Royal Huisman turns ‘Bugamena’...

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Royal Huisman turns ‘Bugamena’...

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She’s a Dykstra & Partners-designed 37m destined for a cutter rig, a Rhoades Young interior and a spring 2012 delivery. Photos: Hans Westerink


Late December 2010 saw the brief emergence of another modern classic from the Royal Huisman yard, as the hull of the 37m (122ft) eventually cutter rigged sloop Bugamena was turned at the Vollenhove, Holland-based yard beneath blue skies and beside a frozen canal. As the Dykstra & Partners-designed yacht rotated slowly in the slings, she revealed her traditionally styled deckhouses already in place. Although very much a classic above the waterline with her sensitive hull sheer, elegant counter stern and deckhouses, Bugamena has a modern underwater body shape and a fully ballasted vertically retractable bulb keel. That combined with the 48m (157ft) Rondal carbon mast and boom she is destined to receive will make her very fast.
Work on her Rhoades Young-designed interior is well under way in Royal Huisman’s joinery department. The interior scheme will be ‘Nantucket beachhouse’; her oak furniture and panelling will be being smoke-aged and distressed. And walls and bulkheads are to be colour and texture contrasted using light-coloured painted panels set against deep hand-rubbed wax finishes.
SY Bugamena will be launched and handed over to her owner in the spring of

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