Superyacht builder Abeking & Rassmussen has become well known in recent years for launching steel and aluminium giants. But the company has its roots in traditional wooden boat building, exemplified by one of their finest models that has been sailing the high seas successfully since 1993.
The 42.83 metre ketch Asgard is a classically-styled yacht with an impressive track record on the regatta circuit. Her hull, constructed from cold-moulded mahogany, is lighter than fibreglass but strong enough to last a lifetime, finished with an epoxy resin sheath that protects the entire structure from water damage.
Her classic superstructure is complemented by modern rigging, which combined with her pedigree design has helped her win first place in the Superyacht Cup and the Spirit of Tradition Class of the Rolex Maxi Worlds races.
Equipped with an MTU 985 HP engine, Asgard can reach a top speed of 12 knots under power. She has been penned by Bruce King Yacht Design to traverse the globe with ease, boasting a range of 2,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 10 knots. Her journeys at sea have even seen her cross the Pacific Ocean with her owners in her travels from Alaska to New Zealand.
Interiors on board Asgard continue the theme of traditional wooden design with glossy mahogany detailing throughout in a rich dark chocolate hue. Designed by Andrew Winch and Rhoades Young, her interior spaces can accommodate up to 10 guests across five cabins. A full-beam master suite offers a private seating and study area. For entertaining, there is a formal dining room table located in the main saloon as well as an al fresco dining space above deck.