the transom door is closed we don’t see the “beach deck”. A fold-down platform with staircase to enjoy the time at anchor.

Blue Papillon has a clean flush deck. Many parts are recessed like the hatches and their hinges. She is also equipped with a swing-over anchor system.

A 4.5m tender is stored in the lazarette. Another can find a place on the foredeck.

Images by Fly Pictures

Blue Papillon by Royal Huisman
Blue Papillon by Royal Huisman

Main Specifications

Length over all:43.31 m
Beam:8.98 m
Draft:4.50 m
Exterior Design:Germán Frers
Naval Architecture:Germán Frers
Interior Design:Rhoades Young
Mainsail:506 m²
Yankee Sail527 m²
Blade Sail459 m²
Mast Height57 m

48m Wisp by Royal Huisman Cory Silken

WISP - 48m Classic styled sailing yacht by Royal Huisman

WISP - a newbie with a classic yacht dress and a wisp of history feel.

Wisp pictures by Cory Silken and Carlo Baroncini

The Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman launched the beautiful Hoek design with interior styling by Rhoades Young earlier this year. Now Wisp is back from her maiden voyage in Norway with a pack of images and more information for the public.

Royal Huisman and Hoek Design accepted the challenge to develop a gentleman’s sailing yacht with much comfort for long voyages and enough speed to show her stern to other yachts.

48m Wisp by Royal Huisman Cory Silken

Her cutter rig was built by Royal Huisman’s subsidiary Rondal in carbon composite. 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.

The result is an uncluttered expanse of teak decking fore and aft with few obstacles to disturb the sense of harmony. Indeed, throughout the yacht’s exterior woodwork has been rationalized by examining and simplifying every joint and detail to create calming guest areas with plenty of hidden storage and an efficient navigation cockpit. Instead of the more typical stranded wire, solid stainless steel lifelines linking the deck- mounted stanchions provide non-sailors with an added sense of security and add an elegant, polished look.

Wisp features traditional waterfall margins between the teak decking and the superstructures – a detail requiring much thicker pieces of carefully selected timber to provide a consistent grain and perfect fit and finish.

The custom helm stations and steering wheels represent works of art in their own right. Various options were considered, from traditional all-wood to modern wheels in carbon fiber. In the end, a graceful design was chosen with 20 polished stainless steel spokes, rimmed with a delicate bead detail, which radiate from a central hub, itself clad with teak that has been lovingly milled and fitted by hand. In addition, the detailing of daylight readable control panels and surrounding seating areas were designed to optimize space and present a visual impression of low volume.

Further deck space has been freed up by placing the Rondal winches for the main halyard, mainsheet and preventer below deck in a separate compartment adjoining the engine room, which can still be quickly accessed from the forward engine room entrance and monitored via CCTV cameras.

To ensure the 6.2m (20ft) owner’s tender blends in with the sweeping sheer of the hull, it is partially recessed into a pocket on the foredeck. Another notable deck feature is the crew cockpit just forward of the main mast. With a convertible car-style retractable dodger, protective coamings, storage and direct access below deck to the dinette, it provides a secure assembly point within easy reach of the deck equipment while under sail and a relaxing social area when at anchor.

Interior of WISP

Wisp’s owner wanted a light, airy and calming interior. The owner calls it in one word: „jolly“. Rhoades Young selected a light oak that has stained a soft honey amber to match the owner’s personal taste.

 The owners have an own area in the aft of Wisp with an own deckhouse and own entry. But it is also accessible from the main deckhouse over the guest area which is between main deck house and owner’s area. The owner’s area has a full beam bedroom.

For guests is one cabin with two beds and two double bed cabins onboard. All cabins have an ensuite.

“From an architectural point of view, we created an unusual open-plan interior layout that is designed in layers to reveal itself gradually,” says Jonathan Rhoades. “Below deck, you are lead from space to space and at each destination, the rooms feel resolved and complete. It is only on exploring further that you realize they open onto other spaces until finally all the layers are peeled back to reveal salons and cabins with huge sightlines through the various deck levels linking the interior and exterior.”

Main Specifications

Length over all:47.65 m
Beam:9.50 m
Draft:4.45 m
Exterior Design:Hoek Design
Naval Architecture:Hoek Design
Interior Design:Rhoades Young
Engine:1x Caterpillar C18 Acert / 533 kW (715 HP) @2100 rpm
Hull Speed14 knots
Mainsail:577 m²
Yankee Sail527 m²
Blade Sail457 m²
Staysail236 m²
Multi Purpose Spinnaker1252 m²
Fuel Capacity:22.000 l (in 4 Tanks)
Tenders and Toys:1x Williams 565 Tender Diesel Jet
1x Bombard commando C3 sports boat 15HP

Profile, Sail Plan and Layouts

WISP Sailplan
Profile / Sail-Plan

Wisp Deck Plan
Deck Layout


Wisp Layout
Cabin Layout

Louise by claasen shipyard

22m "Louise" by Claasen Shipyards

The 22-meter cruiser/racer sailing yacht Louise was recently launched by Claasen Shipyards.

Berret Racoupeau is responsible for her exterior design and the naval architecture. The French design studio gave her a lifting keel with a draft from 2.30 m to 3.90 m to discover the world in shallow waters. Louise is equipped with the latest technology. Her interior was created by Rhoades Young Design.

Built under MCA for yachts up to 24-meters with CE-A certification she is ready for safety trips like her maiden voyage to Rio de Janeiro

Louise by claasen shipyard
louise claasen shipyards
louise by claasen shipyard
louise by claasen shipyard Interior

Main Specifications

Length over all:22.07 m
Length water line:19.81 m
Beam:5.63 m
Draft:2.30 m / 3.90 m
Rig Type:Cutter rigged sloop
Main Engine:Yanmar 4LHA­‐HTP (140 hp)
Exterior design:Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design
Interior design:Rhoades Young Design

Jongert 3200P yacht

Introducing new Jongert 3200P

The new Jongert 3200P (P = Performance Line) is under construction

The Performance Line is the further development Jongert’s Modern Line to compete in regattas but also to sail around the world with a more sporty looking exterior design. Thanks to lifting keel with a minimum draft of four meters it’s also possible to visit shallow waters. The foredeck tender storage is also a pool when the tender is in the water.

The Jongert 3200 measures 32 meters in length and presents the first unit of a range of yachts with lengths of 28, 32, 36 and the 40m flagship.

The performance calculations were done by Doug Peterson while the exterior and interior styling were made by Rhoades Young. Both are well-known yacht designers.

Jongert 3200P yacht
Jongert 3200P Sailing Yacht

Interior Design

The interior of the Jongert 3200P has a “New York apartment-feel” with textured woods, leather paneling, and soft furnishings. The owner lives in a full-beam suite at the aft with direct access to the sea with a private beach deck. The deckhouse features dining, seating, navigation desk and a 180-degree view.

The designer comments:

“Rhoades Young Design are delighted to be working with the prestigious Jongert shipyard on the launch of their impressive new range of performance sailing yachts. A highlight of the design is the large amount of glass area which increases the interaction between the inside and outside of the yacht, exemplified by the full-beam Owners Suite which opens onto the large aft beach deck via large glass doors.

An assortment of exterior seating locations also enables a variety of experiences to be enjoyed whilst onboard, be it dining in the main cockpit, navigating from the helm stations or relaxing on the aft beach deck, yachts of the Jongert Performance line provides for every occasion.”

The yacht is for sale and comes with an asking price of EUR 11,500,000.

Profile & Layouts

Jongert 3200P Superyacht
Deck Layout / Profile

Jongert 3200P Superyacht
Interior Layout

Main Specifications

Length over all:32.00 m
Beam:7.87 m
Draft (full load):4.00 - 6.00 m
Displacement light ship:97.55 tons
Hull construction:Alustar
Naval architecture:Doug Peterson
Exterior styling:Rhoades Young
Interior design:Rhoades Young
Notation:C +HULL; MACH; Ych; unrestricted navigation, MCA LY3; restricted 60 miles range
Hull speed:12.6 knots
Mainsail:292 m²
Jib:250 m²
Staysail:109 m²
Code Zero:463 m²
Gennaker:731 m²

There is also the Jongert 3200P Classic developed