Project ‘Sleighride’…

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Project ‘Sleighride’…

Yard Updates

The famous day-sailer, originally designed by S&S and built by Goetz, is undergoing a major refit at Westerly Marine in California. Adam Vorhees’s studio handled all the 're-design' work.

AUGUST 2011

SY Sleighride, the sloop originally designed by S&S and built by Goetz, is undertaking a major refit at Santa Ana, California-based Westerly Marine.
All the design work has been the responsibility of Adam Voorhees’ studio in Burbank, California.
With her with prepreg-carbon construction, water-ballast system, generous sailplan, and working and guest cockpits, she has always been more day-sailer than anything else. But now more is required of her by her new owner.
His requirements included automated sail-handling systems, so that he can take her out on his own, and plenty of entertainment space aboard for friends and family onboard.
Custom furniture pieces commissioned by the owner and interactive lighting details also now contribute to the uniqueness of this yacht.
The relaunched ‘Project Sleighride’ – we do not know whether she will retain her original name – will have an LOA of 25m (82ft) and a 5.6m (18ft 4in) maximum beam. She will displace just 19 tonnes (41,800lbs) and provide 230m² (2,474ft²) of upwind sail area.
She relaunches imminently.

For more, www.adamvoorhees.com and www.westerly-marine.com

© Phil Draper