By Thea Halstead
This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.
Fresh out of heritage Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman, the 190-ft high-performance sloop Ngoni is making waves on the international yachting circuit. Designed by Dubois Naval Architects and featuring a minimalist interior by Rick Baker Ltd, Ngoni is a bold contemporary yacht whose innovative engineering, including a mast that is one of the three largest one-piece carbon spars ever built, is sure to influence the next wave of super-sailers. Large portholes that ensure her interior welcomes as much natural light as possible punctuate her sleek hull, and her modern and unfussy styling makes the most of this. For summers filled with blue waters, the wind in your hair and perhaps even a session behind the wheel, a sailing yacht of this caliber really is incomparable.