01 Jul 2014
The new Samurai previously the Mari Cha IV famed for a number of amazing accomplishments. Designed to be the worlds fastest offshore racing monohull. In 2003, she blew away the competition, and the century-old record, in the West to East Transatlantic race. She also set a record for distance covered in 24 hours. Now in the hands of an experienced yachtsman who enjoys cruising equally as thrilling speeds, Samurai is being refitted at Royal Huisman in the Netherlands. The 138f Samurai is built entirely of carbon fiber. The owner is keen to preserve her powerful performance. He also wants Samurai to embrace more super yacht sailing features. Installing new high-speed hydraulic winches, replacing the canting keel with a lifting keel. Restyling the deckhouse and cockpit arrangement. Complete new interior styling is being completed by Rhodes and Young. Designer Greg Elliott is working closely with the various teams involved in the project, to ensure that the performance integrity of the Samurai is preserved as well as possible.