Fitzroy Yachts have launched their final project, 37.5m Escapade (FY17). The yacht will soon be taken to Auckland for completion work. The launch was a bittersweet occasion for her build team, as it symbolises the end of operations at the New Plymouth yard.

Escapade is a fast cruising sloop designed by Dubois Naval Architects, with an interior by Design Unlimited. The yacht is an all aluminium design, with a fixed keel and features a raised saloon and a fixed bimini over the cockpit, which will have mechanically operated sliding windows. The master cabin and two guest staterooms will be located aft; with a fourth cabin, come day room, galley and crew space forward.



Escapade - Basic Specs

Hull number – F17
Builder – Fitzroy Yachts
Naval Architect/Exterior Designer – Dubois Naval Architects
Interior Designer – Design Unlimited
Type – Fast cruising sloop
Hull/superstructure – Aluminium
LOA – 37.5m (123”)
Max beam – 8.49m (27”8’)
Draught – 4m (13”1’)
Rig – 50.5m (156”6’) high from waterline
Classification – Lloyds/MCA

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