Award-winning 52m/171ft sailing yacht METEOR has left Royal Huisman‘s facilities in Amsterdam following a refit. During her winter maintenance, she was given a repainted rig and hull, an engine room overhaul and her 10-year Lloyd’s survey was conducted at the same time.
Launched in 2007, her naval architecture is the work of Dykstra Naval Architects, and the exterior styling comes from John G. Alden. Her lightweight aluminium construction ensures that she is capable of regatta participation, and she won the St. Barths Bucket in 2009 after winning Sailing Yacht of the Year at the World Superyacht Awards 2008.
The interiors have a classical style from John Munford with a tiled fireplace is the centrepiece of the main saloon. Throughout the refit, the layout of the guest areas has been left unaltered, and accommodation sleeps six guests across a full-beam Master suite and two twin cabins, all with en-suite facilities. The crew accommodation sleeps up to 12.
In windless conditions, S/Y METEOR relies on one MTU 12V2000 M60 diesel engine of 805 HP for a cruising speed of 10 knots, a top speed of 11 knots and a range of almost 3,000 nautical miles.
Royal Huisman is also currently working on the two-year overhaul of 33m/109ft classic schooner VAGRANT, which was built in 1913 with naval architecture by Nathaniel G Herreshoff. S/Y VAGRANT returned to the yard in summer 2017 and is expected to emerge in 2019 in time for the Mediterranean yachting season.