The Windrose of Amsterdam is a sail yacht built by Holland Jachtbouw in 2002. Despite a hefty displacement of 145 tons, she was one of the fastest sailing yachts of her day, breaking the transatlantic crossing record in 2002 and 2005. However, this isn’t a barebones racer: the interior design possesses a rustic charm that befits all sailing boats need.

The ship was designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, a Dutch firm that specialises in Schooners. This type of ship was commonly used during the Golden Age of Piracy and exploration of the globe during the 17th and 18th century, with a combination of speed and firepower. Obviously the Windrose doesn’t need cannons these days, but the Schooner’s famous characteristics of speed and agility are still a part of the Windrose.

The Windrose can fit 8 guests in 4 cabins one of which is a master suite. Air conditioning and wi-fi are on board for those less inclined to engage in more active entertainment, which includes fishing, kayaking, snorkelling and water skiing. Despite its considerable sporting ability, the ship is more than capable of carrying people in luxury and ease.

The Windrose of Amsterdam is available for charter year round, although current details on price and cruising regions aren’t available yet. When it comes to superyacht charters south of France, You Charter Direct is the company for you.

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