32m Tradewind refit
The TRADEWIND project is based on the sturdy, yet elegant classic lines of a restored Herring Lugger. The vessel SCH 468 was commissioned as a sailing vessel in 1911 for herring fishing in the North Sea. Later she was converted from sail to steam and later again diesel engines were fitted to bring her up to date with ‘modern times’. Later on she was converted to a sailing charter vessel before being decommissioned as such in 2010.
During her time, the vessel circumnavigated the globe several times, proving herself to be very seaworthy. The vessel originally measured 26.80 m. and had a beam of 6.70 m. which allowed perfectly for a 5 metre extension, creating an elegant hull of 31.80 metre LOA with lots of volume and space. The Hoek Design team created beautiful plans for the conversion of this vessel from her original lines into a stylish classic motor yacht.