Royal Huisman has recently shared a selection of images of the 43 metre sloop Blue Papillon sailing in the Mediterranean. Launched in 2013, she features naval architecture by German Frers, who chose a moderate draft fixed bulb keel with short chord length, while the fully balanced carbon fibre spade rubber is controlled by a mechanical steering system to maximise sensitivity and responsiveness under sail.
She has three cockpits; the extended coach roof provides shade and protection for the main cockpit; the helm stations flank a central cockpit, and an owner’s aft cockpit is equipped with a retractable dodger for extra privacy as well as a large sunbed. In addition to her outdoor area, Blue Papillon also features a beach deck. A large tender is stored in the lazarette, whilst a foredeck locker contains a second rigid inflatable tender.
Her interiors are the work of Rhoades Young Design, who have created a contemporary and welcoming ambiance.