While the 40-foot sloop Robin is credited as the boat that started Ted Hood’s yacht design career, the 116-foot Whisper was the last design to emerge from the Hood office. Both boats will bookend the fleet at the Designer Series.
The 2004 winner of ShowBoats’ “Best Sailing Yacht Under 40 Meters,” Whisper is a centerboard world cruiser that can easily transit from deep waters into shallower anchorages. The boat’s 13.5-foot draft is reduced to 8-feet 3-inches with the board up. This yacht also has a powerful sloop rig and an enclosed pilothouse.
The boat was launched in 2003 from Holland Jachtbouw in the Netherlands. The interior defines luxury afloat, created by Andrew Winch Designs.
Attendees at the Designer Series will have a chance to see this self-sufficient world cruiser. When not at the Designer Series, the yacht spends winters chartering in New England and Caribbean waters.