It was a very busy first racing season for the 75ft sailing yacht Isobel last year, taking plenty of podium finishes. Launched on the 15 July 2011 at Brooklin Boat Yard and fresh from a week of sail trials, the Isobel superyacht, designed by the US studio Stephens Waring Yacht Design, competed in the Castine Classic Yacht Race, finishing 1st in class, the Camden-Brooklin feeder race, taking 2nd overall place on corrected time, the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, placing 1st overall on corrected time as well as the Shipyard Cup – a Bucket event – where she was the smallest yacht in the fleet. At the inaugural Penobscott Bay Rendezvous, she took second overall place on handicap.
Luxury yacht Isobel is the latest vessel to spring from the Stephens Waring Yacht Design drawing board. She is a 75ft light displacement fast cruiser and was the culmination of 14 months work from design to build completion. This yacht is the fourth designed by SWYD for owners, Mr and Mrs Schotte.
“The reason I came back to the design team at Stephens Waring for another boat for my wife and me is their extraordinary talent for creating a magnificent boat that truly suits the – sometimes conflicting – objectives of the owners,” said Richard Schotte.
Stephens Waring Yacht Design is well known for pushing the spirit of tradition design envelope and Isobel superyacht does not disappoint. Their latest yacht advances the edge of the class with a light-displacement hull form that pulls together characteristics from vessels as disparate as 19th century pilot boats and 21st century shorthanded racers.
A continuous flow from cockpit through saloon to the accommodation below allows the Isobel yacht’s crew to enjoy as much or as little exposure to the elements as they want. The powerful rig with square-top mainsail is fine-tuned for fast and comfortable short-handed sailing.
Technical Specifications of the luxury yacht Isobel designed by Stephens Waring Yacht Design
LOA: 75ft 8in (23.1m)
Length on deck: 68ft 8in (20.9m)
LWL: 57ft 2in (17.4m)
Beam: 15ft (4.57m)
Draft: 10ft (3.05m)
Displacement: 38,000lb (17,270kg)