The 27m sailing yacht is currently under construction for a repeat client. The boat will be delivered in the spring of 2018.


New 91ft sloop under construction at

New 91ft sloop under construction at Brooklin Boat Yard

Brooklin Boat Yard in Maine (US) has begun construction of a custom 91ft, cold-moulded, flush-deck sloop for a repeat customer.

Commenting on the project, Steve White, president of Brooklin Boat Yard, says: “We are very pleased to be building a third boat for this customer. He’s a very experienced yachtsman who is a pleasure to collaborate with. His interest in sailing performance is equaled only by that of designers and builders.”

The boat will take 18 months to build and will be delivered in the spring of 2018.

The yacht has been designed primarily for high-performance cruising along coastal US waters.

Featuring a completely flush deck, the yacht is said to have aggressively raked bow and reverse transom, teak deck and a varnished mahogany toe rail.

Her design also features a twin cockpit configuration. The shipyard explains this is to keep the centre cockpit strictly for social interaction and all sail handling is led to the aft working cockpit.

With a carbon fibre mast and boom, the double headsail rig is operated by hydraulic furlers and the mainsail has hydraulic in-boom furling.

Construction underway

The yacht will be constructed with cold-moulded laminated wood using West System epoxy resin and vacuum-bagging, which is the yard’s standard practice.

Carbon reinforcements will be used in specific high load areas. The ballast keel is a stainless steel foil with bulb. The rudder is a carbon spade design.

The hard-bottom inflatable tender will be launched and retrieved using custom hydraulic davits that are integral to a folding transom swim platform.

Due to current ongoing project commitments and a tight build schedule, Brooklin Boat Yard has asked Mained-based boatbuilder Rockport Marine to construct the bare hull and install the ballast keel.

The boat will be towed on her own bottom to Brooklin for completion.

These yards have had similar arrangements in the past, including the construction of the 76ft sloop Goshawk.

Interior layout

The interior layout includes a crew cabin forward with private head and stall shower, two guest staterooms forward of the mast, one with en-suite head and stall shower and the other with a day head, also with separate shower.

The main salon includes an elliptical dining area, a pair of reclining chairs and a navigation station.

The design is by Bruce Johnson and the Brooklin Boat Yard design office.