Still widely regarded as the world’s benchmark for high performance sailing yachts, the yacht that launched the superyacht career of multi-award winning designer Andrew Winch, the ground-breaking Royal Huisman ketch CYCLOS III is now for sale exclusively with YPI Brokerage, the Sales & New Construction Division of Yachting Partners International (YPI).
Built in 1990 by the world’s pre-eminent shipyard, Royal Huisman, with masterful naval architecture executed by the great Ron Holland and showing off entirely innovative interiors by Andrew Winch, CYCLOS III was the ground-breaking yacht of her generation and she remains timeless even after 20 years.
“What is there to say about CYCLOS III that hasn’t already been said in award ceremonies all over the world,” says her YPI broker and Head of YPI Sailing, William Bishop. “She is craftsmanship, innovation and design at their very best. She represents the largest, most powerful sailing yachts of her generation – pushing the boundaries of modern yacht design from both a technical and aesthetic perspective.”
Described by Showboats as “the yacht with the most glamorous pedigree”, the sailing yacht CYCLOS III was created to operate under sail and at anchor without the encumbrances of continuously running generators. CYCLOS III therefore harnesses the power of stored energy through a massive bank of gel cell batteries that allows for a hard day of sailing but importantly a quiet, ‘generator-free’, night’s sleep.
“CYCLOS III is a ketch built for those passionate about sailing and being at sea,” says Will. “She is exceptionally comfortable, naturally ventilated and when it comes to performance, she has power in abundance.”
Before joining YPI, Will sailed on CYCLOS III as mate and subsequently as captain so he knows the yacht well. “She is truly one of the most exciting yachts to sail,” he says. “Whether that be in the challenging conditions off Oregon or powered up in the Caribbean Trades…she is a yacht you never forget.”
The captain Will eventually handed the yacht over to, Captain Law, also went on to praise her highly: “I was on Velsheda for three years,” he was once quoted as saying, “CYCLOS III beats her hands down for exhilarating sailing.”
CYCLOS III is now located at the Royal Huisman shipyard in Vollenhove, Holland and awaits a refit and upgrade from a new owner passionate about making sure CYCLOS III graces the world’s oceans for decades to come.
CYCLOS III is for sale exclusively with YPI Brokerage and is priced to sell at an Asking Price of: EUR 3,500,000