Unveiling of 65 metre project "Aquarius II"
It is a great compliment when owners value the experience of their yacht so highly that the only material change they want is to build a larger version, with exactly the same team. Yet that is the story behind the decision of the experienced husband and wife owners of the 56-meter world cruising ketch "Aquarius" to create a stunning new 65m / 212ft 'big sister', "Aquarius II". The team comprises owners' project manager Godfrey Cray, Dykstra Naval Architects, interior designer Mark Whiteley Design and superyacht builder Royal Huisman.
The owners' brief retains a strong emphasis on performance. "Aquarius II" will feature a state-of-the-art carbon rig and integrated sail handling from Rondal, structured luff sails, and a retractable keel for optimal stability under racing conditions. "Aquarius" was first in class at her St. Barths Regatta debut in 2019 and will be showing her pace once again this March. Hence the comment "After all, I want to keep winning Bucket races!" from her owner.