The Sailing Yacht Spirit of Tradition is a 55m Royal Huisman modern classic ketch which is to be delivered in 2012. The yacht has naval architecture by Dykstra & Partners and Interior design by Rhoades Young Designs.
Rondal has is to design and construct the spars, rigging and custom deck hardware for the Spirit of Tradition ketch (BN 388), being built at Royal Huisman and due for a 2012 delivery.
The classically styled yacht is designed for high performance global cruising. She will also be capable of competing in the yacht racing regattas. The Rondal package aims to achieve balance between comfort and speed. They are to fit the main and mizzen masts which are to be hybrid carbon fibre, as well as the main and mizzen furling booms which will be made from high strength carbon fibre. They are also to provide the Spirit of Tradition with Nitronic N50 standing rigging, running rigging, blade and reacher furling systems, main and mizzen boomvang, main and mizzen mast jacks, and the backstay halyard cylinders.
The Spirit of Tradition Ketch Specifications:
Builder Royal Huisman
Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects
Rhoades Young Designs Ltd
Jens Cornelsen Yacht Consultant
Year of delivery 2012
Length Over All (l.o.a.), incl. spars
55.00 m / 180.45 ft
Length Over All (l.o.a.), hull
48.97 m / 160.66 ft
Length Waterline (l.w.l.)
42.08 m / 138.06 ft
9.05 m / 29.69 ft
Draft (keel up)
4.50 m / 14.76 ft
Draft (keel down)
6.75 m / 22.15 ft
Displacement @ DWL
285 tons / 628,317 lbs (heavy load / half tanks)
To be built according to the requirements of Lloyd’s Register EMEA and MCA (Cayman Islands)