We had a vision.

We wanted to create a sailing yacht for visiting the world’s most attractive cruising grounds that would be indulgently relaxing, comfortable and yet would not sacrifice the feel and speed of a racing craft. She would need to be reliable and seaworthy in all conditions, simple to control and capable of sustaining high speeds under sail or engine for an extended period, with a minimal crew.

  • It should be of sophisticated design, yet simple to maintain.
  • It should be fast, but easy to control.
  • It should be stable, but still capable of exploring shallow bays.
  • It should make life for the owner easy and stress free.
  • It should be of sufficient strength, range and equipment to allow a summer in the Med, a winter in the Caribbean and two transatlantic crossings per year, all without effort and stress.

A Shipman is defined as a single-handed pilothouse high-performance yacht.

Fast and strong, seaworthy, easy to sail and handle, functional and good-looking, she is the racer's world cruiser.