Word of a new custom 64-foot sailboat crossed my desk the other day and included images that piqued my curiosity. Giulio Jacaroni is chairman of Jacaroni Yacht International, a collaboration with two Taiwanese boatyards, Jade and Tayana Yachts, and he's a Naval Architect as well. I haven't met him, but it's easy to see that he's ambitious and experienced enough to design and produce large motoryachts and sailboats. This summer, according to his press release, he has a 95-foot explorer-type motoryacht going in the water as well as the 64-foot custom sailboat, images of which follow. (The JYI website was slow to load today but be patient, there's some interesting info; if you have trouble with these links, however, it may be because a new site is be launching soon.)
The 64RS has a teak deck, self-tacking jib and furling gennaker, and an interior joystick steering capability from within the raised saloon; but unlike some Italian yachts, the 64RS is built to go to sea as an ocean cruising vessel. The hull design is by Rob Ladd and Giulio worked out the engineering and the interior. At the same time, we might call it a four-by-four. That's four cabins and four bathrooms. Of course, it's a custom boat so that's just one of many layouts you could have if you were to buy a sistership.
Enjoy the images, and stay tuned for the real thing.