Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Royal Huisman has been commissioned to undertake the conversion of the famous 42m (139ft) carbon composite offshore racer Mari Cha IV. The work will be carried out by Royal Huisman’s Huisfit division in Vollenhove for an experienced yachtsman wishing to add cruising amenity to the original sailing performance. As part of the conversion process she will be re-commissioned as Samurai .

Huisfit To Refit Mari Cha Iv

Modifications to the epoxy carbon fiber structure will provide the keyway for the addition of a new deckhouse, superstructure and cockpits based on exterior designs by Rhoades Young Design whom are going to the extremes of weight saving to design a bespoke interior where there was once none.

Technically there will be a complete overhaul and upgrade of the onboard systems, including high- speed hydraulics for the winches, alarm, monitoring, entertainment, navigation, etc. As with everything related to this project weight saving will be the final mark of achievement whilst for practicality a lifting keel will replace her canting keel. A complete new color scheme, lightweight and easy-to-maintain synthetic teak deck surfacing will harmonise with updated deck equipment.

Huisfit To Refit Mari Cha Iv 1

The entire project will be managed by the highly experienced yacht consultant Jens Cornelsen.