91’ sailing yacht in build at Brooklin Boat Yard

Written by Charl van Rooy

American shipyard Brooklin Boat Yard in Brooklin, Maine, has recently started on the construction of a new 91-foot sailing sloop commissioned by a repeat client. Construction will last 18 months with the project expected to be ready for delivery in the spring of 2018.

Designer Bruce Johnson created the yacht with high-performance cruising along the U.S. coast in mind, fitting the custom sloop with a central social cockpit with all manoeuvres and line handling taking place in the aft ‘working’ cockpit. Each cockpit is surrounded by a low protective coaming with its own companionway leading below deck.

A carbon fibre mast, flush deck, and hydraulic furlers tick just some of the yacht’s high-performance boxes.

Guests are accommodated in three cabins including two guest staterooms forward of the mast with a generous owner’s suite located aft of the main saloon.The interior will be finished in Herreshoff style with white and cream paintwork offset by American cherry joinery, leather upholstery and a teak and maple cabin sole.

"We are very pleased to be building a third boat for this customer. He's a very experienced yachtsman who is a pleasure to collaborate with," said Steve White, president ofBrooklinBoat Yard.

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