YPI Brokerage, the Sales, Purchase & New Construction Division of Yachting Partners International (a part of the BRS Group) is very pleased to announce the Division’s appointment as Exclusive Joint-Central Agent for the stunning new J-Class: “LIONHEART”.


LIONHEART will be delivered in July 2010.
Her Asking price is EUR 14,900,000.

At 44-metres (144 ft) and with an astonishing 17-metre (56ft) of overhang, LIONHEART is the largest J-Class Yacht yet to have been commissioned.

Originally designed for the Ranger Syndicate by Starling Burgess and Olin Stephens in 1936, her design has been extensively optimised by the Hoek Naval Architects to ensure her ability to compete at the very highest level.

"LIONHEART is designed for cruising as well as racing,” says her YPI Broker and Head of YPI Sailing Division, Will Bishop, “so she is therefore being built to MCA Classification. No expense has been spared to ensure she is competitive on the race course, utilizing Hall Spars vast experience to build the spars, and Harkens race-proven carbon winches.”

From a cruising standpoint LIONHEART incorporates two small deckhouses and two small cockpits for the Owner and his/her guests, a unique feature which provides added versatility to the use of the yacht, whether racing or cruising. 

“She is also extremely competitively priced,” adds Will. “As a yacht LIONHEART offers up a unique opportunity for an Owner – not only are they entering the exclusive and very privileged J-Class owners “club” but in terms of pure sailing, they are purchasing a yacht built for performance but with the versatility of a cruising configuration. With LIONHEART we really are seeing a new breed of J-Class…and a new era of J-Class racing.”  

LIONHEART is a Joint-CA between YPI and Hoek Brokerage.

For more details about LIONHEART or any of the other yachts in the fleet of the new sailing arm of YPI Brokerage please contact:
Will Bishop
Tel: + 377 99 99 97 97
Mob: +33 (0) 627 32 65 42
Email: will.bishop@ypigroup.com