Published: Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Royal Huisman has announced the launch of a classic sailing yacht called Wisp. She was launched, and her mast stepped, in the seaport of Harlingen on Holland’s northern coast. 

From her raked bow and elegant sheer line to her cutter rig and efficient sail handling systems, the 48-metre classic sloop is a fine example of revival naval architecture by Hoek Design. The owner’s brief was for a boat that would perform well without excessive heel, hence her relatively beamy hull and spoon bow for a gentler ride.

Royal Huisman Unveils Wisp

With a magnificent stained oak and wenge wood interior by Rhoades Young that takes full advantage of the generous hull volume to create voluminous salons, a spacious full-beam master suite and extensive accommodation for both guests and crew, the yacht fulfils all her owner’s criteria for a comfortable cruising yacht that may also indulge in a little ‘gentleman’s racing.’

Wisp is a shining example of how a modern sailing yacht can still impart a sense of Corinthian spirit,” says Alice Huisman. “Her quality design and construction provides ocean-going capability, comfort and performance.”