The 39m Schooner-rigged yacht VAGRANT from 1913 will be completely rebuilt by Huisfit - the refit division of Royal Huisman.

Vagrant was designed over 100 years ago by the American naval architect Nathanael G. Herreshoff aka Captain Nat. Herreshoff designed also some America’s Cup defenders.

Royal Huisman will strip her completely off and will reanimate her graceful lines with a new crew quarter. Technical installation like the engine, generator, heating, air condition and so on will be smartly installed.

Dykstra Naval Architects will redesign her schooner-rig with yankee, staysail, main staysail and queen fisherman. Rondal will build new aluminum masts including a furling system for the fisherman sail and mainsail.

Relaunch is scheduled for 2019.

Main Specifications

Length over all:39.00 m
Length Hull:33.00 m
Length Waterline:25.00 m
Beam:7.00 m
Draft:4.00 m
Original Launch Year:1913
Naval Architecture:Nathanael Greene Herreshoff

Sail Plan (Post Refit)

Vagrant Sailing Yacht Herreshoff

During the Superyacht Press Tour 2018, I’ve visited the facilities of Royal Huisman in Vollenhove. In one hall was the hull of VAGRANT. The yacht was totally stripped – the whole interior, piping, wiring, deck equipment etc. will be renewed – a very impressive restauration project.

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