The joint team of Dykstra Naval Architects, Royal Huisman and
Mark Whiteley Design is delighted to announce the new build
agreement for an exciting 65 m / 212ft performance ketch rigged
sailing yacht. One of the main areas of focus for this ketch rigged
sailing yacht is the performance optimization, to get her all
geared up for the super yacht regatta circuit.
CEO Thys Nikkels: "A great team to be working with on this
exciting project, we sure can't wait to see her racing The St
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 and superyacht builder
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. Hence the comment "After all, I want to keep winning Bucket
races!" from her owner.