84-foot Doggersbank yacht Aisling
The Netherlands has long been a place where yacht builders strive for excellence. From Feadship to Heesen to Royal Huisman, some of the industry’s most respected brands and craftsmen call Holland home. That same pedigree of excellence applies to Vripack and its founder, naval architect Dick Boon. He’s retired now, but his legacy lives on in many yachts, including Doggersbanks—and in particular in the 84-foot Doggersbank Aisling, which was one of his last projects before putting down his drafting pen.
Aisling is now for sale on the brokerage market and has just had an $800,000 price reduction through broker Bruce Leffers at Northrop and Johnson. The asking price is now $3.15 million for the 2000 build, which was most recently refit in 2012—when she got new Awlgrip paint, new generators and a full engine-room servicing.
“The owners are Italian,” Leffers says. “They own two very large sailboats, over 140 feet, one a real classic and one real modern. They have spent all the money that this boat needs, but they’re not using it and they want to get a 100-foot catamaran instead. That’s why Aisling is for sale.”
Leffers says the 2012 refit work also included the interior, with new overhead, carpeting and soft goods. Woodwork remains traditional teak.
“This boat was built by Kuipers in Holland,” Leffers says. “Their main claim to fame is high-quality, food-grade stainless-steel containers, probably the highest-quality metalwork of anybody on the planet. They really don’t build yachts anymore because their other business has taken off, but the metalwork is exquisite, and you can absolutely see it in this boat.”
Ainsling is currently lying in Fort Lauderdale. Learn more through www.njyachts.com.