A modern rebuild for a classic schooner
A vintage 39m schooner which has fascinated yacht lovers for more than a century is to be rebuilt to preserve it for future prosperity.
Team Huisfit’s task is to fully reconstruct the Herreshoff Vagrant protecting the vessel’s historic value, while re-engineering it with the most modern quality materials and board systems available.
Vagrant has already arrived at the Royal Huisman facilities in Vollenhove where the yacht will be fully stripped.
The rebuild will begin with sandblasting and preservation of the vessel's 33m, 100-year-old steel hull, after which a new deck and all necessary outfitting will be re-installed.
Dykstra Naval Architects and Rondal will provide the re-rigging of Vagrant's schooner-rigged sail plan with yankee, staysail, main staysail and queen fisherman, while new Rondal aluminum masts will be constructed for the inside furling of the fisherman and mainsail.
Without compromising on space the engine, generators, heating, air conditioning and more will be smartly concealed behind wooden panels and cabinetry.
Meanwhile, the luxury owner and guest accommodation will be refurbished, while new crew’s quarters will be created by Royal Huisman’s joinery.
The rebuilt Vagrant is scheduled for delivery in 2019.
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