Photos by Cory Silken
Delivered in early 2012, the 55m /181ft Spirit of Tradition ketch Kamaxitha spreads her wings and confirms her potential as an offshore flyer. Kamaxitha demonstrated long ocean legs while crossing the Atlantic, then showed off her elegant and purposeful lines as she threaded her way amongst the Windward and Leeward Islands of the West Indies. Returning to Europe she will cruise the eastern and central regions of the Mediterranean for the coming summer of 2013.
Thanks to the Spirit of Tradition revival, enthusiasts of fine traditional sailing yachts can now enjoy the spectacle of a host of elegant new classics in ports, on passage, and at regattas around the world. Kamaxitha’s owner is one such enthusiast, but one who could see no reason why fine traditional lines should be in conflict with sparkling performance and exceptional handling.
The owner commissioned Dykstra Naval Architects to design, and Royal Huisman to build, a yacht that carried with it a spirit of tradition, combining classic hull lines with a highly advanced underbody, keel and rudder configuration to complement a powerfully efficient ketch rig. For good measure, he invited Rhoades Young Design to create an interior that stakes a strong visual claim to yachts of an earlier era yet incorporates all the luxurious amenities and operational necessities of the modern era.
The owner’s vision has been realised. Kamaxitha is a yacht that inspires, both as a fine recreation in the classic tradition and as a true sailor’s yacht of the present day.
Expect a full feature on sailing yacht Kamaxitha soon on SuperYachtTimes.com!
Rhoades Young Design
Lymington, United Kingdom
Dykstra Naval Architects