The owner of this sensational 180-foot ketch was attracted by the concept of having a separate aft section of the boat all to himself, including a stateroom, deckhouse and cockpit. The stateroom itself is huge, and includes walk-in closets and a magnificent bathroom. Adele still has ample space for four guest suites, four crew cabins and some lovely relaxation areas. Her dual-purpose design - exploring remote areas and recreational racing - involved an extensive amount of research. The hull, keel and rudder were rigorously tank tested, with five different keels being examined, and the sail plan was extensively wind tunnel tested. Launched in 2005, Adele has an aluminium hull, a fin keel with bulb and a rudder with fixed skeg. She was completed at Vitters to ABS and MCA requirements. The interior design, exterior styling and all naval architecture work was carried out by our office with MCM acting as owner' s representative.
Adele has won the International Superyacht Design Award, the World Superyacht Award, and the Showboat Award 2006. This hat trick had never previously been achieved by another yacht in a single year. The book Exploring with Adele (available via firstname.lastname@example.org) outlines the Arctic and Antarctic travels of the yacht in the first two years.