37.5 Metre superyacht Escapade delivered
By Gemma Fottles
The 37.5 metre fast cruising sloop Escapade was delivered to her owners earlier this year, who are now well underway with a world cruise. She features an interior from Design Unlimited and was built by Fitzroy Yachts in New Zealand. The yacht is the first for these European owners and is an aluminium design with a fixed keel.
She features a raised saloon and a fixed bimini over the cockpit, which has mechanically operated sliding windows. She can accommodate up to ten guests in total, with the master cabin and two guest staterooms located aft and a 4th cabin-come-day room, galley and crew space forward.
Commenting on the design process of the vessel, the owner commented, “Escapade is a totally custom design; when we were designing her with Ed Dubois, we started with a blank page. We began at 33 metres and realised we needed more space, so we increased and increased before we arrived at 37.5 metres.”
She is the first yacht of her size to feature solid carbon aerofoil rigging, meaning continuous rigging and reduced wind resistance. Her strong, clean lines make her a striking sight on the water, and top performance levels make her a worthy competitor on the regatta circuit.