Admiral Sail, a brand of The Italian Sea Group, has announced the sale of Wave 38, the first 38m sailing superyacht designed by Philippe Briand. Delivery is scheduled for early 2018.

“This new build will certainly bring a new soul in this market,” comments chairman of the group Giovanni Costantino.

This Wave 38 was sold in an in-house deal in early September and she will be the first Admiral Sail yacht entirely built in aluminium. She will follow the delivery of the 76’ Admiral Sail Gigreca, delivered in 2014 and on display at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015.

Francesco Carbone, vice chairman and sales director, comments: “This sale clearly marks the focus of the Italian Sea Group on sailing superyachts which remain a niche but with interesting potential we cannot ignore”.

The yacht is now under full engineering and will feature carbon rig, lifting keel, captive reel systems for the all sail plan and huge volumes inside, including a crew quarter designed to be LY3 compliant.

The new design incorporates a big open transom with terrace, transformer system and private access to the owner cabin.

On the main deck the central cockpit is lowered and almost at the same level of the main saloon. The cockpit is well protected by an integral hardtop with openings on the roof and windscreen. This area can be enclosed further with side sliding glasses, for long passages and sailing at night or with bad weather. Going forward, the deck is all-flush and it hides a big garage for tenders and toys.

Below deck is accommodation for four guest cabins, one of which is convertible.

The engine room is one of the biggest in this category and is located just below the deck saloon, with access from the crew quarters.

The yacht will be sloop rigged with removable staysail and furling system for the downwind sails.

The Wave Series is made up by a 38m, 48m and a 60m models, all designed by Philippe Briand.

Started in 2013 Admiral Sail is the Sail Division of the Admiral brand established in 1966.