The design commission for the Kestrel 106 invited Ron Holland Design to incorporate their latest design experience into a large volume ocean cruising ketch that was capable of impressive sailing performance with a small crew.
Following classic lines, this new design reflects a balance between traditional sailing yachts of the past, with design refinements that are influenced by the latest sailing technology. Underwater lines are refined for high sailing performance capabilities and large beam and superstructure volume allows an impressive level of interior space. Both on-deck and interior arrangements present amenities that are more related to much longer sailing yachts than Kestrel with her 94ft length on deck.
Aimed at both private ownership and charter capabilities, the first Kestrel 106 will present to the market a yacht that is comfortable and spacious, yet is easy to handle, an ocean cruiser capable of long distance voyaging or entertaining friends when day sailing around coastal waters.
"This yacht differs from our existing design work and presents to the sailing yacht market a unique concept that combines comfort and performance in a fresh new manner."