The 1916 sailing yacht Silver Spray
Text and photo by Maarten Janssen
The sailing yacht Silver Spray
The classic superyacht Silver Spray was originally built in 1916 as one of the Dutch North Sea pilot schooners, she was rebuilt in 1995/1999 and underwent an all-over refit during 2010/2011. Her recent refit including installing a new main engine, navigation and PLC systems, and a new paintjob. Her hull was built after the lines of the renowned America's Cup yacht America. Although nearly 100 years old, modern systems, such as her hydraulic operated rigging make her easy to handle.