To celebrate the formal launch of the first Ron Holland designed 32 metre ketch Kestrel at the coming Antibes Yacht, the Irish and Scottish owners are pleased to welcome their guests with a Gaelic theme.
Visitors will be entertained by Fraser Macintosh, the bagpiper who pipes the Scottish rugby team into Murrayfield from on top of the stand, and from the other side of the Irish Sea, Joanne Doyle & David Moore the original leading dancers from the European tour of Riverdance will lead a small troupe of Irish dancers, while enjoying a traditional Gaelic dram.
Kestrel is a new concept, designed to create a pleasing onboard lifestyle with comfort and stability under sail and at anchor, versatile enough to adapt for sailing, relaxing and entertaining, but with the interior volume of a larger motor yacht.
For sailing enthusiasts the performance delivered by Ron Holland with his design credentials will delight. For non-sailors the combination of high stability, low angles of heel, great creature comforts with versatile entertainment and relaxation.
Peter Cooke, Managing Director of Belfast-based Kestrel Superyachts, remained on board for the maiden voyage from Turkey to Malta and then to Antibes, commenting that ‘the yacht is a triumph to all who have been involved in the design, build and delivery. She sails beautifully and handles well’.
And to conclude the analogy of the Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman, despite the surname, a very English central sales broker, Adrian McCourt of London-based Watkins Superyachts commented that the yacht ‘has exceeded our high expectations already, and we’re looking forward to showing her off in Antibes’.
Kestrel will be shown at the Antibes Yacht Show 12th to 15th April 2012 at the IYCA berth C9.
Viewing by prior appointment only from Vicki Le’Fleur on +44 207 469 4136