Having spent many years sailing aboard high profile superyachts – including ‘cutting edge’ race boats, traditional and modern classics, and stylish cruisers – the feelings just experienced sailing aboard the new yacht Aegir were most definitely a unique experience all of their own!
To see the yacht ‘in person’, one is first taken by the beautifully clean exterior simplicity of the silver hull and rig, further enhanced by its most amazingly clear sanded teak deck, with silver caulking. One of the highlights here is the untouched clarity of the deck, with all the sail halyards and lines having been run below deck, feeding directly into the 4 winches – two of which, are hidden away under ‘easy access’ flush deck lockers – thus giving a really delightful ‘clean feel’ aboard. The two highly effective carbon helms, are positioned both to port and starboard, from which the helmsman has easy access to all navigation instruments and hydraulic sail / boom controls; and best of all – as I experienced on board myself – one can happily be helming as the ‘sole person’ on deck, with full confidence for the control of the yacht. The helmsman also enjoys the benefit of ‘foot chocks’ below each helm station, to provide good ‘personal stability’ when heeled over; and for crew safety out at sea, they have some very effective ‘spectra lifelines’ running right around the yacht.