Lewmar has announced the signing of the latest of the new-generation J-Class yachts, Yankee. She will feature a full set of Lewmar aluminium high performance racing winches, and a compliment of satin-blast stainless deck hardware. Designed by Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects, Yankee will be built at Holland Jachtbouw alongside the fully Lewmar-equipped J-Class, Rainbow.
The Lewmar Team has a long association with the J- Class, and Yankee will benefit from the breadth of custom design experience. With previous projects including Velsheda, Shamrock, Endeavour, Hanuman, Lionheart and Rainbow, Lewmar has worked with both designers and skippers to develop a series of cutting edge solutions for the demanding performance requirements of a modern J-Class racing yacht.
“Having supplied deck gear to the older, steel-hulled J-Class yachts, we are naturally very excited to be involved in the next generation of aluminium-hulled J-Class racers”, commented Matt Johnston, Lewmar's Sales and Marketing Director. “Having recently set up our new Custom Division in Holland headed up by Hendrik van der Linde, we have seen a noted increase in both performance cruiser and superyacht project signings.”
ABOUT LEWMAR MARINE LTD Lewmar is the world's premier leisure marine equipment supplier, designing, manufacturing and distributing products including anchors, winch, windlass, hatch, hardware, rigging, steering, and thrusters. The Company is the most recognized name in recreational boating deck equipment. In 2006, the Lewmar OneTouch winch handle won the top DAME award, the most globally competitive prize for marine equipment, at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam. Manufacturing is located in the U.K. and the U.S. Lewmar sells through a worldwide network of agents and distributors