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Holland Jachtbouw Launches "Skylge"

Discussion in 'Yacht News; Builds & Launches' started by YachtForums, Oct 2, 2005.

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  1. Skylge takes to the water...

    Holland Jachtbouw has announced the launch of the 141 ft schooner "Skylge". The carbon mast and sophisticated rigging for this lightweight, high-performance yacht are currently being fitted, after which Skylge will make a shakedown cruise to Spain before heading to the Caribbean. Skylge, which is the Frisian word for the Dutch island of Terschelling, is sure to be a favourite when she joins next year’s regatta circuit.

    While being ideal for racing, the yacht has also been optimised for family cruises. Built to MCA, Skylge has an ideal layout for chartering, with an owners’ stateroom, VIP suite, two guest cabins and generous amounts of deck space. Designed by André Hoek, Skylge has slim low-freeboard lines, long overhangs and a modest pilothouse. Her rig follows the trend for high-aspect mainsails and roached foresails, while a lifting keel offers access to shallow waters.

    About Holland Jachtbouw...

    A full-service shipyard near Amsterdam. In just 15 years it has transformed itself from creating Dutch flat-bottom boats into an internationally recognised builder of luxury yachts to designs by masters such as Ted Hood, Andrew Winch, Gerard Dijkstra, Ted Fontaine and André Hoek. The largest build so far is the Dijkstra-designed 152 ft schooner Windrose of Amsterdam, which beat the transatlantic crossing record in both 2002 and 2005.


    L.o.a: 42.98 m
    L.w.l: 27.78 m
    Beam: 7.45 m
    Draft: 3.00 m / 5.00 m
    Hull material: Aluminium
    Displacement: approx. half load 140 ton
    Engine: Lugger 425 hp
    Spars: Carbon fibre main- and fore mast and booms
    Builder: Holland Jachtbouw, Zaandam, The Netherlands
    Designer: Hoek Design, Edam, The Netherlands

    For more information, contact:

    Holland Jachtbouw
    Vredeweg 32b,
    1505 HH Zaandam, Netherlands
  2. In sling, preparing to splash...
  3. The keel of Skylge being used to open a bottle of champagne...
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