The basic design brief for Peter Harrison's 115 ft fast cruising ketch was for:


1) The longest and fastest yacht capable of being handled by the owner, friends and with the minimum of professional crew.

2) A robust, sea kindly hull and rig capable of long-range ocean cruising but also capable of winning its fair share of trophies.

3) A sleek elegant yacht, well appointed but responsive and fun to sail.




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To achieve these goals a ketch rig was selected as it offers a sail plan that is quite flexible in its ability to balance the boat in various conditions and sailing modes and for its power in reaching and running conditions. Additional stability for cruising will be achieved by specifically designing the tankage systems to be transferred to windward.


The cockpit was designed to be both efficient for cruising and crewed racing with a seating area aft for dining and non-participating crew to be protected. There is also a spacious cuddy for comfortable on deck seating but with protection from the weather. Full size mock-ups of the cuddy and cockpit were built prior to final design to refine all elements.


The well-appointed and accommodating interior was beautifully designed and detailed by Design Unlimited. Due to the strict weight constraints within the design brief, the interior incorporates Nomex construction with mahogany paneling and detailing. Lightweight fixtures, fittings and materials have been sourced while still providing a luxurious and traditional Superyacht feeling.


Carbon and Nomex are the materials used by Green Marine in the construction of the yacht. SP provided the structural engineering details for this project. Project management and systems design services are being meticulously carried out by Bremner Associates.

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