Rebecca is a big beautiful, Spirit-of-Tradition girl. At nearly 140 feet (!) long overall, her fore-deck is longer than most boats. No wonder, builder Pendennis claims she is one of the largest ketches the yard has ever assembled. But what’s truly remarkable about Rebecca is how delicate she is. German Frers mined out a masterful sheer with this design, that’s long and elegant, yet surprisingly restrained for a 172-ton ship. These clean main lines open Frers to all sorts of great design choices. He minimizes the boat’s mass with a single, rather low deckhouse, that uses tumble-home to further lighten the visual bulk. He blends in his signature open deck seating, that frankly has inspired much our Spirit-of-Tradition work. Mr Frers knows how to make deck space inviting, functional yet safe.
The space-age aluminum construction is offset by Robin Black’s interior, featuring reclaimed soft pine from an 18th-century American mill. Rebecca features many top notch innovations, including an on-board sewage treatment system, that can handle a crew that can touch 29 for some races.
Type: Sailing Yacht – Ketch | Naval Architect: German Frers Design
Exterior Styling: German Frers Design | Interior Design: Robin Black |
Construction: Aluminum | LOA: 42.42m (139.17ft) | Beam: 8.70m (28.54ft)
Draft: 4.50m (14.76ft) | Max Speed: 11 knots | Displacement: 172 tons | Built: 1999, Pendennis – Refit: 2010, 2013, 2014