YACHTING NEWS

World's Largest J-Class Hits The Water

She is 44-metres (144 feet) long, has an astonishing 17-metre (56 feet) of overhang and is presently the largest J-Class yet to have been commissioned. Now YPI Brokerage (the sales and new construction Division of Yachting Partners International) and Hoek Brokerage are delighted to announce that the Super J-Class “LIONHEART” has finally hit the water. “This is an amazing moment,” says her YPI Broker and Head of the YPI Sailing Division, William Bishop.

“LIONHEART is quite simply…stunning. Anyone who loves sailing is already well aware of the philosophy, the history, the technology and the passion that has gone into the construction of the J Class LIONHEART. That’s what makes this the beginning of a whole new era of J-Class yachting.”

Originally designed for the Ranger Syndicate, by Starling Burgess and Olin Stephens in 1936, LIONHEART’s design was extensively optimised by the Hoek Naval Architects to ensure she competes at the very highest level.

“And she is just as much designed for cruising as she is racing,” Will points out. “She has been built to MCA Classification and incorporates two small deckhouses and two small cockpits for the owner and his/her guests – that gives extra versatility on how the yacht can be used whether racing or cruising.”

As for the racing, the wealth of experience Hall Spars bring to a project was fully utilised in the building of the spars and she utilises Harkens race proven carbon winches.

“The J Class LIONHEART is very competitively priced,” adds Will. “She represents a unique opportunity today for an owner looking for performance but with the added versatility of an intelligent cruising configuration. LIONHEART is a new breed of J-Class and we are very proud to be representing her for sale alongside Hoek Brokerage.”

LIONHEART is for sale through YPI Brokerage at an Asking Price of: EUR 14,900,000.