We’re big fans of the high-performance luxury cruiser market, and if we had an extra 5 mil burning a hole in our pockets, we might just go with something just like this. It’s the record-smashing schooner Mari Cha IV – SA’s all-time favorite offshore race boat, now in Amsterdam’s Royal Huisman yard to be converted to Samurai, one of world’s coolest cruisers. The RH folks wouldn’t tell us more about the new owners, though we hope they’re schooner people and they keep the boats’ distinctive rig (the rendering does not give us optimism on that note…we like ketches too?).
We understand the boat will have a lifting keel instead of a canter for better port access, and you can read an update in the gorgeous e-zine Inhuis from the folks at Huisman.