Yachting's Dozen: <i>Hyperion</i>

This 155-foot sailing yacht designed by German Frers has pushed the frontiers of electronics, along with rig and sail developments. One of Yachting's Dozen from our October 2011 issue.

Type: 155-foot sailing yacht designed by German Frers
Builder: Royal Huisman
Year: 1998
Original owner: Jim Clark

Why this yacht matters, From the pages of Yachting: Hyperion_ is the largest sailing yacht built by Huisman, and is pushing forward the frontiers, not just in electronics, but in rig and sail developments, engineering and controls. Her owner is not a man who does things by halves. The numbers attached to_ Hyperion_ are mind-boggling. …_ Hyperion_ represents one man's vision of the future, but having already made such an indelible mark on the computer graphics and Internet industries, Clark's electronic world of sailing may not be as far off as many of us think._ — Barry Pickthall, February 1998