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Classic Herreshoff sailing yacht Vagrant checks in for Huisfit

As an experienced superyacht refit yard, Royal Huisman is used to handling sensitive projects, but few can be as sensitive as Vagrant.

Launched in 1913 by Herreshoff of Rhode Island, this classic sailing yacht is one of the oldest still on the water today and she will be getting a new lease of life courtesy of the Huisfit team.

This 33.22 metre schooner recently checked into the Dutch yard’s Vollenhove facility for a two-year rebuild, which will involve her steel hull being stripped back, sandblasted and fully preserved. A new deck will also be laid and much of her interior equipment will be re-installed.

The project will also involve input from Dykstra Naval Architects and Rondal, who will provide the re-rigging of her sail plan with yankee, staysail, main staysail and queen fisherman. Her masts will be replaced with modern aluminium replicas, also by Rondal, which will allow for the inside furling of the fisherman and mainsail.

Meanwhile, her guest accommodation will be refurbished, while the crew quarters will be completely replaced with in-house joinery work. Her vital statistics include a seven metre beam and a maximum draught of four metres.

In a statement, the yard added: “Thanks to her owner’s vision and respect for her legacy Vagrant will not become a piece of forgotten history but instead, will remain a living legend — sailing and enjoyed by many for decades to come.”

Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Dutch yard include the 81 metre flagship yacht Project RH400, which is due for completion in 2020.

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