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Old 02-26-2004, 05:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Borkumriff IV 50m by Royal Huisman Yacht

Borkumriff IV
Yard No: 374
Boat Name: Borkumriff IV
Designer: Gerard Dijkstra-John G. Alden
Interior: John Munford Design
Type: Schooner
LOA: 50,00 m - 164,00 ft.
LWL: 35,80 m - 117,45 ft.
Beam: 9,20 m - 30,18 ft.
Draft: 4,30 m - 14,10 ft.
Displacement: 280 tons
Year of build: 2002

Repeat order for the classic schooner Borkumriff IV

As Wolter Huisman reflects, 'Repeat orders are good for the yard and the customer. The 'camaraderie' and enjoyment of building Borkumriff III with the owner can be rekindled, resulting in an even closer working relationship." The owner, an experienced European yachtsman, who incidently races a 1938 Alden cutter in classic yacht racing events, wanted a larger yacht with the Alden touch of magic, and typically for such a considerate owner wanted to give the crew a much larger crew's quarters, no less than seven private cabins with showers and heads per two crew members.

For the interior John Munford selected a combination of teak and lightly stained raised panel Mahogany to enrich the feeling of comfort and easiness when moving through her voluminous accommodations. Large glass rimmed skylights pour sun light over interior spaces whilst soft pile carpeting gives Old World warmth underfoot. On deck her custom array of Rondal deck hardware is set against an expanse of varnished teak cabin tops, skylights and deck boxes.

The schooner rig comes complete with traditional topsail and fisherman carefully sheeted for modern performance expectations, able to tack even without the need to handle a topsail. Before moving below decks it is important to consider the deck layout, sail handling systems and spars. Her Rondal aluminum plate masts - in the new 'Alustar' material have a length of 50.0m/166ft - carries Rondal carbon fiber booms and gaffs, which tower over what feels like acres of teak deck planking. A beautiful Walsted custom-built ‘gig’ to usher guests ashore sits neatly beneath carbon fiber davits for rapid and simple deployment. Defying her traditional look Borkumriff IV is fully equipped for extensive offshore cruising.
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