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From the start of this 56m/184ft project, Royal Huisman has worked closely with the owners, project manager Godfrey ‘Goddy’ Cray, Dykstra Naval Architects, interior designer Mark Whiteley, spar supplier Rondal and Doyle Sails NZ.

This synergy has seen a design package emerge that is carefully crafted to deliver good looks and performance, ease of use and world-cruising capacity required by her owners.

Speaking about her design, interior designer Mark Whiteley commented, “The brief called for a relaxed home afloat for the owner’s family and friends, and aside from a split-level master cabin featuring a private deckhouse and cockpit, the accommodation includes a large deck saloon, three en-suite guest cabins, a media room and even a dedicated fully equipped gym“.

She will be rigged with carbon spars by Rondal and the standing rigging has been scaled to an air draft that maximises sail area, but is within the Panamax height limitation.

Other design details include a circular skylight around the mizzen mast above the owner’s cabin, and a mid-deck lounge with sun canopy. She will also be able to carry a 6.2m jet drive tender, and features a three-metre side boarding platform.

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