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Skylge heads for the Caribbean

Holland Jachtbouw has announced that the 42.98 m schooner Skylge has successfully completed her sea trials on the North Sea. This lightweight, performance-oriented boat is now going to the Caribbean where she will make her regatta debut in the St. Barth’s Bucket (30 March – 2 April 2006).

Skylge, which is the Frisian word for the Dutch island of Terschelling, will be available for charters in the coming season via Peter Thompson of Cavendish White. Built to MCA, the yacht has an ideal layout for chartering, with an owners’ stateroom, VIP suite, two guest cabins and lavish amounts of deck space.

Built in aluminium by Holland Jachtbouw to a design by André Hoek, Skylge has slim low-freeboard lines, long overhangs and a modest pilothouse. A rig that follows the trend for high-aspect mainsails and roached foresails tops her clean deck, while her lifting keel offers access to shallow waters.



L.o.a: 42.98 m

L.w.l: 27.78 m

Beam: 7.45 m

Draft: 3.00 m / 5.00 m

Hull material: Aluminium

Displacement: approx. half load 140 ton

Engine: Lugger 425 hp

Spars: Carbon fibre main- and fore mast and booms

Builder: Holland Jachtbouw Zaandam BV, The Netherlands

Designer: Hoek Design Naval Architects, The Netherlands

For more information contact Anneliek van der Linde at:

Holland Jachtbouw Zaandam BV

Tel.: +31 (0)75 6149133





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