The stunning 125-foot Skylge was renamed This is us by her new owners. This lightweight, high-performance yacht was superbly built by Holland Jachtbouw. She is the first neo-classic schooner to have a high aspect ratio lifting keel and spade rudder. The lifting keel has a major impact on the helm balance of a schooner, with its long bowsprit, long aft overhanging boom and the relatively short cord length of the keel. Exhaustive wind tunnel testing and extensive optimisation with a velocity prediction program ensured fantastic sailing properties for Skylge. Her keel design and structure are revolutionary for a yacht this size. In the down position, large pins connected to either side of the keel close the gap normally created in the bottom structure. As a result, the system is completely rattle-free. It also works flawlessly, which is perhaps why Skylge won the highest technical achievement in a sailing yacht award from ShowBoats International and, in 2007, the SNB-MDY Award for Technical Innovation and Yacht Design. This is us also participates actively in the Spirit of Tradition regattas and has won many races.
3.2 - 5.2 m