Spirit Yachts and Sparkman & Stephens collaborate to create largest wooden J Class sailing yacht
Based on the 1937 design of the America Cup defense yacht, which had the likes of Starling Burgess and Olin Stephens preparing its design, the yacht is to be called Cheveyo and is also to be presented with modern day engineering along with a generous aura of sophistication. This is perhaps the perfect time to announce new additions to one’s fleet, because the season is when the rich would be willing to spend on boats and yachts, even though for the future.
Way back in 1936, there were 6 ranger designs that were presented, but Mr. Harold Vanderbilt was impressed with the ‘C’ version of the range presented. The reason for this was perhaps the calm waters of the Newport in Rhode Island. However, in recent times, the zone more popular for races and recreational speed boating activities has taken a shift towards Antigua, and the Mediterranean where conditions are a bit more rough. Hence the Cheveyo will include some technological tweaks such as multi-layer lamina wood technology which would lighten the hull overall, along with a low profile deckhouse, high modulus carbon spars, carbon rigging and modernized sail designs to better control and maneuvering. This is why this new sailing yacht, will compete with any sports boats out there.