Beaugeste was launched in 1989 by Brooke Marine in Lowesoft, and at the time of her launch her name was Beaupré. She is a beautiful 37 metre sloop, with naval architecture by Ron Holland. Her exterior was designed by the renowned designer Jon Bannenberg, who designed her for himself. Her original interior featured bird's eye maple, granite sculptures, a beautiful Italian 1930's Art Deco coffee table, that came from the Italian liner Rex, and an original clock from the 1847 steamship Sirius. Brooke Marine built a couple of yachts designed by Bannenberg, in 1989 they launched G.Whiz, and Stefaren, and a year later they launched the sailing yacht Gee Dee.