London-based yacht manager and broker Watkins Superyachts Ltd has announced its appointment as central agent for the 32.4-metre Ron Holland-designed ketch, Kestrel 106, now nearing completion at the long established world class Aganlar Boatyard at Bodrum, Turkey.
The vision of the project is to provide discerning and aspiring sailors with a delightful fast-cruising yacht ideal for comfortable entertaining and quality leisure time afloat, but uniquely in conjunction with the renowned sailing capabilities of Ron Holland’s sailing boats.
Commenting on the project, Managing Director of Kestrel Superyachts, Peter Cooke, says: " The aim was to design and create a beautiful, traditional yacht with the space to accommodate eight to ten family or friends in style, comfort and stability, mixed with fast-cruising capability and charm. Flexible spaces for entertaining are a particular attraction. Adopting the strap line of the Jaguar saloon cars of the 1950s – Space, "Pace and Grace" – every aspect of Kestrel exhibits these defining qualities".
Managing Director of Watkins Superyachts, Captain Adrian McCourt, says:"The marketing team has dubbed the yacht, the ‘Both Worlds’ Superyacht, for its unique combination of comfort and sailing performance whilst creating, space and pace, luxury and affordability, without compromise". The first Kestrel will be ready in the summer of 2011 and it is for sale for €7.5 million, with building slots already reserved for future Kestrels.
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