Wajer comes to Hong Kong
Published: Friday, 09 March 2012
The yacht will actually be used as the chase boat for the much larger 50-metre Sensation Yacht, owned by an Asian businessman. The Wajer Osprey 37 is a finely finished yacht that exhibits all the best characteristics of Dutch yacht building in the size range. Showcasing fine carpentry, the yacht is fitted with teak flooring throughout, cabinetry, expert use of space, and beautiful soft leather upholstery.
Primarily intended as a dayboat, the Osprey 37 shows sprightly acceleration up to her top speed of around 37 knots (our brief test had little wind and calm seas). Dries Wajer came to Asia to oversee the delivery the yacht in February.
Wajer and Wajer is a 20-year old firm specialising in high-end yachts. All Ospreys are fitted with IPS engines, with options up to IPS600 horsepower for a top speed of 45 knots, and a cruising speed of 27 knots. At this rate, the Osprey 37 has a fuel consumption of 60 litres per hour. Several layouts, including a hard top option, are available. The version that arrived in Hong Kong has a bimini cover. W&W produces 25 boats a year.
The test boat was built two years ago – the series was started in 2006 and the boat we tested was hull 29. Most sold into the Mediterranean. The 37 Osprey that arrived in Hong Kong was actually sold to that buyer during the last Monaco Yacht Show.
No dealer has been appointed yet. The Osprey 37 retails for approximately €650,000, though according to Dries Wajer, that includes all the options. The Osprey 37 will likely be showcased at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show in May.