Xarifa · Refit

Length: 50.00 m
Hull Lenght: 43.75 m
Beam: 8.50 m
Sail Area: 692 m²
Naval Architecture: Barracuda Yacht Design
Styling: Barracuda Yacht Design
Interior Design: Barracuda Yacht Design
Refit Yard: Metalships Yard
Year: 2014

Originally commissioned by Franklin Morse Singer (related to the famous Singer Sewing Machine dynasty), and launched in 1927 in Cowes, Isle of Wight, the classic triple mast schooner ‘Xarifa’ is one of the most attractive and historically important yachts we have worked on in recent times.

In 2012 Barracuda Yacht Design were appointed as both Project Manager and principle Naval Architect responsible for a number of structural modifications, a complete review of the interior layout (including furniture redesign) and an upgrade of the rig. The work was completed by the end of 2014 and 2015, therefore, will see ‘Xarifa’ plying her trade as one of the season’s most desirable yachts available for luxury charter. During the ‘Xarifa’ project one of the most remarkable ‘discoveries’ came about as a result of us successfully locating many of her original plans and drawings from the 1920’s, that were held by the Cowes Maritime Museum. These fragile and highly detailed paper and linen drawings were digitally archived for us, on behalf of the client, by the UK’s National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. In keeping with her original design, a unanimous decision was made not to overcomplicate her interior or by making her too ‘rich’, instead we opted for a look and feel that closely resembled her original style, comprising dark mahogany furniture set against simple white planking and cabins that are symmetrical in shape and size.

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