We were saddened to learn the news from the Caribbean last March—while racing in St. Maarten’s Heineken Regatta, Isobel, our 75-foot fast cruiser built by Brooklin Boat Yard in 2011, lost her rig following a hardware failure, and after some kinks with insurance, spent the spring on the hard in Simpson’s Bay after her second owner stepped away from her.
We’re really happy to know that Isobel has found herself in good hands and back in Maine, where her proud new owner will give her the refit she needs, along with a shiny new spar. The first step was a rolly motorboat ride back from the Caribbean, first to Annapolis and then back to her birthplace in Brooklin.
Between the expert care of the team in Brooklin and our design support, she’ll be launched next spring with a replacement mast and boom in carbon by Offshore Spars, and a new suit of structured-luff sails from the Doyle loft.
The new owners are deeply involved in competitive sailing in Annapolis and Casco Bay, and Isobel will serve as a family cruiser and casual racer in the Spirit of Tradition circuit. Looking forward to hearing the next chapters of a new sailing family’s enjoyment of a unique and exciting yacht.
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