— August 2004
By Diane M. Byrne
Down the Ways
Due to the increased desire among yacht owners to enjoy long-range cruising, Derecktor Shipyards is considering building a new model based on a famous passagemaking classic. The 90-foot, 1979-built Titania is the yacht on which the new series would be based. The yacht is reknown not only for having made several transatlantic crossings but also for her traditional lines. Derecktor would augment the design with modern-day sound-attenuation practices and more interior space. For further information, contact Patta Sloan (912) 484-5798. ...Despite six- to eight-foot seas, the 123-foot Lady Ingeborg reportedly averaged 27 knots during sea trials on the North Sea, according to her builder, Heesen Yachts. She’s the latest in the yard’s 3700 Series and is owned by a Dutchman. You can expect to see her stateside, however, at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. ...Feadship/De Vries Scheepsbouw delivered its latest, the 164-foot High Chapparal, in April. She boasts an interior by Terence Disdale Design and will be managed for charter through Camper & Nicholsons. Contact your favorite charter broker for rate information. ...Naval architect Jack Sarin has designed an expedition yacht that he says is packed with “living accommodations that yesterday’s adventurers could scarcely have imagined.” The Endurance 72, shown here, is available in either a three- or four-stateroom configuration, each with an amidships master and forepeak VIP. The tank-tested hull has a bulbous bow, and single or dual propulsion is available. For more details, call (206) 842-4651.
This article originally appeared in the July 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.