Please select your home edition
Edition
Mackay Boats

Buizen legend extends to 60 feet

by Harbourside Media on 4 Nov 2008
The new Buizen 60 Buizen . http://www.buizenyachts.com.au/
The Buizen name needs little introduction to discerning sailors, with the Buizen 48 Series 3 carving another notch in the Australian yachtmaker’s legendary reputation having won this year’s 'Boat of the Year (Sail) 2008 award.

Buizen yachts don’t rely on model changes to drive sales, nor is their philosophy price focused. Instead, uncompromised quality, refinement and evolutionary improvement have been the hallmarks of the blue water cruising 40’ and 48’ yachts that Buizen hand build for their loyal customers to sail the world.

It has been 12 years since Buizen Yachts introduced a new model. Now, Buizen announces the release of a new 60 foot model; a move that represents a significant milestone in the company’s history.

Director of the company Steve Howe said 'Since the 48 was launched, we have had a considerable number of enquiries from current owners and prospective customers asking when we would be building a larger yacht. Until now we have resisted, preferring to concentrate on developing the 48 to its ultimate expression. Satisfied that the 48 Series 3 is exactly that, we began laying down plans for the 60. Rather than pursuing a mere incremental change from the iconic 48, we chose to develop an entirely new model which would be significantly different and offering appointments exclusive to craft of 60 + feet. This is something we felt Buizen customers were searching for and we anticipate will also be highly appealing to prospective customers in international markets.'

Buizen are renowned for hand building unique world cruising pilot house yachts typified by exceptional design and quality. Now the 60, completely new and undeniably Buizen, offers inclusions approaching super yacht status.

The design on deck features a twin helm area separated from the social and entertaining cockpit, backed by a transom garage which lowers to provide a swim platform and enormous storage area behind for water toys and gear. Up front, a full standing height sail loft below deck, accessible from a foredeck hatch, provides storage for outboard motors, sails and all manner of ancillary gear.

Below deck accommodation features the famous Buizen pilot house saloon with internal helm, and sumptuous leather lounges and dining table., along with a standing height owner’s Aft Stateroom with ensuite. The spacious gourmet galley features a large twin corian benchtop along with full height fridge/freezer and pantry. Forward of the saloon and down a few steps are guest cabins also with ensuites. Buizen is offering a number of optional configurations including crew quarters if required.

All Buizens are designed to be sailed by couples or single handed and the Buizen 60 is no exception. Stern and Bow thrusters, a self tacking furling headsail, in-boom mainsail furling and hydraulic winches make for effortless sailing and docking.

A culmination of an intense18 month design collaboration period with Anthony Starr Design, naval architects Peter Lowe Design and the Buizen team has produced a luxurious and fast passage-making yacht. All are immensely proud of this new model which stands on the threshold of a new and exciting era for Buizen Yachts.

For a personalized preview of this amazing yacht, you’re invited to contact Steve Howe of Buizen Yachts for a comprehensive introduction to the exciting new Buizen 60.

www.buizenyachts.com.au
PredictWind.comProtector - 660 x 82Naiad

Related Articles

America's Cup - Japanese launch new Challenger in Bermuda
A historic day today at the Dockyards in Bermuda as SoftBank Team Japan unveiled their brand new AC50 A historic day today at the Dockyards in Bermuda as SoftBank Team Japan unveiled their brand new America’s Cup Class race boat, Hikari, the next-generation boat designed to win the first ever America’s Cup for a Japanese flagged challenger. Hikari, meaning “flash of light”, was selected from over 430 names submitted by fans in Japan through a nationwide contest held by SoftBank Corp. in the le
Posted on 26 Feb
Cool drone footage of Dongfeng Race Team on the water
Dongfeng is back in the water and training is well underway for the returning Chinese campaign. Dongfeng is back in the water and training is well underway for the returning Chinese campaign. Stunning drone footage of the re-fitted Volvo Ocean 65 has been released as the team hit the water off the coast of Lisbon.
Posted on 25 Feb
America's Cup - Oracle Team USA loses crew overboard - Video
OTUSA video of crew member Graeme Spence when he fell off the front cross beam of the team's new AC50 Oracle Team USA came close to having a serious injury to crew member Graeme Spence when he fell off the front cross beam of the team's new AC50 - a situation that has been feared as he passed between the foils, while the new America's Cup Defender was sailing at speed.
Posted on 23 Feb
Volvo Ocean Race - 10 young sailors who made an impact on race history
Age is just a number, right? Well, yes – according to some of the sailors who've tackled the world's toughest ocean test Age is just a number, right? Well, yes – according to some of the sailors who've tackled the world's toughest ocean test. They say 'if you're good enough, you're old enough', and this lot certainly proved that. Here, we look back at some of the most iconic young sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race and its predecessor, the Whitbread Round the World Race's four-and-a-half decade history.
Posted on 23 Feb
America's Cup - Artemis Racing launches their AC50 in Bermuda
Artemis Racing's new race yacht, “Magic Blue”, was christened today by Torbjörn Törnqvist's wife, Natalia, at a special Artemis Racing's new race yacht, “Magic Blue”, was christened today by Torbjörn Törnqvist's wife, Natalia, at a special celebration in Bermuda. The launch sees the culmination of more than three years of intense design and development work, which began almost immediately after the finish of the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco.
Posted on 22 Feb
Volvo Ocean Race – Pablo Arrarte joins MAPFRE as watch captain
With just 242 days to go until the start of the 2017-18 edition on October 22, preparations are already well underway. Arrarte, who raced onboard Brunel in 2014-15, will also assume the role of deputy to Olympic gold medallist Xabi Fernández, who was named as skipper on Friday.
Posted on 22 Feb
Gladwell's Line - AC50 Roll Call shows several late or absent
The AC50 unveiling/launch/sailing call-sheet has had a few additions since Land Rover BAR were the first to launch The AC50 unveiling/launch/sailing call-sheet has had a few additions since Land Rover BAR were the first to launch on February 6 - the earliest day permitted under the 28-day voluntary Blackout amendment to the Protocol governing the current event.
Posted on 21 Feb
Emirates Team NZ and Southern Spars launching into the America’s Cup
Built by Southern Spars, Emirates Team New Zealand’s newest America’s Cup yacht has been launched. Built by Southern Spars, Emirates Team New Zealand’s newest America’s Cup yacht has been launched. The Auckland-based mast builder demonstrated its standing as one of the world’s top carbon fibre manufacturers. Southern delivered Emirates Team NZ’s most technically advanced yacht ever, meeting the extremely strict budget, construction, weight and timing requirements.
Posted on 20 Feb
America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ's bike team in training - Video
Emirates Team New Zealand have released a short video of four of their grinding team in training Emirates Team New Zealand have released a short video of four of their grinding team in training - including two Olympic class sailors and an Olympic Gold medalist rower.
Posted on 20 Feb
America's Cup - Oracle Team USA sails AC50 for first time in Bermuda
Oracle Team USA took to the Great Sound on Monday, sailing its newly launched America's Cup Class boat, '17' Oracle Team USA took to the Great Sound on Monday, sailing its newly launched America's Cup Class boat, '17', for the first time. 'We had a successful day,' said skipper Jimmy Spithill dockside after the training session. 'First impressions were great. The boat went really well, so everyone is happy.'
Posted on 20 Feb